On Thursday May 19th, the fourth grade class hosted their State Fair. For this project, each student researched one of the 50 States. They have been working diligently for several months, (with the guidance and support of their teacher, Keela Fowler, and associate teacher, Karen Brindley) to gather and organize information about their state. For the big day, the students came dressed as a famous person that they had chosen to represent in honor of their state. Some of the famous people included baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. for Maryland, President Barack Obama for Hawaii, singer and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson for Tennessee, and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for Michigan.
Each student also designed a brochure that included details about industry, agriculture, tourist attractions, and geographic features found in their state. Additionally, they created a poster to display information and a video advertisement to attract visitors to their state.
After introducing themselves as the famous person and singing our National Anthem and America the Beautiful, the fourth graders then hosted family members and other NFS students in their classroom to learn all about the states. Guests could take a copy of a brochure, watch the video ads, and find out much more by asking the presenters questions about their state. Guests could even sample delicious state-related food and drinks, such as peach pie from Georgia!
An incredible amount of work went into this project, and the whole community loved learning from the students! Well done fourth grade!
You will find feature articles conceived, pursued, and written entirely by their teenage authors. The students built this magazine from the ground up, conducting research, interviewing experts, and navigating the publishing platform. We hope that you enjoy this glimpse into the collective mind of the Class of 2017. Happy reading!