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Johnston Elementary GT Continues Their World Travels

web posted February 4, 2019

020419jesJOHNSTON - The 5th grade GT students at Johnston Elementary have been enjoying their tour of Asia the past few weeks.  They began their exploration with learning the countries and major cities that comprise Asia.  After several geography lessons, they moved on to the culture and traditions of Asia. During that part of their studies, they wrote their new year’s resolutions and sent them up in sky lanterns much as they do for Asian festivals.

The 5th grade GTers studied the different types of plate tectonics, movements of the Earth’s crust, one of which can cause tsunamis, which most frequently occur in portions Asia. To illustrate the plate tectonic movements, the students used graham crackers to represent the Earth’s crust and red tinted Cool Whip as magma.

Their Asian tour concluded with investigating the traditional cuisine.  The students researched various recipes, developed a shopping list, and calculated the cost of the food’s preparation.  An added bonus to the tour through Asia was a visit to the Hong Kong restaurant in Johnston for an authentic Asian meal.  Ms. Amick stated, “The more we expose our students to other cultures, the better their understanding of people of the world”.  Johnston Elementary continues to prepare its students for being a part of a global society.

Pictured above:
Top Front Row:  Mary Grace Fallaw, Kenneth Palma, Wyatt Davenport, Brandon Thomas, Lizzie Busby

Top Back Row:  Brianna Lewis, Ben Collar, Caroline O’Neal, Christian Haskin, Liza O’Neal, Bryston Coleman, Kevin Palma

Bottom picture: GT students work together with Ms. Amick to send up their sky lanterns which featured their resolutions for 2019.

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