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Ellis Island Simulation

Do you ever wonder what it was like for our ancestors as they came to America for the first time? The second grade will soon find out as they experience what it was like to journey by boat to the new country and enter America through Ellis Island as part of our immigration unit. Friday Folders contain information about this fun experience!

On Friday, April 27, students will come to school dressed as immigrants from the turn of the century. As part of the simulation, they will design suitcases for the journey and pack items they might bring. Each second grade will be set up as a different inspection station at Ellis Island. This is where we need your help. If you would be willing to join us from 9:00-10:30 that day and help with our station, please let me know. You will be given questions to ask immigrants as they experience what their ancestors may have felt.

Please read through the packet in folders so you are aware of the various activities that will be part of the unit. Thanks!

Bay Explorer Field Trip

On May 4, the crew will set out on the Mote Marine "Bay Explorer" to experience hands-on our Sarasota Bay ecosystem. Please find the permission form for this field trip in Friday Folders. I am able to bring 1-2 chaperones, so please let me know if you would like to go. We will be cruising from approximately 10:00-12:00 that day.

Scholastic Orders

Our last Scholastic order is available in Friday Folders. This is a good way to stock up on books for summer reading. Please place orders by Friday, April 13. Thanks!