Second graders are working on their Family Heritage Unit. The children have completed many family projects: a family tree, memory box, ancestor clothespin dolls, finding the origin of their names, and a paper quilt square that tells about their special family. A very important part of this unit was when the second graders interviewed one of their grandparents about life when they were young.
They are now working on a Past and Present book comparing their grandparent’s life to theirs. In class they made passports and wrote stories imagining they were immigrant children in the early 1900’s coming to America. This unit is a wonderful keepsake and a time for the children to discover some of their family history.