Lyndsay Prillaman, Autumn Williams, Jacob Simms and Jackson Smith share what they learned about Switzerland with Cloverdale Elementary first and second graders.
Photo by Ed McCoy
Read Mountain Middle School sixth graders Josie Gore (left) and Jackson Crawford go over their notes about South Korea during the school’s International Fair Friday morning. They had one of the 63 booths about different countries that was part their English class project. The students shared what they learned with first and second graders from Cloverdale Elementary School. For more about the fair, see Page 8.
Photo by Ed McCoy

Sixth graders at Read Mountain Middle School turned into teachers Friday morning when they shared what they’d learned about 63 different countries with first and second graders from Cloverdale Elementary School.

The International Fair was a project for the sixth grade English classes where they worked in teams to develop interactive booths about the different countries, one of their English teachers Angela Myers explained.

The 220 sixth graders made non-fiction magazines about a particular country, then worked in teams to make the booths for the fair.

They had tri-folds with information about the countries and activities related to their team’s country for the first and second graders to participate in.

The elementary students got five minutes and 30 seconds at each booth, then rotated through The Forum to among the “countries.
Research, non-fiction reading and vocabulary were all part of the lessons for the sixth graders. “They had to think about it, do research and build the booths from scratch,” Myers said. “Everybody stepped up and did a fantastic job.”

She also thanked Cloverdale Elementary for cooperating with the project.

— Ed McCoy