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Cultural Night Showcases Student Projects at Fairley Elementary School

The third grade wing at Fairley Elementary school recently transformed into an international experience as part of cultural night.

Brooke Gardner shows her dad, John, the Ireland-inspired artwork she created for cultural night at Fairley Elementary School.
Brooke Gardner shows her dad, John, the Ireland-inspired artwork she created for cultural night at Fairley Elementary School.

Each class studied the history and traditions of a particular country.

This year, students learned about Brazil, China, Ireland and Australia, with the project culminating in a cultural celebration to showcase the student work.

“This is a great integrated unit of study,” said Fairley Principal Jody Musa. “It goes along with the modules and gives the kids a better understanding of the cultures, traditions and life in other parts of the world.”

Third grader Layla Emmons represents Brazil during Fairley Elementary School’s annual cultural night. She is all smiles as she displays one of the many projects she made for the event.
Third grader Layla Emmons represents Brazil during Fairley Elementary School’s annual cultural night. She is all smiles as she displays one of the many projects she made for the event.

Students wore colors of the country they studied and brought family members into each third grade classroom, which took on their respected country’s cultural feel, complete with decorations and props.

Parents listened as students read book reports and presented artwork, dioramas and posters.

Attendees also had the opportunity to indulge in some traditional food from each country.