Wednesday, April 25, 2012


     On Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand Army Corps) April 25 our class celebrated in many ways.  First, we studied all of the customs associated with the day.  We learned that it is a day of remembrance of Australian people who died in wars fighting for their country.  We found it was a lot like Memorial Day in the United States.   We learned they play taps for funerals of people who died in war.  They used a bugle.
We learned about the ANZAC Wall.  We constructed poppies in our class to wear all day in remembrance.
We made a Memorial Wall in our classroom.  We watched an Australian story on United Streaming.  The most exciting thing we did was to make biscuits in the kitchen at school and then ate them (In Australia, biscuits are really cookies in the United States).  We hope to SKYPE with our Phillipine friends before the end of the day to share what we have done to honor ANZAC DAY!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Class Happenings

Our class is studying the country of Australia this year.  We have examined the location, land, people, schools, food, government and holidays.  It has been a great experience for the children to learn about children in other countries.

McCarthy's Clan

I am a second-grade teacher at New Town Elementary School in Waxhaw, North Carolina. I have  taught
every grade two through eight.  My favorite grade is the one I am teaching.  We are working on globalization at our school and have the privilege of having a VIF teacher visiting for two years. Miss Ula Lologa has been a great resource for not only the second-grade team but also the entire school!