Published : Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 6:54 AM
Walden School recently held their 2012 State Fair at the Walden School grounds at San Gabriel Boulevard, Pasadena. Upper core students displayed their State Fair projects.
Fourth and fifth grade students have been researching the landforms, products grown and manufactured, famous people, history, and trivia particular to their assigned state. After many weeks of work in the 4th/5th Grade classrooms, students converted the Toby Hayward Community Room into an exhibit hall to better showcase and explain what they had learned to Fair visitors.
Books, essays, and posters dazzled friends and guests. As one parent mentioned, ”It is such a great way for the children to see each other’s hard work and share it with all the families.” Another parent was excited to see how many different types of birds adorned the three-sided display boards. The proud faces of the 4th and 5th Graders shone, and they confidently shared with many people all of the information they had learned. Many of the students also handed out samples of a cooked dish of favorite food from their assigned state. Towards the end of the evening, a cake displaying all of the states was cut, and each person was served a piece of the USA (excerpts from blogwaldenschool.wordpress.com).