OKTOBERFEST IN THIRD GRADE
Students in Mrs. Grant's class made pretzels today to go along with a study of the German culture and Oktoberfest festival. Learning that many traditions and things we do and use everyday were brought to our country by our ancestors from many European countries helps us better understand our Americanism! Students learned that thanks to Germany, we have birthday cakes with candles and Christmas trees. And what would America be without Grimm's Fairy Tales? Albert Einstein, Beethoven, x-rays, the printing press, cuckoo clock, Fahrenheit thermometer; bicycle, and the German Shepherd are just a few things contributed to our culture from Germany.