Sunday, March 4, 2012

International Day Part 1

Each year, Mountainview elementary students temporarily pause their social studies to pick up with their country of choice to learn about art, language, culture and customs. The month-long study culminates in two events: Travel Day and International Day. For our International Day performance, after a unit on France, my students prepared an original Madeleine skit and song.


In an old house in Paris
That was covered in vines
Lived six little girls
In two straight lines

They left the house at half past nine
In two straight lines
In rain or shine
The smallest one was Madeline

In two straight lines
They toured the city
Saw paintings and buildings
And said "How Pretty!"

They went to museums,
Yes they went to a few
The largest of which they saw
Was the Louvre

They admired the arc
And walked through parks

They viewed Notre Dame
Which was almost spoiled 
When the girls turned around
And saw a gargoyle

In the afternoon
At a quarter to three
The girls stopped off
At a bon creperie

With full happy stomachs
The girls walked in rows
Back across town
To their lovely chateau

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