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B'ville: Third-graders travel the globe

McNamara Elementary third-graders celebrated the end of a social studies unit with a continent party. On March 12, the students rotated through four classrooms to experience various aspects of the cultures of Japan, China, India and the Philippines.

In Japan they ate sushi and tried origami. In India, parent volunteers painted henna designs on the students' hands. When they visited the Philippines, third-graders tasted babingka, a rice dessert, and in China, they made a craft.

Through hands-on activities, and with the help of parent volunteers, McNamara's third-grade teachers reinforced the information their students had just learned.

Jacob Russell, a McNamara Elementary third grader, tries sushi under the watchful eye of his curious classmate Alex Rawda.

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