Our 6th Grade class celebrated an Immigration to America day. They had the opportunity to travel back in time and become early 1900 European immigrants to America coming through Ellis Island. The students chose and studied a country and wrote a summary of the life and culture of that particular country. To share their research, each student dressed up as an immigrant, brought a dish and/or drink from their country, and a suitcase filled with the belongings they would have brought with them to America. Some of the countries and dishes shared included shepherds pie from Scotland, pretzels from Germany, smoked salmon and potatoes from Scotland, and baklava from Greece. The day was a wonderful time of feasting and fun while learning about other cultures and their history.