By Tim Leeds
National symbols and monuments were on display in the Lincoln-McKinley Elementary School library yesterday.
Third-grade students from Cyndi Leeds' and Dusty Toth's classes pooled and formed teams to research different monuments and symbols, build models and write reports about their topics. The end results were in the library yesterday, with the third-graders presenting their displays to the rest of the school at 1 p.m. The display was opened to the parents of the students at 7 p.m.
Toth said they have a section for third graders to study American symbols and monuments, so he and Leeds decided to approach it in this hands-on fashion. He said they just thought it would be a good way to learn about the subject.
"I think they did a really good job," he said, "and I think they're really proud of the work they did."
He said they worked on the extensive projects for a month or more, producing a roomful of monuments and reports.
"It took a little longer than we thought," Toth said, "but it's worth it, I think."