Wednesday, 4 July 2012

fourth of july!

1776 usa...they were fed up with the uk telling them what to do and pay more they made a document listing what values they stood for and declared independence from the uk on 4th july

we learnt that the stars and stripes has 50 stars that represent the 50 states and 13 stripes that represent the original 13 colonies

the colours are for justice, red for valour and white for purity

we learnt the pledge of allegiance

the celebration tree was decorated with stars, cookie cutters, dollar bills, nyc taxis, bald eagles, flags, blueberry tin lids and the statue of liberty

we made straw garlands

and draped the flag over the sofa

and made fireworks from toilet roll tubes

we learnt that the statue of liberty was a gift from the french and she wears a crown of 7 spikes that represent light of liberty on the 7 seas and 7 continents, she has a broken chain of unjust at her feet, a glowing torch and a tablet with the date of the declaration of independence on

the bald eagle is another symbol of the usa representing freedom, long life, great strength and majestic looks. it appears on many seals including the president's and on coins.

we sung the star spangled banner (badly), ate fried chicken/burgers/mac and cheese/fries followed by banana splits with cookie dough ice cream/cherries/white and milk chocolate sauce

we also made lists of how many famous people (fictional and real) we thought were american....incorrect answers: nicole kidman (australian), celine dion (canadian), austin powers (british), rhianna (barbadian), nicki minaj (trinidad) etc etc

what did you do?

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