Back to the Future!
Soon, we’ll have the opportunity to meet for the second Parent Meeting. One of the things that will come up in your House Meeting is History Day. History Day is a HUGE event at CCA. Here’s some information that will help you as we work together to plan the event.
Thursday, February 17: Mandatory Set up. Plan to spend noon – 4 pm working in our gymnasium to set up all of the booths. *IF students come, they must be attended to at all times. CCA doesn’t have the ability to supervise them on this day.
Friday: February 18: Drop off like normal. Students will walk around each booth with their classes while parents serve. There are no classes or electives on History Day. We’ll eat lunch together. Students will have some recess time while parents break down and clean up the gymnasium.
This year, our lower school students are learning about early Modern history (TIME PERIOD), so that will be our History Day time period, too.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Everyone dresses in period costumes. Look for after-Halloween deals, or plan to make your own.
Each house is responsible for two booths. Here are the assignments:
We use decorated canopy tents or similar size-structures for each booth. They are set up in a circle around the perimeter of the gymnasium. The students start at one booth and rotate through them as a class throughout the day.
The activities of each booth should:
Provide a short lesson or explanation of something relating to your booth. As your house plans this aspect, remember to keep it simple for our younger students and provide more details for our older students.
Provide a small snack
Have a hands-on activity. When the body is moving, the mind is grooving!
TAKE A PEEK
You can see photos from past events on Facebook to get a feel for what to expect.
Here are a few albums from previous years:
If you have questions, you can always ask me, your mentor or another CCA family. For this particular topic, feel free to ask another member of your House.