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On Feb. 27, students at Thomas J. Lahey traveled around the countries of
the United Nations thanks to the “ambassadors” from Mr. Augustino
Rettino and Ms. Susan Turrini’s fifth-grade classes.
In preparation for this day, students worked in groups and studied
individual countries in the United Nations and were each declared an
ambassador for that country. Students prepared materials like travel
brochures, maps, and informational presentations about each country. On
Feb. 27 the rest of the school, along with parents and loved ones, were
invited to visit each country, try some of the local cuisine, and read
about the culture, government, and more. Additionally, groups even
performed readings and songs related to the United Nations.
“It was really cool learning about a country that I knew nothing about,”
said TJL fifth-grader, Alex. “I learned that, in Japan, voice acting is
a very popular career path…and that they use different kinds of
utensils than we do to eat their meals.”