The crew had an amazing experience learning about their family history, sharing with the crew, then participating in and Ellis Island experience with ALL 2nd graders! Students started with seeing real pictures from Ellis Island and hearing about Mrs. Patterson’s family story when they came to America through Ellis Island! Next, all of 2nd grade waited in LONG lines as they traveled through the Information Application room, Interview room, Baggage room, and Medical room with their luggage and passports! They had challenging questions to answer before they could enter “America” but once they did, Mrs. Jarrell led an oath ceremony with them!! Finally we celebrated with red, white, and blue Popsicles!! We learned so much about the brave people that came to America through Ellis Island and gained a new appreciation for their persistence!!