Every class at the Southeast Elementary School celebrated a birthday party on Thursday. At the age of 154 the state of Kansas celebrated its admission to the Union.
Throughout the week the students have been learning about the state’s history and Thursday was a day to have a little fun and see what the students remembered. Preschoolers worked on their fine motor skills and learned about the state flower by making Sunflower cookies. Third graders learned a little about how the early settlers lived – how they made butter, took baths, and they got a chance to make their own homemade bread – and taste yeast straight (those brave enough).
As the older students celebrated, they were quizzed by teachers about everything from the state bird (Meadowlark for those of you who’ve forgotten) to the symbolism of the Kansas state flag.