The state of Indiana turned 204 years old on December 11, 2020. To celebrate, the fourth graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point had a birthday party.
This annual celebration is usually held at the Crown Point Public Library where the students get a tour of the Indiana Room which is filled with all sorts of resources about the nineteenth state. Considering the historic times of 2020, the party was held in-house this year during normal Indiana History class time. Games, such as Hangman, Pictionary, and Bingo, were all played with an Indiana History twist. The Indy 500 was even simulated with a dice-rolling chalkboard race! Individual cupcakes were enjoyed as a treat and goodie bags, filled with all things Indiana, were handed out to each student.
Fourth grade Indiana History teacher, Mrs. Arianne Wong said, “My number one goal is to make our state’s history come alive.” With all the activities at the party centered around the state of Indiana, the fourth graders were able to take what they have learned and party like it was 1816!
St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three-year-olds) through grade eight. St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by cutting-edge technology. Faith, Academic Excellence, Life Lessons, and Compassion are the four pillars of the school. To learn more about St. Mary’s or take the school’s “virtual tour,” visit stmarycp.org/school.