Fun at Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy’s Annual Social Studies Fair

A Bashful Giraffe ELC student and a 1st grader stand in front of Mrs. Jeannie’s Big Ben tower to celebrate England.

Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy held its annual Social Studies Fair on March 13. The Social Studies Fair is a highlight of the academic school year. Each class from Kindergarten through 8th grade picks a country or a culture to study intensively for about two weeks.

The classrooms take on the cultural appearance of the geographical area the students are studying during those two weeks. It is amazing to see each room transform into the culture of some places outside of Virginia.

This year we were blessed to have the Pre-K students from the Bashful Giraffe Early Learning Center participate in the Fair. The Social Studies Fair is a wonderful learning experience for students of all ages, as well as for all those who attend.

Speaking of those who attended, we would like to share a heartfelt thank you to all the family members and friends who came out in support of the students. Your participation helped make this year’s Social Studies Fair a huge success.

Many family members and friends came out in support of the students for the Fair.
The Pre-K students from Bashful Giraffe Early Learning Center studied the continent of Antarctica.
The Pre-K children dressed up like the penguins that they studied about and shared a song with the crowd.
Mrs. Thompson’s Kindergarten class studied the country of Ireland.
The Kindergarteners shared an Irish Jig with the crowd.
Mrs. Jeannie’s 1st and 2nd grade class studied the country of England.
The 1st and 2nd grade students marched in formation like the guards who protect Buckingham Palace.
The crowd really enjoyed all of the humorous moments that the students provided.
Mrs. Kelly’s 3rd and 4th grade class studied all 50 states in our great United States.
The 3rd and 4th graders sang a catchy song about the 50 States.
Mr. Billy’s 5th and 6th grade class studied Medieval times.
The 5th and 6th graders sang and danced along to a song about the Black Plague called “Fleas and Rats.”
The 5th and 6th graders humorously acted out the deaths caused by the Black Plague.
Mr. Doss’ 7th and 8th grade class studied the country of Poland.
As Mr. Doss said that night, “Where else could you get a bunch of 7th and 8th graders to agree to dress up in these costumes and dance the polka?” Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy is a true gem with students who make it priceless.
After the presentations in the gym, students and families walked through the classrooms to step into the different cultures and enjoy foods that represented the people groups studied.
The Pre-K students at the Bashful Giraffe Early Learning Center had a beautiful display representing Antarctica with many penguins.
Families enjoyed the crafts and displays that the Pre-K students helped create.
The Kindergarten class was decked out to celebrate Ireland, and Mrs. Thompson handed out specially made icees to everyone who came to visit.
The 1st and 2nd grade class visitors enjoyed tea and biscuits representing the country of England.
The 3rd and 4th grade class was decked out with displays representing many of the 50 States of America.
When you stepped through the doorway of the 5th and 6th grade classroom, visitors stepped right into Medieval times.
The 7th and 8th grade classroom celebrated the customs of Poland, including some great Polish food.