Coming to America

Third graders at Cypress Elementary learn about history by roleplaying as immigrants going through the process of Ellis Island.

 RG 362 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers WAITING- Third grader Sienna Malen waits to exit the ship to be processed at Ellis Island during an immigration roleplaying exercise at Cypress Elementary school on Tuesday, June 10. The students were learning about the history of immigration and the process of Ellis Island.


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WAITING- Third grader Sienna Malen waits to exit the ship to be processed at Ellis Island during an immigration roleplaying exercise at Cypress Elementary school on Tuesday, June 10. The students were learning about the history of immigration and the process of Ellis Island.

RG 364 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers CHECKING YOUR STATUS- Ship captain, Jennifer Vrooman checks the status of immigrants wanting to enter America during an immigration roleplaying exercise at Cypress Elementary school on Tuesday, June 10. The students were learning about the history of immigration and the process of Ellis Island.

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CHECKING YOUR STATUS- Ship captain, Jennifer Vrooman checks the status of immigrants wanting to enter America during an immigration roleplaying exercise at Cypress Elementary school on Tuesday, June 10. The students were learning about the history of immigration and the process of Ellis Island.

 RG 363 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers PLEASE LET US IN- Third graders Annie Rogers and Nathan Hunter wait for instruction on entering America from the ship's captain during an immigration roleplaying exercise at Cypress Elementary school on Tuesday, June 10. The students were learning about the history of immigration and the process of Ellis Island.


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PLEASE LET US IN- Third graders Annie Rogers and Nathan Hunter wait for instruction on entering America from the ship’s captain during an immigration roleplaying exercise at Cypress Elementary school on Tuesday, June 10. The students were learning about the history of immigration and the process of Ellis Island.

 RG 361 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers CHECKING IN- Paper work is processed at Ellis Island during an immigration roleplaying exercise at Cypress Elementary school on Tuesday, June 10. The students were learning about the history of immigration and the process of Ellis Island.


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CHECKING IN- Paper work is processed at Ellis Island during an immigration roleplaying exercise at Cypress Elementary school on Tuesday, June 10. The students were learning about the history of immigration and the process of Ellis Island.

RG 360 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers WELCOME TO AMERICA- Cypress principal Dr. Paula Willebrands plays the part of The Statue of Liberty as immigrants walk from their ship to Ellis Island during an immigration roleplaying exercise at Cypress Elementary school on Tuesday, June 10. The students were learning about the history of immigration and the process of Ellis Island.

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WELCOME TO AMERICA- Cypress principal Dr. Paula Willebrands plays the part of The Statue of Liberty as immigrants walk from their ship to Ellis Island during an immigration roleplaying exercise at Cypress Elementary school on Tuesday, June 10. The students were learning about the history of immigration and the process of Ellis Island.

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