First grade has been studying the symbols of America. During the week of April 10, Mrs. Mang’s class read about Mount Rushmore. They looked at pictures of the monument and discussed the four presidents on the mountain. They further talked about why each president was chosen and even watched videos of the workers sculpting the monument. As a culminating activity, students were given the choice of painting or sculpting their own Mount Rushmore. Sculptors were given a hunk of Model Magic to create their own monuments. Painters were given oil pastels and water colors.