Each year, Mountainview elementary students temporarily pause their social studies to pick up with their country of choice to learn about art, language, culture and customs. The month-long study culminates in two events: Travel Day and International Day. For our International Day performance, after a unit on France, my students prepared an original Madeleine skit and song.
In an old house in Paris, That was covered in vines, Lived six little girls, In two straight lines
They left the house at half past nine, In two straight lines, In rain or shine, The smallest one was Madeline
In two straight lines, They toured the city, Saw paintings and buildings, And said "How Pretty!"
They went to museums, Yes they went to a few, The largest of which they saw, Was the Louvre
They admired the arc, And walked through parks
They viewed Notre Dame, Which was almost spoiled, When the girls turned around, And saw a gargoyle
In the afternoon, At a quarter to three, The girls stopped off, At a bon creperie
With full happy stomachs, The girls walked in rows, Back across town, To their lovely chateau