First Grade Flies to Mexico
To coordinate with our theme and cultural study of a country, a former St. Michael’s graduate & pilot Ryan Andrade 09’, created a virtual flight to Mexico City for the first graders. In preparation for the trip, the students learned about the location, climate and discussed items that they would need for the southern country. After the students packed their suitcases, they had their passports in hand and boarded flight 4321 Aero Mexico to Mexico City.
Flight attendants Mrs. Abraham and Mr. Tutino guided the children to their seats, told them about the safety procedures for the upcoming flight, while the stand in pilot, Mrs. Andrade prepared the cockpit for takeoff. The students buckled in, and when they were at cruising altitude were given pretzels to snack on as they looked out the window of the 737 to see the mountainous terrain below.
The children enjoyed the view from the cockpit and out their windows of the wings. The students were entertained by their scenic fifteen minute flight to our neighboring country. After landing, they were greeted by Senora McPherson and Señor Zurn who enjoyed the festivities while wearing sombreros. The flight was a success and the students made it back in time for carpool. We are off to the rainforest in a few weeks.