Wearing University of Georgia gear and crafting goal posts with art materials, a fifth grade class at Marshpoint Elementary School hopes that the Bulldogs will defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football National Championship game on Monday evening.
"This is a huge deal that (UGA gets) to go to the national championship and I was like, what can we do that is fun," said Marshpoint Elementary School fifth grade teacher Heather Ager.
Ager and her students worked on STEAM activities, including building a goal post, making a football helmet and learning about the University of Georgia. She said her students have been reading about the university and have asked her about majors, as well as the GPA needed to get into the school.
"The funny thing is that some of these kids are not Georgia fans, but they are today," she said.
Fifth grade student Corinne Miezejeski said her favorite activity was making helmets during class. "Today we made these helmets that we're going to put on our door," she said.
Even though Isabel Connelly likes Florida football, she said she was supporting Georgia through the outfit her mom made for her. She said she was excited to learn about football and the state of Georgia during class.
"I feel excited because I know we're going to do a lot of fun stuff, she said.
Ager, a lifelong fan of Georgia football, said talking about the Bulldogs was something she wanted to share with her students. "It was just something that we wanted to do," she said.
Bianca Moorman is the education reporter. Reach her at BMoorman@gannett.com or 912-239-7706. Find her on Twitter @biancarmoorman.
This article originally appeared on Savannah Morning News: Savannah students prepare for Georgia, Alabama with STEAM activities