Today was Colonial Day for the third graders! All the kids(and parents too) got to dress up in period clothing and learn about different activities that took place during this time period! They got to make candles, carve soap, learn about the Colonial kitchen, visit a tinsmith, try their hand at quill writing, played games and cross stitch! After rotating through each of these stations, then they learned the minuet dance (I'm not sure if I spelled that correctly) and a sort of square dance style dance. In the minuet, the girls had to hold the boys hand...this of course was the most laughable activity, since all girls had cooties and all boys had cooties. We had some kids that chose to only touch elbows, some that would only use one finger and we even had some that wouldn't even walk next to one another. All in all, it was a great day of learning and a lot of fun.
Abbey and Laura