The Colonial American Fair is a fourth grade highlight each year and the 2 hour delay didn’t stop students at Columbus Elementary from enjoying the 12th annual event! Living History is the best way to experience and culminate this social studies unit in fourth grade. It is made possible by the generous Cultural Arts Committee and presented by AdventureGames Inc.
On Friday, February 10th, teachers and students truly traveled back in time to 1774. Students were dressed in costume with mop caps and tricorn caps as they greeted each other and rotated through special learning stations. To get a feel for daily life in Colonial America, students had a day of hands on activities with lots to look at and try. Dame school was a favorite as the children got to write with quill pens and get a sense of what would happen if they were misbehaving in class! Parents volunteered at activities like toys and games, tin-smithing, candle dipping, butter churning, and stenciling. Everyone enjoyed a hot, delicious Colonial lunch and sampled baked goods for dessert thanks to the efforts of the Columbus kitchen staff . Thanks to everyone who made this day such a wonderful success.