The best way to learn about a subject is to experience it first-hand. Thanks to the generous Elementary PTO Cultural Arts Committee, fourth graders experience a fun, hands-on social studies lesson during The Colonial American Fair, presented by AdventureGames Inc.
On Friday, February 1, teachers and students celebrated the 14th annual event. They traveled back in time to 1774. Students were dressed in costume with mop hats 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.