Fifth Graders went on a field trip last week. They walked to Centennial Park (soldiers had to walk a lot) and did Revolutionary War activities. These activities included making a hat (Yankee Doodle hat) with a feather, playing games (pick up sticks, cats cradle, and a solitaire game with beans), learning about Paul Revere's Ride, and learning some Von Steuben militia drills. The students had a great time.
Today has been a busy day at East Meadows!
Our 4th grade students earned "Beaver Pelts" for good behavior, participation, and being kind. They were then able to trade the "pelts" for goods. Each students brought some items they wanted to trade with others. They had a great time learning about the Mountain Men and how they lived and survived back in the day.
The 4th grade students have been studying about the Mountain Men that use to live in our area.
We were so lucky to have a "Mountain Man" come and visit the students today. He talked about how they traded furs for goods. The students loved learning about their ways.