Kathy Chadwick's fourth grade class at Kaegebein Elementary School celebrated "Colonial Day" on Tuesday, Nov. 22. This day is based on a class novel the students read called "Felicity Learns a Lesson." The girls prepared the dinner meal, making applesauce, butter, peeling and mashing potatoes, and prepare the stuffing. As the boys learned lessons from hornbooks, the girls learned how to cross stitch and have a tea party.
The boys learned about Colonial occupations and constructed a sign to go with an occupation they are interested in. Both the boys and girls made soap, carved soap, wrote with a quill feather and ink, and stenciled. This year, Mr. Rizzuto, an Old Fort Niagara re-enactor, taught the students Colonial games. All the boys and the girls enjoyed this authentic experience with Colonial times, Chadwick said.
For additional photos from this event click here. (Photos by Larry Austin)