Colonial Day - Bringing History to Life
The 5th grade class took a step back in time to experience a day in the life of the colonists. Led by Miss Precissi and assisted by many parents, including Miss Precissi's Mom, manning the hand sewn potholder station, the 5th graders had the opportunity to experience seven different activities common in the colonial days. The students made apple butter, visited the tavern where they played traditional games, learned to write with quill pens making their own ink with mashed up berries and sealing their letters with wax seals, and acted as silversmiths where they made lanterns. In addition, tea time featured a traditional tea party accompanied by a lesson on manners, and a visit to the Quincy Market allowed the students to purchase much needed supplies. The colonists shared a picnic lunch together and then headed back to the classroom to recover from their busy day. Colonial Day was a fun and interactive way to wrap up their studies of colonial America.