Colonial Day at LEMS

by Gabriele Arseneault
Landstuhl Elementary Middle School

Mark Wilburn’s fifth grade class poses at the end of the day after a wonderful Colonial Day at Landstuhl Elementary Middle School.

The fifth grade curriculum involves a study of colonial times. In order to make the material real and relevant, Sharon Emerling, Maxine Reid, and Mark Wilburn let fifth graders participate in a day of Colonial Activities at Landstuhl Elementary Middle School. These activities are designed to show how artifacts were created and work was done before the modern days. The students were involved in making candles, creating artwork, cooking, dancing, quilt making, and other hands-on activities.

Fifth graders from Sharon Emerling’s class learn the Virginia Reel during Colonial Day at Landstuhl Elementary Middle School.

 

Jevonne Ford and Brent Jones, fifth graders in Sharon Emerling’s class, carefully make delicious banana bread for lunch during Colonial Day at Landstuhl Elementary Middle School.
Caleb Waluda, fifth grader in Maxine Reid’s class, concentrates as he pounds nails to make his colonial lantern during Colonial Day at Landstuhl Elementary Middle School.

 

End of the day posing with Sharon Emerling’s class after Colonial Day at Landstuhl Elementary Middle School.