Wow! A roller coaster of a week...first we got to bring stuffies and have candy, then we had to pay taxes and buy stamps and now King George III has repealed the Stamp Act but has instituted the Declaratory Act--which basically says he and Parliament have legal say over what we do. We're not sure what to think, what will happen next?!!
We are now at T minus 9 school days until our colonial day. We are in good shape with the sewing. This week we will start practicing the three reenactments that we will do for you on our colonial day. Rikuo is our Town Crier, he will bring news to the colonial village around 9:45. Milla is our Dame Mc Murphy and we will do the Dame School reenactment around 11:15 am. Following that Isaac is our Peddler and he along with his apprentice (Seth) will arrive some time after Dame school. We will have time for a group photo after that. Then the students continue the reenactment in the colonial house with Samson Occum (Nicholas) saying a blessing. There's a little free time before we do our colonial dances and play a colonial game or two with a PE teacher. The afternoon is quieter stations and clean up. I hope you will be able to come to at least part of the day.
We continue to work on Geometry. They all did a great job learning how to draw cubes this week. I put a game in the folders as a way to practice drawing the shapes they need to know. That can count as homework.
About half the class has brought in a sock and a spoon. A few more would be great, but no worries if you don't have one. Please have them in by this Friday, May 25th. They go in boxes that I will be packing next weekend. If you haven't signed up to help on Colonial Day here's the link, I messed up the slots but I think you can figure out the place to put your name and if not, I'll be able to figure out what you meant.
During colonial times only 1 in 10 people were literate. Colonial trade signs often had pictures so that people knew what was sold at that store.
Can you pick out your cherub?
One student is in both of these pictures.
Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.