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Colonial Day at Turkey Hill School

On May 8th, Fifth Grade students at Turkey Hill School participated in Colonial Day. Students took part in such activities as baking their own corn bread, making their own hornbooks, as well as playing such games as Nine Men’s Morris and Cat’s Cradle. One 5th grader exclaimed, “I didn’t realize that the colonial people had it so hard. They didn’t have anywhere to go to get supplies. They were very self-sufficient.” Students were also able to dress up as colonial children as they experienced a simulated day in the life of a colonist. Another student commented that it was very surprising to learn how they entertained themselves. “It was cool how the little kids would play with paper dolls on Sundays, because it was a quiet day of rest and these toys were less noisy.” Prior to this activity, students studied aspects of colonial life and jobs, as well as the economy and geography of the original 13 colonies.

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