Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wagon Ho!

Woodbury second graders “pan for gold” in the style of pioneers.

A Pioneer Living program was held at West End School on November 14th from 9-11:00 am.

The Pioneer Living exhibit is a traveling hands-on museum. Dozens of artifacts and hands on activities turned the West End all purpose room into an 1800s pioneer settlement. But instead of just looking at all of the artifacts and antiques, students were encouraged to touch them and interact.

Here are some of the pioneer activities that Woodbury Public School second graders learned about in a hands on way:

Panning for gold
Grinding corn into flour
Washing clothes on a washboard
Carding and hand spinning yarn
Rolling out bread dough

Tin Cup Adventures originates out of Portland, Oregon. Their Pioneer Living exhibit has visited over 15,000 schools in 45 different states since 1989. They visited with Woodbury Public School students this year as part of the district’s Enrichment program that provides school wide enrichment experiences to all students over the course of the school year.

(This entry was provided by Ms. Cummings, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction)

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