A note from Mrs. Burke:
Most of this blog post will be focused on student reflections from the Colonial Trade Fair Project. I could tell how much they learned during this project from their interactions with "customers" at the trade fair. It was nice to see it all come together after many weeks of research and hard work. I am so proud of all of them! Thank you to those of you who could attend.
I've included pictures from our holiday fun day on Friday. Thank you to the parents who sent in food for our special lunch and to those who volunteered during our craft time.
I also want to take this time to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Enjoy time relaxing with family and friends.
Keep reading to see what students wrote about their Colonial Trade Fair experience.
Colonial America: The Colonial Trade Fair
Cash the Schoolmaster:
I'm proud of this project because it was very fun and
made me very happy! It has been really fun doing the colonial fair I can't wait to
do it another thing like the colonial fair!
Aubree the Schoolmaster
I had a lot of fun at the colonial fair! I got to learn all about the schoolmaster and how it was in the colonial days. I loved sharing all the information I knew and sharing it with my customers. I hope we do something similar soon.
Jayden the Shoemaker
I am proud of all of us. I learned I lot about the shoes. They make the bottom out of wood.
Madi the Cooper
From this project I learned the tools coopers used, what they made, and the different types of coopers there were. I am most proud of the many costumers I got and the hard work on the brochure.
Madylyn the Homemaker
I am most proud of my essay and my costume. I am really impressed of how realistic my costume looked as a homemaker. The colonial trade fair was so fun I wish I could do it again!
Nevaeh the Wigmaker
I'm most proud of my brochure because it was nice to work on. I'm also proud of my colonial essay because it was interesting. I'm also proud of the colonial trade fair because it was a fun experience.
Owen the Doctor
I learned that some people got grossed out because of the leeches and the creepy tools. And that people asked me what was the funniest fact you learned and I said that when the patient dies I still get the money. The doctor was the best to learn about.
Zachary the Silversmith
I think we did a really good job during the colonial trade fair with talking to customers and costumes.
Braelyn the Milliner
Randy the Wheelwright
It would be fun to be a wheelwright during colonial times.
Jack the Blacksmith
It was interesting to try something new and I loved making tools.The trade fair was fun to learn something interesting about the jobs.I hope the kids next year have fun with this project.
Lyndsey the Apothecary
Maximus the Joiner
The Colonial Trade Fair was this week and it was fun. One thing that I learned is that the joiner would build and repair buildings. The thing that I am most proud of is my essay because it took the longest to make.
Abigail the Peddler
I learned that the Peddler existed and what they did. I am most proud of my research because there weren’t very many websites, so I had to find as much as I could from those websites. I think the the trade fair went very well and I loved this unit. I also think I did pretty well on my essay, but no one read it.
Flynn the Hatter
Taylor the Cooper
I had so much fun talking to people and saying all the facts and all my props that I had on the table. I was the cooper. It was so much fun to dress up as a character.
Here are the students interacting with their "customers" at the Colonial Trade Fair:
Holiday Fun: Crafts along with crazy hair and crazy hat day!