February 5, 2015
Prior to the day, the students learned about the Original Thirteen Colonies and each student researched a particular colony in Computer and Library classes. Next, th
e students made colonial hats in Art class. The gentlemen made three-cornered hats and the ladies sewed lace bonnets. On Colonial Day students came to school dressed in their most creative colonial attire. During Reading class students made horn books using verses from the Book of Proverbs in the Bible. Colonial children would have used a similar method to learn how to read and study the Scriptures. During Math class students worked to solve problems similar to the mathematical problems Colonial children would have solved.
During Social Studies class, students shared their Thirteen Colony posters which are the culmination of the research they did. In Art class students will be making Colonial frames which will hold a picture of each student in Colonial attire and in Computer class students will prepare Power Point Presentations for each of the Thirteen Colonies. During the day students even went BACK to the FUTURE and Skyped with another Catholic School in the Midwest. Students from both schools asked a series of questions to help each class determine in which state each school was located. Our Trinity Academy students were quick to uncover the school we Skyped with was located in Indiana. It was a wonderful experience for the 5th grade and the day was filled with meaningful learning and fun!