Fifth graders at Fairmeadow get to have a special day to commemorate their studies of Colonial times. This year Colonial Day was at the end of March, right before the start of Spring Break. I volunteered to photograph the event, which meant I got to see the goings on first hand. It was a great day!
There were several activity booths including butter-making, tin lantern making, sewing, dancing, badminton, a school, an apothecary, and, of course, a saloon. There was also a silversmith booth, which turned out to be Ezra’s favorite. Each student “worked” a booth for part of the day and had the rest of the day to choose other activities. Here’s Ezra with a couple of friends at the beginning of the day.
Here he’s working on his tin lantern.
He also took a turn trying badminton, which is surprisingly hard.
Here are Ezra and his best friends, Henry and Emerson once again at the silversmith booth.
I also popped into Ezra’s classroom and nosed around a bit. I found a wall where there were short stories about kindness. This one is Ezra’s.
Since I was one of the “official” photographers, I have a ton of photos. To see the rest of them and get a feel for the day, click here.