Wileman Elementary School fifth graders participated in a colonial-themed day on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
The fifth graders have been studying about the 13 American colonies and colonial life. So on Colonial Days, they got to experience first hand what life was like back when the country was being founded.
They participated in activities including soap carving, tin punching, making silhouettes, making hexes and making a pompander ball. They also got to make butter during the day and they enjoyed it on some fresh bread.
Finally, they ended the day with some colonial games. Students were also asked to come to school dressed in colonial outfits.
“They were very creative and did a fabulous job on their costumes,” Wileman teacher Laura Brellenthin said. “Overall, the fifth graders learned a lot about Colonial life and realized just how hard life was back then.”