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4th Grade Pioneer Day


4th Graders in Mrs. Archer’s 4th Grade celebrated Pioneer Day on May 8, 2024. Students dressed for the part, with boys wearing hats and suspenders and girls wearing long dresses, aprons and bonnets.  The day was packed full of fun pioneer activities. Students enjoyed writing with feather pens and ink, reciting poetry, making butter, square dancing and playing pioneer games such as Hopscotch and Graces. Each student was asked to pack a lunch that would be similar to a pioneer lunch. Many of them chose to bring fruit, bread and dried jerky, and some of them even carried it in a pail!  Pioneer Day is a tradition among 4th Graders. Students have been studying about pioneer life and the hardships that many homesteaders faced.  This is a culmination project for the end of the year, which allows students to experience what life was like during this time period and to have a lot of fun while doing it!