Mrs. Brutcher's January Newsletter
We are PUBLISHED AUTHORS!
Our third graders became published authors this trimester! We created our own class book titled How Core Values ROCK Our World! The students wrote acrostic poems and opinion essays to teach ways that Riverview's core values can be integrated into our daily lives. The students also showed their core values in action by illustrating pictures and capturing moments through photography of their own learning as the core values were being displayed. We got to experience first hand the editing and revision process and see how our hard work paid off.
Camp Flintlock Field Trip
Students traveled back in time to the 18th century when our nation was born. They learned about early American history, from the Revolutionary War to the everyday Colonial world. They experienced living like George Washington, Molly Pitcher, and Daniel Boone did in the 1700s. All of the activities were designed to promote a historical perspective while building character and having fun.
Camp Flintlock Descriptions of Activity Stations:
Indian Necklace Making: Students made an authentic style necklace using glass beads and hair pipe beads made from buffalo horn and buffalo bones.
Quill & Ink Writing: Students used a turkey feather quill & bottled ink and learned to write like Thomas Jefferson. This is one of our most popular stations.
Indian War Paint & Story: Students listened to the story of James Smith who was captured and adopted by Indians. Then they tried on some Indian War Paint for themselves.
Colonial Games: Students had fun playing period games such as: Cup & Ball, Bilbo, Graces, Nine Pins, Pickup Sticks, Hoop Racing, and Tug-of-War.
Knot Tying: Students learned some basic knots such as: the square knot, the granny knot, the bowline knot, and others.
Tomahawk Throw: Students learned to throw an Indian style tomahawk at a wooden target.
Colonial Dress Up: Student dress up involved trying on reproductions of 18th Century clothing.
Colonial Store: The store had Authentic Period reproductions for sale. Some of the items sold were arrowheads, paper fans, and flutes.
Shrek Field Trip
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