Pioneer Life

pioneer life

Grade four students in Anne McCarron's class at SKC began their school year by looking back and thinking about pioneer life. They quickly learned how easy they have it nowadays!

They enjoyed reading the novel "Little House in the Big Woods", and worked on all kinds of assignments. They searched through the novel to find comparisons of life then and now. Did you know pioneers used to color their butter with carrot juice? That's just one interesting fact they learned!

The students searched the Internet for information about pioneers to complete a series of learning activities. They found out about medicines they used, ways they travelled, food they ate, and homes they built.

To complete the unit, they had a field trip to "Orwell Corner", a local pioneer village. Here is a story by Katelyn Johnston about that visit.

"Orwell Corner" by Katelyn Johnston

horseAt Orwell Corner, I went to visit the General Store and bought four suckers; they were cappicino. At the village, there was a store, post office, and a house all in one building. The schoolhouse was awesome! I liked how there was tiny chalk boards and grey chalk. I truly didn't know a whale's jawbone was that big! The Blacksmith's shop was cool too! There were lots of different sizes of horseshoes. Some were big and some were mini. I liked the huge workhorses, Max and Dot. I was kind of afraid to pet them because they were so big! I had fun making candles; mine turned out nice and bumpy. We all got to take them home. By the old schoolhouse there were horses in the field. I felt them; they were soft and nice. Maddie took two pictures of them with her camera.

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