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May 26th

We are gearing up for Colonial Day!  The children have been hard at work stenciling checkerboards and wall hangings, hammering patterns into copper to make lanterns, sewing vests, haversacks, aprons, bonnets and preparing bonnets.  They have started to cross stitch an apple, sewed and tied yarn onto a sock for a stick horse, and practiced writing in calligraphy.  They learned the names of important Hanover Colonial people, like the founder of Dartmouth College, Eleazor Wheelock and the first Native American student, Samson Occom.  They have each chosen the name of the person they want to portray on Colonial Day.  We have begun a timeline of events, which includes the founding of Jamestown, Plymouth, the French and Indian War, The Treaty of Paris, and most recently, the Stamp and Townshend Acts.  We have been enjoying, "Tea" together during each snack time, but King George has been strict with us and has limited the quality and amount of tea.  Room 210's Colonists…
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May 12th

For the last couple of weeks we've been busy with our Colonial studies.  First, we learned about the first English settlement established in 1607, called Jamestown.

Next, students got a tiny glimpse into what life was like on the 66 day ocean journey on the Mayflower.  After landing on Cape Cod and anchoring the Mayflower, two smaller boats called shallops went in search of a better location to settle and founded Plymouth.

We also got started with craft workshops this week.  Girls and boys are getting the knack of sewing and are completing the stitches necessary to make their vests, aprons, haversacks, pockets, and bonnets.  We will finish up sewing this week and move onto stenciling of wall hangings and checkerboards, and the hammering of copper to make lanterns.

Important News, Announcements and Dates Parents Invited to 2nd Grade Chorus for a Sing Along Wednesday, May 24th and Wednesday, June 14th Parents come into music room at 10:55
Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day, No Sc…