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Middlesex Elementary School kindergarten students celebrating “50s Days.

The month of November was a whirlwind of special activities in kindergarten at Middlesex Elementary School.

Our focus book, “Pilgrim Children Had Many Chores” helped the students learn about the past. We compared our lives today to the life of the settlers in Jamestown and to the life of pilgrim children long ago. We all are thankful we live now and did not live long ago!

All the students agreed the pilgrim children had a hard life. The students appreciate and are thankful for all they have and for their lifestyle.

The students created their own Native American necklace and headband. They practiced making patterns on their headbands. 

We traveled to the Jamestown Settlement. The boys and girls went back in time to the 17th century to learn about the culture of the Powhatan Indians in a re-created village. The students went aboard replicas of the ships that brought the first settlers across the Atlantic Ocean from England to Virginia, the “Susan Constant,” “Discovery,” and the “Godspeed.” They discovered how the settlers lived and worked.

The boys and girls learned that history teaches us about the interesting lives of people long ago and how those people helped to build our nation.  They learned that we celebrate holidays to remember people and events of long ago.

50’s Days

During the month of November, the kindergarten classes at Middlesex Elementary School learned about life long ago. The students learned history relates events that have already happened, and history teaches us about the interesting lives of people long ago.

On the 50th day of school, kindergarten classes celebrated “50s Day.” Some dressed in poodle skirts or had on jeans, white shirts, leather coats, and penny loafers with their hair slicked back. We went back in time to the “50s Diner” and had a sock hop! Coke floats were served while listening to 50s music on “45 records” on the record player. 

The day was filled with many math activities focusing on the number 50. The students learned how life was different in the 1950s from how we live today. Technology has changed immensely, as well as the music we listen to, clothes we wear, and how readily supplies are available to us now. Many different literature selections were shared with the children, giving information and pictures to help them to realize how our world is constantly changing. All students agreed they are happy they live now rather than long ago in the past! 

posted 12.04.2008

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