Monthly Archives: December 2015

Landis Valley’s Traveling Trunk

This past Thursday, the Landis Valley Farm Museum came to Conestoga to present its “Traveling Trunk” presentation to the fifth grade class.  There were six different stations that the students rotated through – archaeology, wool combing, quill penmanship, scherenschnitte (paper cutting), weaving, and fire starting.  The students had the opportunity for hands-on learning that incorporated the curriculum from the thirteen colony unit in social studies.  A HUGE thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this event for the fifth grade!

Your child should have brought home his/her scherenschnitte creation, penmanship sample, and a sample of the wool combing on!  It was an interesting and fun-filled afternoon!


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Wool Combing

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Quill Penmanship




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Fire Starting  

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Ag in the Classroom

Fifth grade had the opportunity to participate in Ag in the Classroom yesterday during content class.   They used the scientific process to answer the question, “Which is stronger, soybeans or plaster of Paris?”  The students started the experiment yesterday and then concluded the experiment today in content making final observations and writing their conclusion.

Ask your kiddos what they concluded about the strength of soybeans versus plaster of Paris…it may surprise you!

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