Our class is currently learning about the Pennsylvania Colony. As part of the unit, students have been assigned colonial trades to research. The goal is for each student to learn what their trade is and why it was important in colonial society. Students will present their findings to their peers in an oral presentation during social studies. The presentations will be created entirely at school, but students need to bring in, or create, some sort of artifact that is associated with their trade at home. For example, a blacksmith might bring in a horseshoe, hammer, or dress up in an apron and work clothes. An apothecary may bring in a mortar and pestle, or a recipe for an herbal remedy. *Remember school rules still apply and artifacts must be school appropriate.* Presentations will start on November 11-12 , with make-ups on the 13th.
Students had the opportunity to build paper roller coasters as an enrichment math project. They had to design the coasters to include certain specifications and were provided a limited budget. There were several rebuilds along the way, but I am truly impressed with the wonderful coasters the students created!
Shout out to Martic Second Grade for testing our coasters!
Exam on 11/15/19
This project was made by Reider! It is a model of the New Sweden colony and was wonderfully done. Here is an article from Penn State Libraries on New Sweden.