November 15, 2011

Colonial Children

We've been reading and learning about Pilgrims.  Students listened to Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy and Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl.  We talked about the lives of children during the Colonial Period.  Life wasn't always easy, lots of work had to be done, and the children worked A LOT!

The girls and boys split up into groups.  They had to draw a colonial boy and girl.  I did ask them to use the book to be as accurate as they could.

It was quite FUNNY to watch how they worked.  The girls seemed to preplan everything and worked together coloring.

Put 10 boys on the floor with a large piece of paper and they were all over the place!  Even though at times it seemed like pure chaos, they got their work done!

Here are the pics!

I had just read Alice the Fairy by David Shannon.  Look closely and it looks like David (if you're familiar with the books) was around during the Colonial Period.  This pictures puts a grin on my face.  I just LOVE kid's artwork!!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Look at those proud boys & girls. Thanks for sharing.
    First Grade Delight