We are proud to announce that Rylie, a 5th grader in Mrs. Reed’s classroom, was awarded first place in writing contest sponsored by the Yamhill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Over the winter break, she wrote an essay titled “A Child’s Journey through Ellis Island.” Riley placed a considerable amount of research into this essay and was required to cite her sources. She took first place in Yamhill County’s 5th grade level. She has been invited to an awards luncheon in the coming month.
Yet another simulation our students engaged in was one focused on colonial battles. Students played the roles of British and Colonial soldiers and participated in seven battles designed so that students would understand the details about each battle and an overall perspective of the Revolutionary War.
Students in 4/5 became colonists at Jamestown. They had five days in which to build settlements and to complete necessary tasks such as farming, hunting, well digging, and exploring. Our students quickly discovered that there was not enough time, and they found the same stress that colonists experienced long ago. We will be continuing more simulations centered around colonizations and the American Revolution.