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Third Grade Prairie Days

Submitted by diana.guinn on Mon, 02/22/2010 - 09:43
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Yehaw! As part of the Utah State third grade core curriculum in social studies, and under the direction of teachers, Mrs. Foote, Mrs. Reber, Mr. Curtis, Mrs. Egbert and Miss Le, the Sage Creek third grade put on their pioneer costumes and held school as a "prairie day". Students went back in time and recited their multiplication tables by rote, did their math on slates with chalk,and had a hoedown. They also "went to town" and had picked up their lunches to eat in the prairie classroom. They got a drink at the "creek" and used the "outhouse" when necessary. They had a spelling bee and read a pioneer story, "Three Names" by Patricia MacLachlan. At recess they played marbles, jacks, and hopscotch. They ended the day by writing in their diaries about the experience. The teachers were strict and never smiled. For some it was the "worst" day of their lives, but most thought it was good to see how school was back in 1872!