Holy Trinity "Pioneer Week"

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

Pioneers and Indians made an appearance this morning at an area school.

Students in one class at Holy Trinity took at trip back to the past this week to celebrate "Pioneer Life."

"What we've been doing is we've been coming to school dressed as pioneers or Indians,” fourth grader, Emily Scott said.

Jack Grise said he's been looking forward to this week since he was in the third grade.

"I couldn't wait and this week has been really, really fun,” fourth grader, Jack Grise said.

Students partook in several activities such as writing on slates, dressing like the pioneers and even cooking like them.

"We had vegetable soup and the girls made bread and the boys made butter,” Scott said.

And the best part of it all ... students are learning about Kentucky's rich history.

Their teacher Deedy Whittamore said she's been having her students do this for many years. She said it's a unique way to get the children to learn.

"It sinks in that way. History comes alive that way. It's just not on a piece of paper,” Whittamore said.

Whittamore also said it's the activities like this one that truly impact these students.

"I know that because other students have come back and said that was my favorite week. I know it's working, so you take that teachable moment and if it works, that what you go with,” Whittamore said.

For Jack Grise it's already the highlight of his school year.

"This is gonna be the best year in all my grade school,” Grise said.

Whittamore said now that the class has covered the Indians and pioneers they will wrap up "Kentucky History" by learning how Kentucky actually became a state.

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