Barnett 4th Grade Pioneer Day

Krissy Johnson

In fourth grade students learn about Utah history. As part of a unit on pioneers, the fourth graders at Barnett Elementary had a pioneer day. The students started the day by learning about the territorial house in Fillmore. They heard stories about pioneers and learned that even pioneers occasionally played pranks on each other. Then the students got to work. Students learned how to weave, make butter, rope and candles, saw and plane wood, chisel stone, create pioneer toys and how to card and spin wool. The students quickly realized that being a pioneer was hard work! Then students learned what pioneers did for fun. They learned pioneer dances and played pioneer games. It was a very fun, busy day.