This past Friday, the 5th grade at Windermere School in Ellington participated in an all day affair to experience what life might have been like for the early colonists during the time of the Revolutionary War. The American War of Independence which took place during the years of 1775-1783. The students have been studying the American Revolution, learning about the major battles, the colonial leaders, the involvement of the women and how the Americans fought so courageously and why the war last eight years. A week ago, the students were lucky enough to take a trip to Boston Massachusetts to walk the Freedom Trail. So as we enjoy this Memorial Day weekend…take a moment to reflect on how our country gained it’s independence and think about all the men and women who fought for us. With grateful hearts give thanks. FYI…these photos are straight out of my new Nikon D700 camera….no editing! I’m impressed.
Michael dressed as if an American soldier during the Revolutionary War.
The day began with all students marching in line and a salute to the American flag.
The students are learning about the line up for marching taught by drill sergeant Herb Loughery, a teacher from Historic New England Roseland Cottage.
Mom and Mike together on this special day.
The children gathered around and sang songs of the Colonial and Revolutionary Period.
The children enjoyed playing games from that period of time.
The children learned about the muskets used by colonists to win our independence from sergeant Brian Zawodniak of Peter’s Corp.
The students also learned about the horrible conditions at the combat hospitals and what there poor men went through without modern medicine and surgical equipment.
The children learn about marching together and how they were to attack the British.
This wonderful day ended with shooting off the musket from sergeant Brian Zawodniak you writes a blog…life of a soldier. Read about it here.