Colonial Studies

Seventh graders on Team Boothbay at Messalonskee Middle School recently enjoyed several hands-on and interactive lessons as part of their colonization activities in both ELA and Social Studies classes.

Mrs. Barry, along with her student teacher, Miss Aly from Thomas College, made candles with their students in ELA to accompany their reading of The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. Ms. Michaud, in Social Studies class, worked with learners to refine the art of colonial quill pen and ink writing! Finally, Robin Stanley, owner of Stoney Ridge Alpaca Farm in Winslow, visited the entire team of students. From their time with Robin, students learned about the uses of alpaca wool and the history, process, and upkeep for alpaca farming from her wonderful and interactive presentation.

Learning and fun intertwined throughout this engaging learning unit. #WeAreRSU18

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