On Monday, December 7th, Deerfield-Windsor Lower School featured an All-Day event called Patriot's Day. It was the culmination to an all-subject curriculum our 5th graders have been participating in called "Why America is Free". Through a grant funded by the Albany Chapter of the Colonial Dames, our students have been learning about colonial history; including Patriot life, Revolutionary War Events, and important people during these times. Our students have also been learning about Art, Science, Music, Trades, and customs of our forefathers...just to name a few!
On Patriot's Day, each of our 5th graders come in full colonial costume and persona and spend the day in a colonial-style environment which includes academics, crafts, food, and customs...even military training for our boys and serving tea and sewing for the girls! They will even get a visit from a local Blacksmith! Thanks to a sponsorship by the Exchange Club of Albany, Georgia, the students enjoyed this colonial day at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds of Southwest Georgia.
This effort was led by a 3rd-5th grade parent committee with Stephanie Fountain,Chair, and Ashley Barrow and Heather Davis, Co-Chairs for the 5th Grade Patriot's Day. This amazing event has been in the planning stages since August. The original date had to be canceled at the last minute. The Patriot's Day women reworked, rescheduled, and reinvented the wheel so the students could enjoy this amazing learning experience.