December 12, 2012
The entire fourth grade at Union Mill Elementary participated in Colonial Day on Dec. 7. Students have been studying Virginia history in Social Studies and this day enabled them to experience some of that history. The students and teachers wore colonial clothing and the children performed songs and dances traditional to colonial Virginia. They played recorder flutes, drums and other percussion instruments. Throughout the day, the fourth-graders enjoyed activities such as making pomander balls, quilting, colonial letter writing, stencils, silhouettes, and playing games that children in early 18th century Virginia might have done.