Rockwell students learn about Colonial times
Fourth-graders at Rockwell Elementary held Colonial Day on Oct. 16.
This is a day where the students were transported back in time. Parents came in to help students create items that were needed and used during the colonial period. These items were a turkey call, beeswax candles and a tin punch.
Students were also involved in traditional activities of their colonial counterparts: They wrote with quills, solved problems on a slate with chalk and played corn cob toss and marbles. Students even tried to walk on stilts.
Volunteers from the community came to let students watch and take part in trades related to colonial days.
Lucille Patterson brought her quilt to show students how quilts were sewn and tacked.
Randy McCombs had a forging station where he showed students how blacksmiths created different items.
Joe Fowler, Kerry Dyer and Joe Finney helped the students create turkey calls.
Steve Martin brought his woodwork and carving tools, along with plenty of wood.
Sergeant Price, from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department, came and performed a reenactment from a colonial soldier’s point of view.
The performance culminated with the firing of a rifle (without bullets).