Providence Colonial Day 2014
Emma Ruth Ball, Elaine Cochran and Molly Fitzmartin
Resembling a sea of Colonists fresh off the Mayflower, Providence Class One students immersed themselves in colonial life on April 9. The Great Hall was transformed into a colonial settlement decorated with American Revolutionary flags, quilts, and stations where the students participated in hands-on activities of the period. The children and their mothers (and a dad or two) dressed in bonnets and period dresses for girls, and coats, breeches, and tricornered hats for boys.
The Sons of the American Revolution conducted an educational flag presentation ceremony followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Then, Martha and George Washington shared their personal history with anecdotes about colonial life. Teachers who disobeyed rules were locked up in stockades, while the Colonists cheered for justice.
Students sampled food in the Colonial kitchen, dipped candles, embroidered bookmarks, and wrote with feather quill pens. They learned about muskets, uniforms, and ammunition used during this time period. Students also bobbed for apples and played Colonial style games.
Since 1989, Providence Christian School of Texas has provided academically able students from preschool to 8th grade with a challenging educational experience designed to help them know, love, and practice that which is true, good, and excellent, and to prepare them to live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man. Providence’s core values are faith, family, intellect, counterculturalism, and stewardship. More information about the School can be found by calling 214-302-2800 or by visiting www.pcstx.org.