Maybe it was the bonnets and tricorn hats. Maybe it was the way they gingerly dipped their quill pens into the open jars or murky black ink. One thing for certain was the North Mianus School first graders were adorable.
Tuesday at North Mianus School was Colonial Day, which happened to be an unseasonably mild day before the storm and dovetailed with Turkey Shoot and the celebration of a very successful food drive for Neighbor to Neighbor.
Colonial Day, the brainchild of Sherri McGowan who is new to the school this year, was well received indeed. Jennifer Guinta, Ilda Bercik and Alisa Lewis joined their three first grade homerooms with Mrs. McGowan’s for the program.
The day was extra special for Mrs. McGowan, whose daughter, Lorelei is a first grader at North Mianus School.
First graders worked in stations, trying out quill pens, weaving placemats in front of the “open fire” and generally absorbing the concept of a life and time in American history when clothes were handmade, light was provided bycandles, print was by quill pen and containers were fashioned by weaving.