‘Colonial Days’ at PPPS


Pictured are Mrs. Powell, second grade teacher, who was crowned this year’s Possum Queen, with teacher Ms. Wiley.


Point Pleasant Primary School recently went back in time when they traveled to the West Virginia State Farm Museum to celebrate Colonial Days.

Fortunately, students have two direct descendants of the founders, Walden and Louise Roush. Mrs. Lori Doeffinger, first grade teacher, and Mrs. Diane Redman, kindergarten teacher, are both granddaughters of the Roushes. Their hope is to instill in the students at PPPS the love their grandparents had for the museum.

Some of the learning activities the students experienced were a hayride, bead making, corn husk doll making, butter making, visiting the many buildings, the blacksmith, storyteller, one-room school house presentation, bees, petting zoo, and bracelet making. Students also participated in old-fashioned games, music, and food. The students’ favorite event of the day was the museum’s largest attraction, the Belgian draft horse “General.”

The outing was made possible by parents and community volunteers who worked to help make the day very special, according to staff at PPPS.

Pictured are Mrs. Powell, second grade teacher, who was crowned this year’s Possum Queen, with teacher Ms. Wiley.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_11.21-PPR-Colonia.jpgPictured are Mrs. Powell, second grade teacher, who was crowned this year’s Possum Queen, with teacher Ms. Wiley.
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