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Shepherd Elementary students live like colonials thanks to One Class grant

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There's no doubt it can be hard for young children to relate to events that happened before their time.

In order to make a more meaningful connection to the stories in their history books, some fifth-grade students from Shepherd Elementary got to channel their inner colonials for one day thanks to a grant from Q2 and First Interstate Bank.

Cindy Wittman and her fifth-grade students received the "One Class at a Time" grant in October, and Monday they got to work, cook, and play like the early settlers.

Students wrote with quill pens, ate "Johnnycakes", and spun cotton with the help of local volunteers.

Wittman hopes the hands on experience will help her kids connect with the past and create lasting memories.

"Just some real simple activities that they would've done in colonial times, and if you taste and touch and feel and do it seems like that learning is a bit more hands on and permanent and they can really relate to history and that time period," Wittman said.

If you know of a teacher who has a great classroom idea who could use some help with extra funds, let us know. The application is available right here on our website under the community tab.

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