Grade Four Social Studies Night

On Wednesday, January 11, 55 families attended the Grade Four Social Studies Night at the Farmington Public Library hosted by Farmington Public Schools with special guests from the Stanley Whitman House.  The program offered ways for parents to engage with their children in social studies concepts. This included reading both fiction and nonfiction, discussing varying perspectives, creating book clubs, asking questions, using maps, and visiting local historical sites and museums. Students also learned about the “Telling of the Bees” tradition in a dramatic performance by the Stanley Whitman House. 

Students and parents engaged in various stations related to history and geography. The geography activities included puzzles, online games, and building a floor map of the United States. There was history trivia and a perspective-taking activity related to the American Revolution.  Volunteers from the Stanley Whitman House attended in period dress and were available to answer questions about life during the Revolution.  Students also played colonial games provided by the Stanley Whitman House. Most students checked out books related to this period in history and 15 families signed up for new library cards. Four families won family passes to the Connecticut Historical Society Museum in a raffle. This event generated student excitement about their study of the American Revolution! 

people dressed in Colonial American costumes

Farmington Public Schools are delayed two hours due to inclement weather. No morning preschool. Farmington EXCL is open at its standard locations and time.