This afternoon, our friends from the Torbay History House came to visit and teach us about some of the important chores children had to do in the past. We learned that the tedious job of milking the cow and making butter was often a responsibility assigned to the children - so they often would sing while they worked! We learned a chant and all sang it together as we took turns using the wooden churn. After a lot of hard work, our cream turned into butter and we practiced squeezing out all of the buttermilk and shaping it using old-fashioned butter molds. Afterwards, we were rewarded for our efforts with freshly made milkshakes. Overall, it was another very fun opportunity to learn about our roots and how things were done in years past. Students were so engaged in this session - we can't wait for our next partnership with the Torbay History House.
Hi Everyone! I'm a Kindergarten EFI teacher at Holy Trinity Elementary in Newfoundland and Labrador.