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Boone Trail Elementary celebrates Boone Trail Days

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm

What was life like in the 1800’s when St. Charles County was the frontier? Students at Boone Trail Elementary found out as classroom lessons came to life and students and staff celebrated the 27th annual “Boone Trail Days” on October 12th and 13th. Students took part in hands-on activities like making rope, churning butter, and spinning wool. They also enjoyed demonstrations on blacksmithing and frontier life. “I love Boone Trail Days! I have been doing it since kindergarten and have learned so much about pioneering,” said sixth grader Danny Wilson. “My favorite part is the pioneer stew.”

The annual tradition is a celebration of early American life that starts in the classroom, where teachers incorporate lessons about Native Americans and pioneer life into the curriculum. Friday night was the culmination of the week with games, a petting zoo, and hayrides. The event brings families together to celebrate a fall tradition that dates back to the opening of the school. “Boone Trail Days is a tradition at Boone Trail Elementary that many families and community members look forward to visiting each year,” said Principal Michelle Cleve. “Students are able to learn about early pioneer life through hands on learning activities.”