Recently, second graders at Will Rogers Elementary learned about how children lived in the days when Oklahoma gained statehood.


Recently, second graders at Will Rogers Elementary learned about how children lived in the days when Oklahoma gained statehood.
Beverly Mosman, local historian, demonstrated butter-making, washing laundry on a washboard and told stories while passing around artifacts from pioneer times.
The activity was made possible through a grant from the Shawnee Education Foundation awarded to Camille Pfeiff, a second-grade teacher at Will Rogers.
Pfeiff wrote the grant to enhance their study of Oklahoma during the centennial year in 2007. The students enjoyed churning and tasting the butter they made, as well as washing clothes and hanging them out to dry on the clothesline.
“It was a great hands-on learning experience for all,” Pfeiff said. “Most of these students haven’t ever used a washboard or shook cream to make butter. It’s something they will always remember.”