Westmoor students create pioneer Christmas crafts

December 20, 2018

SCOTTSBLUFF — The pioneer spirit visited Westmoor Elementary fourth-grade classrooms on Wednesday afternoon.

As the fall semester comes to a close and the countdown to Christmas is days away, fourth-grade students applied their knowledge of the pioneer way of life to craft Christmas pieces out of simple items like paper, wood, cotton and yarn.

Students created three crafts from a Flowerfield photo piece, a wooden ornament and a pom pom cup toss game with the help of their families.

Students and their families rotated through Julie Lemmon, Amy Plummer and Hollie Williams classrooms. At the beginning of each craft, the teachers showed a sample and gave instructions on how best to create the craft.

Carolina Judd, mother of Nathan Ramirez Dunn-Gordon, said she enjoyed all of the crafts because her son’s previous school did not have that opportunity.

“It’s totally different from where we came from. It was a lot of fun interacting with my child,” she said. “I enjoy being with my son.”

Nathan also said he enjoyed the crafts and having his mom there to help was awesome.

Bryan Kilthau also participated in the pioneer Christmas festivities with his daughter Brittyn.

“All of the crafts were really cool,” he said. “But if I had to pick one, it would be the one where you catch the ball.”

Brittyn said her favorite part of the hour-long crafts was “I got to spend time with my dad.”

Once all of the fourth-graders finished their three craft projects, they headed to the cafeteria to enjoy some cookies with their families.

Kilthau said, “It was a fun day to do some things with them for Christmas time and go back to the pioneer days.”

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