November 20, 2014

MASON, OH – Mars Hill Academy third graders recently held a “Prairie Day” celebration after reading the Laura Ingalls Wilder book, Little House on the Prairie. Dressed in period costumes, they started the day with a field trip to a frontier cabin at Keehner Park in West Chester. They spent the rest of the day immersed in the late 19th century, baking bread, making homemade butter, playing games, and buying penny candy at a General Store.

“Prairie day is one of our students’ favorite days of the year,” shares Mars Hill third grade teacher Mrs. Traci DeBra. “Students imagine themselves back in the days of Laura Ingalls, and we do everything we can to make it an authentic and memorable experience.”

Photo: Mars Hill Academy third graders Grant Barnsten of Mason, and Luke Chastain of Monroe, purchase penny candy from the General Store, tended by MHA junior Madison DeBra of Loveland, on “Prairie Day,” a celebration inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book Little House on the Prairie