The book Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, served as the model for our 2nd grade Prairie Day last week.  They made heart shaped cakes similar to the ones Mr. Edwards brought Laura and Mary for Christmas and learned to square dance together.   With long lacy dresses and bonnets in tow, the girls created beautiful beaded necklaces and churned butter.   The boys chopped wood for the fire, plowed, and helped make candles.  After eating pancakes on the griddle, the dishes were washed outside in a very authentic manner.  It was a memorable day of appreciation for the pioneers that have gone before us and the benefits we have gained from their experiences.