Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Best Part of Pow Wow

The kids were asked what he/she liked about the day. It really was a fun day for all of us. Here were their thoughts!

Connerly - singing and dancing
Lea - dancing
Emily - dancing
Richa - singing
Faith - dancing
Hannah - dancing
Payton - dancing
Zachary - seeing the teepee
Amy - dancing
Hailey - the story in the teepee
Alex - dancing
Rebecca - dancing
Julia - dancing
Elliot - dancing
Mia - the reading in the teepee
Katie - dancing
Carter - dancing
Cameron - dancing
Lauren - dancing
Brandon - dancing
Matthew - dancing
Alexis - the story in the teepee
Nakyya - the teepee
Jasani - the teepee
Lisa - the teepee

As you can see, the dancing was one of the favorite things about their day. We were very proud of all their hard work. They did a GREAT job!

Nez Perce Kids

Here is our favorite song from our Nez Perce unit.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

All About our Tribe

The Nez Perce Tribe is one of the most interesting tribes I have ever learned. They have so many great traditions and their way of life was abundant with using only what was needed. The Nez Perce originated in Oregon and Idaho. They were a beautiful people who called themselves Nimipu which meant "real people" or "the people".

We have had a busy two and a half weeks building up to our big day of celebration that will take place on Friday. We are so excited by all the new information we have learned. We have been adding all this great information to our reports. Here are some things we have learned:

Matthew: A good hunter can shoot 10 arrows before one hits the ground.
They used to have a fire in the middle of the teepee.

Jasani: The women did a lot of the storytelling.
The door of the teepee faced East.

Nakyya: They used to have different hair styles.
The top of the teepee let the smoke out.

Lisa: They would take dogs to hunt.
They made their own baskets.

Alexis: The girls played with dolls.
The boys played with stick horses.

Cameron: They had dogs.
The rode Appaloosas.

Brandon: The teepee's went in a circle.
The Nez Perce shot arrows.

Katie: They rode the Appaloosas because they were fast.
They had different hair styles.

Carter: They made teepees out of animal skin and it had a hole in the top to
get smoke out.
The teepee always faced East so the sun came in the door.

Lauren: They live in teepees.
Their teepees are in a circle.

Hailey: They all had different hair styles.
They have a holein the top of their teepee so smoke can come out and the door faced East so they got light.

Alex: The medicine man and the chief live in the middle teepee.
In the middle of the teepee they had a fire.

Amy: They had shapes on their dresses.
They took dogs with them to hunt.

Zachary: I know a good hunter can shoot 10 arrows in the sky before one hits the ground.
I know that they like the deer skin the best because it was soft.

Elliot: The Nez Perce can shoot 10 arrows at a time.
They rode horses to hunt.

Mia: They made their boats out of trees.
They put their teepees in a circle so if they got attacked.

Rebecca: They hunted buffalo.
They fished for Salmon.

Julia: The women would tell stories.
The kids played with dolls and stick horses.

Emily: They always decorate the Appaloosas before they go to battle.
A good hunter could shoot ten arrows in the sky.

Richa: They had different hair styles.
They like animals - deer best because they were soft.

Connerly: Deer skin was soft and used it for blankets.
The teepee.

Lea: They lived in the teepee.
Eat fish. The girls played with dolls.

Faith: They made boats out of trees.
The boys hunted with their dogs and horse. They hunted deer and buffalo.

Payton: They like the buffalo because it was furry and they eat it.
They live in teepee and it has a fire in the middle and a hole in the top.
It was made out of buffalo skin.

Hannah: They painted their teepee.
The babies slept in cradleboards.

Family Night was a success!

At Chets Creek each grade level has a family night. Last night Kindergarten had their Family Night for Pow Wow. Our class made Nez Perce dwellings which were teepees. Here are some highlights from the evening.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Mr. Al

We had a great time singing and dancing at Mr. Al this week. Here are some pictures from our trip.