Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tipi Raising


We were excited to be part of a Middle School Chapel at which we heard Native American prayers and drumming.  Several members of the school shared what it meant to them to be part of the Dakota and Ojibwe communities.  There was invigorating jingle dancing and fancy shawl dancing as well.  

After chapel, we ate a picnic lunch on the playground as we watched the erection of the tipi.

The tipi started with three 30-foot poles, then others added carefully on each side for balance.

The front was tethered together with long wooden dowels.
We walked through the tipi after playing outside for a bit--it was a chilly day but we hung in there!  If you have a chance on Monday morning, come to the kindergarten playground to see!

A HUGE much belated thank you to all the parents for their thoughts on Teacher Appreciation Day. As I mentioned to several parents, we teachers are lucky folks--we do what we love and love what we do everyday.  The parent association also gave banana bread to the teachers from Madibanani--check out the amazing story of the young woman behind this bread here.  I tried to get a picture of the bread, but it did not last long at my house!  Thank you again.

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