Saturday, November 12, 2011

Learning About the Lenape


If you were to enter and exit our classroom, you would be going through our wigwam. The children just love it and they are getting more excited by the day with our Pow Wow next Friday. Parents are helping with getting the Lenape dress and accessories ready. Students are also working on painting colorful shakers for the various dances we will be performing.

Today we read a wonderful book called "Rainbow Crow" (a Lenape Legend). This is the story symbolizing the value of selflessness and service to others. We love this story so much we want to share it with you - just click on the link - and we know you will also find this Lenape legend touching and heartwarming.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alexa and I are so excited about Pow Wow! It has been such a treat to learn about the Lenape tribe. I have a feeling this is going to be a fantastic week for the Mall-ards class!

Lourdes said...

I love working with all the little Lenapes. Wanishi to all the moms who helped. Like the book, they demonstrate selflessness and service to others. We couldn't have done it without you!

debryc said...

We're learning about the Lenape, now! What are some good costume ideas that we can send home to parents? We'll be dressing up as the Lenape or Dutch settlers three weeks after winter break.