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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Indian Pow Wow and Thanksgiving Fun!

Wow, long time no blog! I had so many things to do during our break that I just didn't have the time. So... going back to the Friday BEFORE Thanksgiving break, we had several local Cherokee Indians come to our school for our annual Pow Wow. There were several different stations that we visited so the kiddos could learn everything there is to know about being a real Native American. The kiddos had SO much fun!  Take a look at our pictures.


We saw lots of animal furs and Native American artifacts. I MUST tell y'all this hilarious story... The very first animal fur that the man held up was light brown with some fairly big white spots. He asks the kids "what kind of animal do you think this is?" Then out of nowhere this super loud and terribly excited child says "I know, I know what it is!!!" so the man says, "ok son, what is it?" He replies "It's a bulldog!" Haha, needless to say, the teachers in that room completely lost it and couldn't quit laughing. It was actually a deer skin. Oh, the things they come up with sometimes.




This man was actually a local boy scout that competes in Native American dance competitions. He made his entire outfit by hand!! It was phenomenal to see the hard work he put into it and to hear his story.









After the Pow Wow that afternoon, we did our Thanksgiving program for our parents. The kids did a great job! We sang some fun songs about Indians, pilgrims, and turkeys, and then we spelled out "Thanksgiving" and said a little blurb for each letter. I was so proud!



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