We sing songs like Land of the Silver Birch, Ho Ho Watanay & Navajo Happy Song. We have had lots of experience with steady beat this week using a variety of drums. The children can distinguish different rhythms aurally and visually, plus they can use them an ensemble.
Drumming our tribe names:
Aztec, Mic Mac, Blackfoot Cherokee,
Pueblo, Navajo, Cheyenne, Cree
We learned that many tribes make mask to use in their celebrations and festivals. We made our own fun masks. Here's June with her mask & necklace.
Making our necklaces.
Who is that masked girl playing the drum?
Native Americans live in teepees, wigwams and other dwellings different than our homes. Here we are inside our "Rainbow wigwam"...known as a parachute. We had snack and a story while in the wigwam. Our story was The Legend of Sleeping Bear. It was a sad story, but because it's a legend we know it is not true.
Here are the kids in front of their totem pole.
There are children under the mask.