Last week was a blur! We completed our baskets, traded beads and presented four Reader’s Theater legends to our buddies from Mrs. Wold’s, Mrs. Shaw’s, and Mr. Blanc’s rooms. The back drop that the band kids was amazing! The final celebration was a wonderful afternoon spent with the Canoe Family Dancers from Warm Springs, Oregon.
The afternoon began with stories, drumming, singing, and dancing. It was amazing to see about two hundred kids get a chance to join in on the dancing. Jefferson Greene invited the children who thought they could become bears to join in. They danced as bears and then as the story progressed, they became rabbits. The children had to really listen to the change of the beat of the drum to know when to be a rabbit or when to walk in the circle. How fun to meet new friends from Warm Springs!
Afterwards, we went back to our classrooms to eat smoked salmon (many thanks to the Heuker family), dried berries, and water. The afternoon was such a wonderful way to celebrate our learning of the first Oregonians.