Native American Harvest Celebration
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Fifth grade students present mini lessons on their Native American studies and prepare a Harvest Celebration for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms on Friday, October 14th. 

Lessons include:
  • A Seed Saving lesson connects with Teachings of our Elders. This lesson is in the Prairie and represents the West.
  • Grinding Corn, Maize and Grain introduce the lesson on the four cardinal directions. This lesson is in the Three Sisters Garden and represents the East.
  • A lesson under the Elm tree represents the South. In this lesson, we play the Web of Life and connect Animals, Plants and People.
  • In the courtyard Garden, to represent the North, we have tables set and decorated to Celebrate and Feast. The Feast connects us with Seed Saving, Preservation, Drying, Gathering, Harvesting and Hunting.

The Feast:

  • Cornmeal Rolls with Apple Butter
  • Squash with Maple Syrup and Toasted Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds
  • Turkey to Represent Animals and connect with Animals providing us with food.

Cornmeal Rolls with Apple Butter are prepared and presented to High-Five, Kindergarten, and 1st & 2nd grade classrooms for harvest samplings.

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The 5th grade posters hang in the halls and lunchroom through Thanksgiving, so that all classrooms can learn from their teachings.