Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Maine's First Residents

Last week, we were fortunate enough to have a visit from James Francis, from the Penobscot Nation on Indian Island. He came to teach us how the Penobscot Indians met their needs through the seasons by using what they had available in their environment.

Through a very detailed map, which Mr. Francis drew, we learned how the Penobscot tribe got food, shelter, and clothing, using what was available in nature.
Students were fascinated by how the Indians used different materials, depending on the season.

Mr. Francis also drew examples of the various things the Native Americans made, as he told about them. 
Thanks, Mr. Francis! You are an awesome artist,
and we learned a lot from you!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Skillin Iditarod

We learned about the Iditarod race, which recently finished in Alaska. We tracked the mushers' progress, we watched videos, and we read about the history of the race.

On Tuesday, March 6, as part of ABL, we held our second annual Skillin Iditarod race. Fortunately the weather cooperated and we had a perfect amount of snow. As you will see in the slide show, we had a blast!

Thanks to Mrs. Murray and all the adults who helped us out!

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