Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 21 "... everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission."

Welcome, everyone. As the first trimester draws to a close, we have the opportunity to reflect on our many projects and tasks. So much learning, so much yet to learn...

In Social Studies, we presented our American Indian projects; the experience was truly extraordinary. Students learned together as they gathered information, and all of them grew in their knowledge of and appreciation for the culture and beliefs of the American Indian. Despite their varied habitats and ways of life, all Indians shared one common connection--their reverence for the Earth, their mother.

"The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us...."
~Big Thunder (Bedagi), Wabanaki Algonquin

In the next couple of days, we'll polish reports and have them available for you to peruse on our bulletin board. Please stop by. Also, podcasts are almost done and will be posted soon.

In the meantime, in case you didn't get a chance to view them at our Thanksgiving Feast, may I present to you our projects.