Totem poles are not only decorations but also tell stories. Today, we read "Totem Tales" an Alaskan story by Deb Vanasse. It is the story of a totem pole that comes to life. The totem figures: Grizzly, Beaver, Frog, Wolf and Eagle have to reassemble themselves in proper order before daybreak. After reading the story, we used puppets to reenact the story. I am sure your child would love to share the story with you.
The children are still using dough to make decorations. Some children chose to make more decorations while others chose to paint those already made. As soon as they are dry and painted, the decorations will be sent home.
Next week (weather permitting), we will walk to Musqueam to view two Coast Salish house posts that were erected during the 2010 Olympics.