We started our day by studying photographs of a pow wow. We listened to the story Jingle Dancer, by Cynthia Leitich Smith. The book is about a modern day Muscogee girl who wants to dance at the pow wow, but needs jingles for her dress. She asks different family members and friends for jingles and honors them by dancing at the pow wow. We watched a couple videos that showed how to do the jingle dance, as well as other Native American dances.
We also listened to the story Please Mr. Panda, by Steve Antony. This is the story of a panda who offers donuts to different animals who say they want the donuts, but do not say please. Ask me to tell you who gets the donuts at the end of the story. We talked about using manners and practiced saying please to ask for food that would be served at Thanksgiving. We also talked about saying thank-you, and responding when people say good morning to them.
Let's give this YouTube video below some love. Ms. Lillis, Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Sheets performed the Koo Koo Milkshake song. They are wearing the costumes they wore for Halloween. We LOVED the video!
Have a great weekend!