This morning before we started school I decided it was time to tackle our homeschool room. We cleaned and organized and I finally feel like I can walk in there without feeling sad. It's not as cute as I would like, but I can deal with it. It is indeed functional and it holds all our learning materials and that's what matters.
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We are continuing our Native American unit with emphasizes on the Indians of the Northwest. We started out reading a wonderful book by Petra Press - Indians of the Northwest - Traditions, History, Legends, and Life.
We also decided to make a Totem Pole today. We had a lot of fun reading and learning about them and the history of the Northwest Native Americans.
Here are a couple pictures of the process of making the totem pole.
I didn't get a picture, but we lightly spray painted each jug.
We then used construction paper for the faces.
We then told the story of our totem pole.
Below is a close up
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