Saturday, November 17, 2012

Native American Writing

One of our writing projects the past week was Native American writing.  We looked at symbols and talked about what they meant.  One of our original projects had been to construct a teepee from stakes and canvas such as a drop cloth and have the kiddos draw and paint symbols on that, but sometimes life dictates when other things must be done. (There is always next year!  :)  ) Instead, I gave Alissa time to write a few sentences using a combination of words and symbols.  This would be a great project to let children exchange writings and decode the sentences.  My youngest even got in on the fun, too.  He had fun trying to copy some of the symbols.  It actually worked great as a pre-writing practice lesson.

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