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Baltimore pow wow.

What a wonderful end to our week with Jingle Dancer! Today we went to the pow wow sponsored by the Baltimore American Indian Center. Both kids were captivated. Colin sat utterly still on my knee, staring and staring at the … Continue reading

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Heliocentrism and history.

Jingle Dancer has a lot of references to the position of the sun at various times of day, so today, for our science lesson, we simply went outside about every two hours and took note of where the sun was. … Continue reading

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Literary devices and lining up states.

This morning we continued our Jingle Dancer study by looking at different styles of traditional Native American homes. That site does a great job of explaining in simple terms how the various types of houses were suited to the environment … Continue reading

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Jingle Dancer.

This week we’re studying Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith. It’s the story of Jenna, a contemporary Native American girl from the Muscogee (Creek) and Ojibway nations, as she prepares to dance in her first powwow. Jenna is proud to … Continue reading

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