First grade looked at two books this week, Indian Signals and Sign Language George Fronval and practiced some of the signs. We also discussed some of the features of an expository texts: table of contents, index, glossary, images and diagrams, detailed facts, etc. We also read Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith before watching a video of actual jingle dancers. Students were so excited that most of them got up to try jingle dancing themselves.
Check out this site to learn more about the Native American groups we celebrate this month: http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/