Sunday, October 28, 2012

Appreciating our Heritage

We have a Heritage Day celebration, a day set aside for students to learn about our past. This includes demonstrations of lost arts, like weaving, spinning yarn, folk dancing, story telling, and a dulcimer concert.  Students enjoy dancing to accordions, eating fresh fry bread and tortillas, churning butter, shucking corn, and pressing apple cider. The wood carvers and scrimshaw artist were favorites, along with the civil war/revolutionary war camps, and World War II parachute demonstrations. We only celebrate Heritage Day every other year, and our fifth graders were happy it occurred in their last year in the elementary. Students were respectful. The weather was wonderful, being close to 80 degrees this late in October. We are thankful to Mrs. Miller for organizing this wonderful event. Students enjoy learning from our older citizens. The demonstrators enjoy visiting with the students. It's a win-win situation.

Enjoy pictures of our wonderful experience.

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