Thursday, November 4, 2010

Totem Poles

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We've been studying Native Americans and their traditions.
The children were very interested in learning more about Totem Poles so we conducted some research.

Here are some of the websites that we used to gather information:

We decided to build our own totem pole, so we watched a couple of short clips from You Tube to get ideas.

*Be careful: Emily said she loved these totem poles so much that she almost fainted!*

After watching these, we listed some of the animals and designs that we found the most interesting. The students then divided up into groups according to their interests.

Next, students sketched their ideas.

Today they all painted their beautiful designs.

Tomorrow we will celebrate by having a Totem Pole Raising Ceremony.
We can't wait to share our finished Totem Pole!!!


  1. Love the totem poles since they are close to my heart being from Canada.

  2. Glad you enjoyed this. We really enjoyed learning about them. They are beautiful!