A pow wow is a social gathering held by many different Native American communities. A modern pow wow is a specific type of event for Native American people to meet and dance, sing, socialize, and honor their cultures. It is an opportunity for tribes to gather, share stories and pass on traditions.
After learning about various native tribes in the month of February we had a pow wow of classes joining together to share things they have learned throughout the month.
Students arrive and gather!
The 7th graders shared poems that they had written about Native life.
The 6th graders presented information about culture, home, food, and traditions of our local Ohlone Tribe.
The 5th graders shared the hardships of the Navajo Nation during The Long Walk.
The 4th graders presented a story about the day and the night and sang a song about a Chumash Boy and Chumash Girl.
The 3rd graders presented facts and stories from the Trail of Tears and the Cherokee Tribe. It was an emotional presented as we all thought about families being displaced from their homes.
The 1st and 2nd graders presented a lullaby and a song.
The Kindergarten class presented a song about the rain.
Nursery and Pre-School Presented a wonderful songs with instruments they made in class.