Sorry, it’s been a while. Rest assured that the kids in my little Appalachian class are all still adorable, brilliant and hilarious.
We have continued with the Jack Tales and Cherokee myths. We read one of my favorites, Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun. We played with dowsing rods, made a glycerite with lavender and glycerine–guaranteed to shut that colicky baby up in no time at’all and today we planted seeds.
We learned about how the Milky Way was formed and planted seeds after talking about a 3 Sisters Garden. The kids ought to know by now that the mountains which hold Appalachian culture are located in Va, NC, TN, and GA mostly. They should also know what plants grow in the 3 Sisters Garden. Hopefully they remember that they have marigold seeds in their pots.
Each week they are listening, repeating the events of the story back to me, singing, drawing, talking and discussing. These kids are so engaged! See you next week.