Last week students had six periods to work on researching 6 Aboriginal tribes found in Alberta. These tribes were the: Blackfoot, Cree, Dene Suline, Dunne za, Tsuu T'ina and Nakoda. This week we talked about symbols and what the purpose of a symbol is. Students were then asked to create a symbol they thought represented each group based on their research. They needed to provide an explanation of what symbol they made and why they chose it. Making a two page spread in their creative journals, they drew and coloured everything and included all facts they had found. Students will receive their rubrics early next week for this assignment.
We also started a new read aloud on Monday called: A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle. On Friday, we created a web of all the things we know thus far about the main character Meg Murray and each student drew a picture of what they think she looks like in their creative journal.