The kindergarten students of Forest Avenue Elementary School took part in an engaging interactive lesson on Native American life and traditions on November 19th. The lesson, led by kindergarten teacher Susan Dieterle, introduced students to authentic Native American dances and songs as well as a variety of artifacts from Native American culture.
The students discussed aspects of the first Thanksgiving and compared them with the Thanksgiving celebrations that take place today. They also enthusiastically explored an authentic teepee set up in the building's cafeteria.
Mrs. Dieterle created this program based on her own interest in the subject and has been presenting the topic to kindergarten classes for years, turning it into a Thanksgiving tradition at Forest Avenue.
"It's something that I truly enjoy doing for the students,” she remarked. “I look forward to it each year, and I love watching our youngest students examine the artifacts and learn about this country's rich history."