Iroquois Confederacy – Fourth graders at Volney Elementary School are learning about Native American contributions to New York State. Pictured is Alexa Lucier with a dream catcher she made in Benjamin Jerred’s art classroom.
Patterns – Madison Flood, a fourth grader in Erin Brewster’s class, concentrates on making a dream catcher. Art teacher Benjamin Jerred taught students about patterns, and how the web like design is repeated to form a simple motif. The unit ties into an ELA module on Native Americans.
Legends of the dream catcher – Students at Volney Elementary recently had classroom discussions on the Iroquois, and learned about dream catchers from Library Media Specialist Sarah Fay. Fay shared the legends of the dream catcher, which set the stage for a related project. Ethan Frank is seen here with his dream catcher made from grapevine.