This week the 4th and 5th grade students built models of native fish traps with cardboard, bamboo skewer sticks, rubber bands, and raffia.
Why make a model? “So you can work out the problems before you begin the real thing.” You might have figured out by now that we are going to build a giant, artistic impression of a fish trap that might have been used along the Duwamish River. We will stand it upright for all to see.
A Native weaving song was played in the classroom and under hushed voices, they began to concentrate on each loop. The weaving got better, and soon the models were hanging from the ceiling. Follow us to see what’s next!