Gregory students, staff get three extra days off for the holidays
The regular meeting of the Gregory School District Board of Education was held at 5:30 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2020, in the school’s conference room.
They’re doing what with umbilical cords?!
School librarian Holly Whitney led off the meeting with Gorilla Good News about what’s going on in the library. To enhance the fourth grade’s Native American studies, a fourth grade standard, a tepee has been erected for the students to enjoy, even though they can’t go inside. Both Whitney and teacher Teresa Webster ordered crates from the South Dakota Historical Society to go along with this unit of study; they received a Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota box and a Great Plains box. The boxes contained hides, amulets, and other items related to these groups. Traditionally, turtle amulets contained a child’s umbilical cord and represented good health and long life. Although the students made amulets of their own as part of this program, they don’t contain umbilical cords.
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