by Kate Lynett and Kathleen McIntyre
Our study of the Sioux Native Americans has increased the excitement level in third grade for our tipi sleepover in May. Students have learned how many buffalo skins are needed to cover the tall wooden poles to create a tipi and that the Sioux women built and moved the tipis. Two sticks crossed over the tipi door tells a visitor that the tipi is locked. This is better than any lock that you can purchase at the store!