Grade 1 students have been studying the country and culture of Ghana in social studies. Before Spring Break, students were graced with the return of Master Kente cloth weaver Chapuchi Bobbo and author Louise Meyer. Students were given an in-depth introduction to the art of weaving and had hands-on experience helping Chapuchi Bobbo with his design.
Originating in Ghana, tales of Anansi the spider have captured students’ imaginations as they learn how he outsmarts and triumphs over more powerful opponents through his cunning, creativity, and wit. In coordination with music teacher Betsy Sebring, Grade 1 students created performances related to the Anansi stories and shared them with parents and special friends on April 11.
The unit builds on Grade 1 students' natural curiosity about the world around them and helps them develop habits of inquiry, open-mindedness, and reflection that they will use in social studies work throughout their time in the Lower School.