Kids-Niche Feature: Fireweed Second Grade

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Here's this week's glimpse into what's happening in our Kids Niche Programs! These feature lessons, activities, and saunters from a different classroom each week.

Today’s Feature: Fireweed Learns About a New Culture

The Fireweed Second Grade Class has been learning about the indigenous people of Mexico. 

We focused on the writing system of the Maya civilization. After a brief discussion of what Chichen Itza was, the group learned about the language of the Mayan people. We looked at the details in their hieroglyphics and how each one represents a word or phase. Then each student created a language of their own with inspiration from the pictures. This turned into a tedious illustration of each of our names. Next, we will play a modern version of the ancient Maya ballgame called pitz.