Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Native American Month Display- 2012

To celebrate Native American Month in the library, we pulled our books on the topic and decorated with a little Native flair.  I created this dream catcher from a hula hoop, brown paper, beads/feathers, and twine.

Wouldn't it be fun to have a get-together in the library to make little ones?  What a fantastic skill to have.  It's really not that hard once you get the hang of it.

Then I created collages of images based on different tribes around the country (the sources are cited on the back), and made little banners with colorful ribbon and paper letter cut out on a Cricut die cut machine.  Word to the wise- laminating was a chore.  Well, not so much the laminating as cutting them out.

One of our library "collections" happens to be fabric!  (I {heart} fabric!)  All different colors and textures.  This soft corduroy made the perfect shelf cover.

What I'm most proud of is how many books we had to include in the display.  Our fiction collection alone would have made for an attractive one, but we can't forget about nonfiction, myths and legends, biographies and reference.  Anything students might want to know about our country's indiginous folks can probably be found here at our middle school.

And since the Lakota have no word for "goodbye," I'll leave you with a Happy Native American Month!

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