Hans Chester, a K-1 teacher at Glacier Valley Elementary, has been making weavings with his students, some with yarn, some with cedar bark. Each Wednesday for the past few weeks, the class has worked on their weavings for about 30 minutes, and periodically throughout the week as time allows. The students learned the technique quickly, with the help of Susan Sealbach and Glenda Lindley, and have really enjoyed the project, Chester said.
Today the class invited the Tlingit Culture Language and Literacy classrooms from Harborview Elementary to come help them celebrate a successful year by sharing language, songs, and knowledge. Cedar bark placemats created during class were given as gifts for the guests.