"Mama" by my daughter age 3

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pinch Pots

First graders learned about Native American pottery. We specifically looked at a tribe from New Mexico who call themselves the Red Willow People. We watched part of an episode of Reading Rainbow that shows how they actually make their clay from scratch. It also shows the process of how they make their clay bowls, how they fire them in a fire pit rather than a kiln, and how they decorate the pots by scratching into them rather then painting them.

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