We are studying Maasai culture and we are wondering what is culture? Culture is what we celebrate. We celebrate with things like birthdays, decorations, new year and carnival, when America was discovered, fasting, Naruz, marraige, funerals, Christmas, Eid, Valentine’s day, Mother’s day and Father’s day. Do you see how all of these celebrations are the different but also the same? by Zoe
Culture is art, transport, environment, flags, clothes, food, language, dance, music, celebrations, plants, animals, buildings, and statues. by Omar
Culture is what we do to celebrate like decorate your house or eat pop-corn and watch tv at the same time! In my class we have been making posters all around the whole classroom to show what culture is. by Isabel
Small Maasai Moments
One day in class, Miss Schrader called us to the carpet so we could explain how we would describe a Maasai gourd, necklace and clothes with words like shining, silky and yellow.
After that we were all allowed to write a story with ourselves as a Maasai and you could choose what Maasai tool you like for it.
Here is my details brainstorm and my story.
By Arthur, Grade 2S
Last week Jash’s mom came in and we made Maasai necklaces. I tried to make a small heart, but that didn’t go so well. Mine is unfinished so when I take a picture of my necklace it won’t look like its finished. It only has four parts of it that are finished. It is very colorul and it is very beautiful. I am really proud of it. Afterwards she handed out food and necklaces (acutal Maasai jewlery!)
We made necklaces out of beads and plates, my necklace had orange spots on it and a blue line of beads under it with a black stripe on the sides and a white stripe at the top. There were light blue spots under each black stripe.
We made necklaces that were rough and beaded and colorful.
Jash’s mom gave us each a necklace. She gave the girls a green and orange one and a gold and blue one for the boys. We also made one! Picture this in your mind: in the middle of it was blue, outside of the blue I did patterns of dark blue and black, light blue and orange and white. At the ends there was pink and green and all the colours on the middle edge. Have you pictured that? Because that’s my necklace!