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Yup'ik RavenMarshall Cultural Atlas

This collection of student work is from Frank Keim's classes. He has wanted to share these works for others to use as an example of Culturally-based curriculum and documentation. These documents have been OCR-scanned. These are available for educational use only.

 

 

 

 

What's Happenin' at School

 

Kindergarten

In Reading, the Kindergarten students made moose puppets to bring home. Everyone showed enthusiasm in getting this project done. The ones that were done showed their puppets to school visitors like Caren from Anchorage. Max also lent me a video tape to show about "Monty the Moose." Another special project was to make a "Mouse Belongings Book." The kids colored things that started with the letter Mm---things like "mask," "mittens," muffin,'' "money,'' and made a map that led to a piece of cheese at the end. Next we wrote down student dictations to complete sentence starters.

In Math they are learning how to graph classroom objects like chairs, tables, computers, doors, easels, erasers, windows and chalkboards. We counted them in large groups, and then the students colored them in horizontal and vertical graphs.

Annie Hunter

 

Barb's 1st and 2nd Grades

We had a good vacation, but we are happy that we are back in school.

In Science we are still learning about clouds and weather. In math we are working on subtraction. In Reading we are working as hard as we can to learn to read better. We think we are getting good at reading. We can read harder and harder books every day.

It is getting cold in Marshall. We are helping old people by bringing in wood for them to keep warm. We want them be hot and cozy.

By the 1st and 2nd Grades

Barb's 1st and 2nd Grades
Third and Fourth Grades

Third and Fourth Grades

Our classroom celebrated the 100th day of school on Friday, Jan. 30. It's hard to believe that we're into the third quarter of school.

Students were honored recently at the awards ceremony for student of the month, perfect attendence and honor roll. Congratulations to you!

We are enjoying the new reading series published by Health Co. We've read stories about cats, worms, armadillos, and crocodiles. The work books and skill pages are challenging at each level.

Both 3rd and 4th graders are perfecting their multiplication skills in math, doing a social studies unit called "Words that Hurt," and a doing a science unit called "Focus on You," which is about germs and illnesses.

Our classroom plants continue to grow and it is really fun to see them bloom occasionally. Next month we'll snip off new starts and watch them develop roots. We also observed a baby salmon under a microscope that had hatched out in the school aquarium tank.

All of us wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Janice Olson

Richard's Classes

Currently the 7th and 8th graders are studying about Western Europe and are learning which countries make up this area. As a part of the unit they had an opportunity to watch a video about Denmark in which they saw Danish dancers in their traditional costumes. When asked what they most would like to visit, several said they would like to visit a castle.

Junior high and high school students are working on individual projects in Shop class. High school Shop students are also working on hunting knives.

Richard Olsen

 

Guy's Classes

In Geometry the students are learning how to do a logical proof with applications to parallel lines and triangles. The Algebra II students are doing problems with inequalities and absolute values. The Physical Science students are learning ways of applying principles of simple machines to maximize output in a variety of situations, including things like getting logs from the river to the bank or getting a snowmachine out of a snowbank. The Physical Science students are also doing the preliminary work to prepare for building a small rocket. The Human Biology and Health students are looking at harmful effects of alcohol and tobacco.

Guy Sandlin

 

Basketball Update

This year basketball started off pretty good for the Marshall High School boys and girls. So far, the Mustangs have played teams like the St. Mary's Eagles and Pilot Station Kings. They recently played the Mtn. Village Strivers, and the girls won both their games. The boys did not have the same luck as the girls.

Boys' coach Willie Duny wants his boys to be on time for school and practice and do their work to stay eligible. He says for them "to give it all you got in class and on the court."

Girls' coach Gail Fitka says that "before you can play basketball and have all the fun in basketball, you've got to get all your school work done. You've also got to always try and have a positive attitude."

Cheryl Hunter

Flora Evan with Katrina Isaac
Flora Evan with Katrina Isaac

 

Donna Returns from Close-Up

On January 24, Donna went with the Close-Up Program on her first trip to Juneau. It was the first time she attended a State Close-Up Program. She was chosen by the L.Y.S.D. school board to be a teacher chaperone for the 11 students who attended from our district. She stayed at the Silver Bow Inn, and the students stayed in the Juneau Youth Hostel. The group were in Juneau for six days.

She worked with another L.Y.S.D. teacher, John Wheetman, from Mtn. Village. They spent most of their time during the day and evenings with the students. There were 36 students who participated in the program from around the state.

The most important benefit of the Close-Up Program was that the students learned how the State government works.

Donna said the students did not speak out for themselves until it was almost over. "At first they were all quiet and shy, but before the program was over they were all lively and talking all the time. Then they started to really participate by changing rules and laws for themselves, and also speaking out for their rights," she said.

She said she experienced how it feels to be a prisoner because when she was in Juneau she visited the prison with the students. While there, she met three prisoners.

During their free time they went to the Mendenhall Glacier and had a lot of fun there.

The most important people she met there were Lt. Governor Fran Ulmer and Senator Georgianna Lincoln. She said she loved the trip, and had a wonderful time. She would like to attend another State Close-Up next year.

Valerie Nick
Fifth and Sixth Grades

The second half of the school year for the 5th and 6th grade class began with a new teacher. I am very happy to be teaching the 5th and 6th grade class.

In Math we are reviewing the basic skills. We are reading Black Star, Bright Dawn, as a group. Our project for this week was in Social Studies. We colored two enormous maps of the United States and named the states and capital cities.

When the students have homework, I send homework slips with them along with their homework. The parents have to sign the slips. This is to share with the parents what we are doing in class.

Flora Evan

 

Frank's Classes

I'm teaching two different classes this semester: American History and Earth Science. In History, we just finished studying about American naturalists in the 19th century, and about the settlement of the western frontier during the same time period. We are presently watching a film entitled Ishi, Last of His Tribe, as an example of how Indians were dispossessed of their lands during that time period.

In Earth Science, we have studied about volcanoes and earthquakes and are presently studying weathering. We have also been doing a comparative study of the physical processes at work on both Mars and Earth.

In Journalism, we are working on Christmastime Tales, a book about student experiences during the Christmas holidays. We are also producing the February newspaper and reading That was Then, This is Now, by S.E. Hinton.

In Russian, we are studying the Accusative case and doing sentence practice. We are also watching a video series on the history of Russia. One of students, Jonathan Boots, recently received an award for the excellent improvement he has made in Russian over the past two months.

Frank Keim

 

Marshall School Has A New Teacher

Flora Evan is our new teacher here at Marshall. She decided to become a teacher after exploring other majors, and teaching was the one she was most interested in. She attended Sheldon Jackson College(SJC) at Sitka for four and a half years.

Before she could apply to the Education department, she had to finish all of the courses required in her content area. Then she took the courses required to become a teacher.

Her courses were all interesting for her because they had fascinating information and they were all challenging.

She completed her student teaching here in Marshall. She had to observe her master teachers, teach lessons and fill out necessary paper work for Sheldon Jackson. Currently she is teaching fifth and sixth grade students.

When asked about how she liked teaching she said, "I was more than ready to jump into my teaching career because I love teaching." Her future plans are short term. She's presently aiming to get through the semester successfully and into the summer.

The principal, Max Lunt, said, "We feel fortunate to have Flora as a part of the Marshall staff. We are proud of her and her accomplishments. It goes to show that a student from a small rural village can go to college, get a degree, and return to the Bush to make a difference.

Maurice Turet

 

What if...

What if...

*Theodore Roosevelt came back to life and became our president?

*Texas was in Alaska and their cowboys had to ride snowmachines?

*There was a song called Bunholio and Cornholio in Alanis Morsetti?

*Princess Diana had an identical twin sister whose name was Deanna, and she fell deeply in love with Prince Charles and married him and adopted her two sons?

*The San Francisco 49'ers were no longer 49'ers and switched to Sanford and Son 77'ers?

*Tatianna's hair was as long as Crystal Gail's?

*Meredith Brooks could sing Yehe Noha from in Sacred Spirits?

*Pantera and Metallica were joined together and named there new band Pantallica?

*Marilyn Manison's song Sweet Dreams really said Sweet Dreams are made of these: blueberry pies and infected knees?

*1 was on Jupiter playing tag with Beavis and Butthead and the Star Trek clan came and arrested us?

*Jeanie Greene came to Marshall to play pool with us at the old pool hall?

*Frank was really a BIG FOOT as in Harry and the Hendersons and hid himself at half-way cabin? Yah, what if?

*Steve Urkle was fat and ugly and looked more like a gremlyn?

*Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse were real?

*1 went to San Antonio, Texas, to buy a taco from Taco Bell, but they told me they only had Eskimo pies?

*Bill Clinton was a spy for?

Valerie Nick

 Valentine's

 

Calendar

 

Editorial Section
Charlotte Alstrom

 

BMEEC and ME
Rose Lynn Fitka

 

Community News

Caribou Hunting at Kalskag

Jackie Paul George

Orthodox Church News

Nick Isaac

Catholic Church News

Tassie Fitka

Career Fair at Hooper Bay

Tatiana Sergie

 

What's Happenin' at School

Kindergarten

Annie Hunter

Barb's 1st and 2nd Grades

By the 1st and 2nd Grades

Third and Fourth Grades

Janice Olson

Fifth and Sixth Grades

Flora Evan

Richard's Classes

Richard Olsen

Guy's Classes

Guy Sandlin

Frank's Classes

Frank Keim

Basketball Update

Cheryl Hunter

Marshall School Has A New Teacher

Maurice Turet

Donna Returns from Close-Up

Valerie Nick

What if...

Valerie Nick

 

 

Word Search

 

Elder's Page

Caught in a Snow Storm

Theresa Boots

 

 

Look To The Stars
Your Personal Horoscope

 

Valentine's Dedications

 

Message Page (in pdf)

Christmastime Tales
Stories real and imaginary about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1996
Christmastime Tales II
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1998
Christmastime Tales III
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 2000
Summer Time Tails 1992 Summertime Tails II 1993 Summertime Tails III
Summertime Tails IV Fall, 1995 Summertime Tails V Fall, 1996 Summertime Tails VI Fall, 1997
Summertime Tails VII Fall, 1999 Signs of the Times November 1996 Creative Stories From Creative Imaginations
Mustang Mind Manglers - Stories of the Far Out, the Frightening and the Fantastic 1993 Yupik Gourmet - A Book of Recipes  
M&M Monthly    
Happy Moose Hunting! September Edition 1997 Happy Easter! March/April 1998 Merry Christmas December Edition 1997
Happy Valentine’s Day! February Edition 1998 Happy Easter! March/April Edition 2000 Happy Thanksgiving Nov. Edition, 1997
Happy Halloween October 1997 Edition Edible and Useful Plants of Scammon Bay Edible Plants of Hooper Bay 1981
The Flowers of Scammon Bay Alaska Poems of Hooper Bay Scammon Bay (Upward Bound Students)
Family Trees and the Buzzy Lord It takes a Village - A guide for parents May 1997 People in Our Community
Buildings and Personalities of Marshall Marshall Village PROFILE Qigeckalleq Pellullermeng ‘A Glimpse of the Past’
Raven’s Stories Spring 1995 Bird Stories from Scammon Bay The Sea Around Us
Ellamyua - The Great Weather - Stories about the Weather Spring 1996 Moose Fire - Stories and Poems about Moose November, 1998 Bears Bees and Bald Eagles Winter 1992-1993
Fish Fire and Water - Stories about fish, global warming and the future November, 1997 Wolf Fire - Stories and Poems about Wolves Bear Fire - Stories and Poems about Bears Spring, 1992

 

 
 

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