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Tarpey ASES (After School Enrichment & Safety) program hosted a Native American presentation that discussed differences amongst us and how we can still get along for grades 4, 5, 6.
Using the clappers the children created during the presentation, Presenter Jacque Nunez used her Native American language to deliver a message to the students… She sang a song in her native language, and some of the students laughed.
Jacque told the students that the reason they laughed was because they felt uncomfortable seeing and or hearing something new to them. She then explained that new and different should not be scary, or something to be made fun of, that different is alright. If they speak a different language, be proud of it. If they eat different foods at home, be proud of what you do that is different. There’s nothing wrong with different, it’s just different and we should respect that about each other.
The presentation ended with the students using the clappers for a mini math lesson by Jackie and then getting to keep the clappers they made.
ASES Native American Presentation & Creative Crafts class