We began our study of the Native Americans in Kindergarten art and humanities this week. The students learned traditional patterns and looked at Thunderbird designs. Each student chose the Thunderbird pattern they wanted to work with and transferred the designs and colored the entire surface with markers. Pat Carey-Bell brought in her collection of artwork and Kachina dolls for the students to study. Each week the students gain new skills and broaden their understanding of the world around them. I have already seen such growth in their work.