Fifth grade students recently read the historical fiction book “The Sign of the Beaver” about a 12-year-old boy befriended by Native American Indians in Maine in 1768. At the conclusion of the book, students made Native American headbands, painted their faces, and enjoyed a “traditional” feast. During the feast, which began with a special prayer, students discussed lessons from the book including how the Penobscot Indians were a peaceful and thankful tribe who let nothing go to waste. Students also enjoyed some traditional Native American games. Below are some pictures from the celebration (click to enlarge).