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Lenape Descendant Visits Third Grade

Third Grade had an amazing time learning about the Lenape tribe. Carla Messinger, a woman of Lenape descent, visited with the students and read the book that she authored named, “Where the Shadbush Blooms”. The book compares life then and now for the Lenape people. Messinger created a wonderful mini museum with artifacts throughout the A to Z Library and Learning Commons. Each class got to spend an hour with Messinger and loved hearing the history of the Lenape Tribe.  


Here are just some of the lessons that third graders from Ellen McMichael’s class said:

I learned that the Lenape do not waste what they take from nature. – James A

A life lesson I will always remember is be grateful for what you have. – Aahan A. 

I was inspired to never stop learning about new things. – Zach F. 

Life lessons I will remember is do not waste, and work as a team. – Sarrai H. 

A life lesson I learned is take what you need and don’t waste. – Erich L.

A life lesson I learned is to help others and have fun learning. – Charlotte U.

I really liked when we got to look around and explore the artifacts. – Charlotte U. 

A life lesson I will remember is to never give up. No matter how hard the task is, you can always do it. – Isaiah H.


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