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Otis-Bison Elementary celebrates Kansas Day


Since Kansas Day happened over the weekend, the Elementary's celebration was held today.

The afternoon celebration started off with Miss Kling leading the crowd in singing the Kansas State song. We also sang Happy Birthday to Kansas. Then it was time for activities.

There were 5 rooms of activities that each of the Elementary students were able to rotate in and out of to learn about Kansas. Members of the JH/HS STUCO council came to assist.

Mr. Ewy taught the students various dances that have been common in Kansas.

Kade Urban and Dylan Jecha showed off some of the artifacts that our Kansas ancestors used. Old clothing, an iron, and a coffee grinder, to name a few. They also spoke about the differences in housing.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon came to speak about Native Americans and some ancient pottery they have found in Kansas.

Dee organized groups of students in the library with STUCO members to find facts about Kansas. Using books and the Internet, they were able to find their information and then present it at the end of the session.

The fifth room was cookie decorating. That was more for a little break period, though some sunflowers did get made! Doris' cookies were delicious.

A video was made of the day that will be posted on YouTube sometime this month.


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