Welcome to Ms. Mantila's Webpage!

Welcome to Ms. Mantila's Ojibwe Webpage! 


This year we are using a combination of curriculum resources one of which is Memrise an Online Course that Mr. Vukelich writes for us.  


Welcome to Quarter II new students!

The first week of class involves studying the double vowel writing system, basic introductions, and resource sharing. It also includes an intro to MEMRISE on the laptops. We will study weather terminology on Thursday and Friday of this week.


Units we are working on during the first two weeks of class: 






This is the video to that goes along with the first unit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uij6q19tJD0&feature=youtu.be


This the third unit do this starting on November 15th https://www.memrise.com/course/1297263/ojibwe-vii-niizh/


This is the fourth unit to work on today 11/17/17



Students need to study the level 1 and level 2 basic phrases from Unit 1 over the long holiday weekend as we wil have an oral test the first Tuesday when we come back from the Thanksgiving holiday. You can even get a  MEMRISE app for your phone and do your work on there.


 Unit on Numbers: Start this on Monday, November 27th 



Unit to Start on Wednesday, November 29th The Months- tomorrow we will construct an Ojibwe calendar as a class project for 2018. 



Ojibwe Calendar Project Begin on November 30th  https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/create.html

https://www.calendarlabs.com/blank-calendar/2018-calendar/ If you know of another online calender app please feel free to use that as well. 


Giizisoo- Mazina' igan  This is the Ojibwe word for Calendar it literally translates into "Moon Book." 


Here are the Lakota Moons to Compare and Contrast with Ojibwe: https://lrinspire.com/2013/11/22/lakota-moons-months-by-matt-remle/


Unit to start on Monday, December 11th: Where is the Ojibwe Language Spoken Today?



Review Unit to do on Thursday, December 14th We will have a quiz on the days of the week tomorrow. DO THIS ON THURS. DECEMBER 14th 



5th Annual Sanford Indigenous Film Festival 

Thanks to everyone who came out to see our film festival at the Riverview Theatre this year! We were the only premiere in the entire state of Minnesota for the new film "Gathering the Pieces" by Filmmaker Finn Ryan.  This has to be a first for the Minneapolis Public Schools! We also had some wonderful short students films on Ojibwe Language and even one comparing and contrasting Ojibwe with Mandarin. Because we are an IB School and one of the traits of being an IB Learner is to be "open minded," one short fim looked at how the Sami Indigenous poeple of Northern Europe are similar to Native people here on Turtle Island.  Many Sami people are still fighting for the rights of their indigenous brothers and sisters over here on Turtle Island. 



Class Syllabus: Scroll to the bottom of the page. 


Get involved with the Sanford Parent Group: 

Please check back when dates will be updated.

2nd Floor Media Center




Students may revise their work or retake a learning target assessment in order to demonstrate increased learning. Before retaking an assessment students will be asked to demonstrate additional practice on the learning target, and the assessment may occur in a different format than the original assessment. All redo’s, retakes, and revisions are due one week before the unit summative assessment.  

City Pages Article in which I was interviewed by journalist Sarah Lahm. http://www.citypages.com/news/why-the-minneapolis-schools-are-better-than-you-think-7500700

Thanks everyone for the great start to the 2017-2018 school year! It has been wonderful so far! 

























































































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document Download this Online Calendar Template   --  You can download this save it to your drive, then type in the title, months, days of the week in Ojibwe.