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Ms. Mantila's New Classroom on 1st Floor

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I'm very happy to be back at Sanford after a long and busy summer.  The Ojibwe classes started last Tuesday, August 28th. This year I have moved into a brand new beautiful room on the 1st floor.  Last week we discussed the Universals of Cultures and learning the skill of mind mapping (or refreshing for some of the students). 


Our text book for this year is Ojibwemowin Series 1 Second Edition by Judith Vollom and Thomas Vollom.  


You Tube Link for Introductory Information Videos September 7, 2018 


Here is the link to click on for our first day review of Ojibwe Basic phrases. It will also be new to those who are beginning Ojibwe. https://www.memrise.com/course/371847/ojibwe-phrases-1/  Start this on Thursday, September 13, 2018 and Friday, September 14th A Day


Monday September 17th



Complete the Ojibwe Basic Phrases Self-Assessment Below: 












Do this Unit on Wed. May 2nd (Wednesday) Ojibwe Protocols This unit was due on Friday, May 4th



Students  attended the field trip on Monday, May 7th You need to do this unit after you finish the FLIP GRIP Lesson Above. Students not going to Mille Lacs on 5/7/18 : Do this on Monday May 7th   https://www.memrise.com/course/1849482/ojibwe-activities-and-adjectives/3/  This is level 3 of the Adjectives and Activities Unit. If you get done with level 3 then move on to level 4. https://www.memrise.com/course/1849482/ojibwe-activities-and-adjectives/4/

Buildings Unit. This was due on Monday, April 30th https://www.memrise.com/course/1453453/ojibwe-buildings/


Quarter 4 Students Do This on Tuesday, April 10th 


Clck on the Link Here: https://www.memrise.com/course/1849482/ojibwe-activities-and-adjectives/


Unit on Animals Link is Here: https://www.memrise.com/course/1496786/awesiinyag/ We did the first two parts the week of April 16-20th Finish part 3 on Monday, April 23rd if you did not get done during MCA's.


Here is a Unit on Buildings to start on Monday, April 23rd if you are done with the Animals Unit. https://www.memrise.com/course/1453453/ojibwe-buildings/


Quarter 3 Students Start Here:


Second Unit on People to Begin on Thursday, February 1st   https://www.memrise.com/course/1006561/ojibwe-people-bezhig/


Begin this unit on Monday, January 29th Do This Unit https://www.memrise.com/course/1319689/vii-level-niswi/ Please do only the first section Level 1- Learning Goal be able to distinguish between past and future tenses in words we have already studied. I will be able to conjugate verbs in Ojibwe and look at how this is different from conjugating verbs in English.


Finish this Unit on Monday, February 12th  : https://www.memrise.com/course/590414/ganawaabi-izhaa-3rd-person-wiin-level-2/   Learning Goal: Practice in conjugating verbs with wii and gii.  


Study your hand out for the Conjugating Verbs Assessment on Friday, February 9th You need to know how to conjugate a verb using gii wii- using the terms from our first unit of this quarter. Most are weather terms and are listed on MEMRISE and page one of your notebook. Remember we re-started our notebooks with Quarter 3 Page 1. Seoond, we will have our first notebook check on Friday, February 9th.


If you are done with the unit above dated February 9th you can get a headstart by practicing with some practical verbs here for Monday Feb. 12th https://www.memrise.com/course/1828058/ojibwe-vai-verbs/


This week (February 20-24th) we are going to begin working on our Identity Poem Project- Two Person Poems for Beginning and I am Poems for Advanced Students.  We will interview each other on Tuesday in class. In preparation please do the following short unit on Tuesday, February 20th and Wednesday, February 21st. https://www.memrise.com/course/1849482/ojibwe-activities-and-adjectives/


Upcoming Projects:


Two Person Poem in Ojibwe to assess your writing in Ojibwe. More information coming soon.

What are ypu going to do to save the Ojibwe Language? Book, Video, Website Project 


LInguistic and Cultural Research Project: due Wednesday, March 14th.  On Wednesday you will present your research findings to the class through google presentations or discussion. Be ready to answer questions about the conclusions you have drawn. 


Week of March 19th Unit: Powwows and Dancing Begin this on Monday! 3/19/18



Week of March 19th Unit: Sugar Bush Unit  3/19/18 https://www.memrise.com/course/1018513/iskigamizigewin/


The Ways: Video on the Sugar Bush




Class Syllabus: Scroll to the bottom of the page. 






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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  We will go to Mille Lacs (on Monday)   --  Please listen to the audio Mr. Vukelich recorded for us today! Enjoy!