In a tradition that goes back many years, Michael’s 5th-6th grade Senior Class held the Mayan Market today. The Seniors have been studying the Mayans for weeks now, and have learned about their art, culture, language and customs. Students spent several days preparing items to barter at the market – all items were natural objects or handmade by the students. Each class had a turn at the market, where they also brought items to trade. Market guests were treated to foods such as banana, papaya, avocado, and Mayan chocolate. One of my favorite parts was the “jaguar pelt” made out of an old fuzzy sleeper that someone had outgrown.
Here are the Seniors and Michael introducing the Market: