Third Grade

This week, students visited Valley Trails Ranch where they experienced what life was like for the Chumash. The word “Chumash” means “beadmakers” or “seashell people” and the Chumash people actually used beads and shells as currency. At the ranch, they were immersed in a variety of activities. They used beads and shells to make necklaces, ground corn to make flour, made paint brushes out of yucca leaves and used charcoal to paint on canvas. They also played several traditional games. The third graders had a great time learning all about the Chumash people.