Friday, February 12, 2016

Gullah Guest Speaker

Guest speaker Gervonder Brown shared about the Gullah/Geechee traditions and culture with 3rd graders today. She taught them how to greet each other in Gullah, sing traditional songs like I Done, Done What You Told Me to Do, a dance while singing Fanga Alafia Ashe! Ashe!, the tradition of the sweet grass basket, how to crab in the sea islands, and vocabulary words like "chillun" and "membua". She also is a storyteller and told a story about a fox and crow. This was a great way to learn more about South Carolina history!