Friday Jan 13 2012 comments Penryn School learns about California Native Americans By: Photos by Kim Palaferri/Loomis News -A +A Amy Donovan, parent volunteer, helps to securely attach a headdress that Macy Roth crafted during her classes California Native American Day at Penryn School. Parent class volunteer David Angel helps Zach Cherry grind acorns the same way Native Americans did it long ago. Nathan Cherry, offers Caleg Alger and Avery Hodge samples of food that would be typical to the Native American diet like dried cherries, dried blueberries, and beef jerky. Joshua Reddy does his best grind at the mortar and pestle filled with acorns. Reddy participated in his class project California Native American Day where they also learned to make pinch pots, eat dried fruits, and make deer hoof rattles. David Turner gives his deer hoof rattle a try, testing its noise. Turner and his classmates, took part in California Native American Day studies where they ground acorns, ate dried fruit and make deer hoof rattles just the same as Native Americans did long ago. Kaera Anzalone, parent volunteer for Gina Green?s fourth grade class, helps out Michalah Robinson make a pine needle brush during the California Native American Day at Penryn School. Abby Donovan makes her best toss with parent volunteer Tim Marvin cheering her on. Parent teacher volunteer Laura Richardson works with Julietta Garcia creating a pinch pot during the California Native American Day at Penryn School. Gina Green, fourth grade teacher at Penryn School, teaches her class about Native Americans and their cultures. The class put together presentations, visited the California Sacramento Indian Museum, and created artifacts like pinch pots and deer hoof rattles. Levi Murphy puts the finishing touches on his pinch pot.