Fri Sep 24th, 2021
Tags: Eagle of the Week, From the Eagle's Nest, Infants, Malia White Thunder, Nakohe’ Menoh – Digging Bear, Nuu'apaghapi – Ute phrases, Parent Advisory Group, Southern Ute Montessori Academy, Students, Sʉʉgapariyʉ - Strong Elk, Tumiikukh Kwanachi, Upper Elementary Students, Yuvwana akasi'irʉ – Autumn Rose
Kwanachigani pɵˈɵkwatʉ – Eagles Nest article
From the infants to the upper elementary students, the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy has been quite busy. While it may take the infants longer to normalize to their guides/teachers and classroom environments than the older students, everyone has begun to settle into their routines. As we continue to help our students adjust, we are also providing a stronger foundation in our Ute Language and getting refreshers on the use of our Montessori materials. This year is heading towards exciting growth.
Tumiikukh kwanachi – Eagle of the Week
New this year – student spotlight. In this school year’s Drum issues, SUIMA will introduce to you some amazing students!
Malia White Thunder
Malia is a Kindergartener who has been at SUIMA since she was a baby in the infant room!
Malia is a kind, gentle girl who is outgoing and expresses her will. She is inquisitive and always ready to help and get involved in new things.
Malia’s Ute name is Yuvwana akasi’irʉ – Autumn Rose, her Cheyenne name is Nakohe’ Menoh – Digging Bear.
Her favorite food is biscuits and sausage gravy – yum! Malia likes riding her scooter, playing with her Barbie dolls, and doing any artwork activities. While at school, Malia can be found writing, working on math, and talking with anyone who happens to be sitting near her.
One of her favorite books is “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss. Malia is going to take this book to heart because she has places to go and things to do!
Nathan Strong Elk
Nathan is a Kindergartner who has been at SUIMA for five years.
Nathan is a very quiet, compassionate little boy who cares for life and creation so much that if spiders or bugs are in his house or classroom, he will take them outside instead of squishing them.
Nathan’s Ute name is Sʉʉgapariyʉ – Strong Elk
His favorite food includes spaghetti, pork chops, rice, noodles and fry bread. Nathan loves to play outside on the trampoline and swing or riding his bike. While at school, Nathan can be found writing his numbers or reading a book.
Nuu’apaghapi – Ute phrases
tʉʉ’ayaqh’umuy puchuchugway – It is good to know you.
‘ipʉa ‘ʉmʉ pʉnikyaqha? – What did you see?
Nu’ nuu apag’vach asti’i – I want to learn how to speak Ute.
Parent Advisory Group – Tuesday, September 28, 6 p.m. via Zoom