Uqautchim Uglua

American Indian College Fund, Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Early Childhood Education Initiative.


Below you will find our newsletters available for download

Uqapiaqtaurat - The Parent/Community Newsletter of Ilisagvik College’s Uqautchim Uglua Language Nest

May 2013 Newsletter

As spring brings warmer temperatures after a long, cold winter, we take advantage of every opportunity we have to bundle up the kids and go play out. It is a joy to be outside in good weather! Making snow angels is a fun activity, but the kids enjoy chasing Ilisaurri Aalaak with snowballs even more. We also like watching out for snow birds.

Playing out provides a good opportunity for the kids to learn new vocabulary, and we teach our learners Iñupiat words for everything we see. Some of the new words we’ve learned include: apun (snow cover), sun (siqiñiq), clouds (nuviyat), dog (qimmiq), house (iglu), sled (uniat), boat (umiaq) and snowbirds (amaułłigaaluich).

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April 2013 Newsletter

Hello and a happy spring season to all our students and their families! With snowbirds back in Barrow, increasing sunlight and the whaling crews ready to go when the ice opens up, the Language Nest is full of the excitement of the season. We are keeping busy as we continue to learn and grow, and are excited to share our goings-on. So take a moment to read about what we have been up to this month and what we are planning for the future. Don’t forget that we are eager to work together as partners in the early education of your children.

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