The weather was rainy and gray, not unusual for Seattle. We decided to go ahead with the scheduled class despite the forecast. Fortunately, about 30 minutes before it was time to set up the tipi, the clouds parted and the sun shone bright. Mr. Murphy’s class of first graders learned about tipis and helped set up the 19 foot tipi. Several other classes also had a chance to see the tipi as well as talk about the native american culture. While demonstrating an eagle talon, a bald eagle flew overhead with uncanny timing.