Due to a low volume of traffic on this blog, this will be my last post. Please continue to visit the gallery as it will be updated monthly and the Dr. Perry website for school events. If you have any questions about your child's school day, please email me and I would be happy to provide you with a detailed description. Thanks for reading!
We were privileged to have Daniella Zalcman and Gary Edwards visit our classroom today. Daniella shared with us her new book Signs of Your Identity and explained the process of collecting the stories and pictures of the First Nations contributors. Gary smudged students and will be back to share his residential school experience story.
Please visit the gallery for pictures of Gary and the students.
Daniella Zalcman is a documentary photographer based between London and New York. She is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation, and a member of Boreal Collective.Her work tends to focus on the legacies of western colonization, from the rise of homophobia in East Africa to the forced assimilation education of indigenous children in North America. She won the 2016 FotoEvidence book award for her project Signs of Your Identity, which will be released this fall.
Daniella's work regularly appears in The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, National Geographic, and CNN, among others. Her photos have been exhibited internationally, and select projects are represented by LUMAS and Subject Matter. She regularly lectures at high schools, universities, museums, and conferences, and is available for assignments and speaking engagements internationally. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in architecture in 2009.
What a busy return to school we've had. Hard to believe January is over and February holidays are right around the corner (February 20-24 inclusive). The students have been working really hard to finish up any assignments and projects as we are wrapping up term 1 this week. Report cards will be issued on Wednesday, February 1. The highlight of our month has certainly been our Electricity Final Project. Each student was asked to create a project that lights up using diodes and circuits. The kids are hosting an Electric Art Show on Monday, January 30 at 2:45-3:15. Please stop by, they're looking forward to sharing their creations with you.
Please ask your child to show you our Google Classroom. We are trying to incorporate more technology into our classroom using this tool. It's really neat! I can post assignments, questions or announcements on my stream and the students can answer online. Thanks!
Due to extreme cold temperatures, all Regina Public School buses are cancelled. Schools will remain open today.
It feels good to be back in the classroom after 2 weeks of winter holidays. I sure missed the kids and a big thank-you for all the Christmas gifts. You guys spoil me! January will be a very busy month as we work towards finishing some units and preparing for report cards which will be issued beginning of February. A few exciting things happening around the school will be Zumba on January 23 and curling will begin at the Callie Curling Club. Please feel free to drop by and watch. Grade 6 Boys Basketball will be getting underway shortly. A huge thanks to Kerri Danielson for coaching the team. Details of a very exciting final project for our electricity unit will be coming shortly. Welcome back students and parents. Looking forward to a tremendous 2017!
We started running gym a few weeks ago. Have your kids told you about it? Some think it's a form of torture, some can't get enough of it! What is running gym? A love hate relationship if you ask them.
Running gym is a combination of running, walking and yoga. Students run for 2 minutes, stop when the music pauses at the nearest yoga station, complete the pose for 45 seconds, resume running or walking when the music starts up. They can break for water when they need to but other than that it is 20 minutes of movement. Check out the pictures below!
CREATE is a unique program which allows students to experience topics covered in their core curricular areas through Visual Art, Dance, Drama and Music. All teachers in Regina Public Schools who teach grades 3, 4 or 5, 6 are assigned a professional artist from the community. The artists work with classroom teachers, providing them with exceptional one-on-one professional development, by designing one-of-a-kind educational experience for their students. Our artists offer new and innovative ways to achieve increased Literacy and Numeracy. Artist Visits also enable students to form relationships with professional artists from their community. Each school year, 30 CREATE artists complete approximately1200 artist visits throughout our system.
In our classroom we've had the pleasure of having Toby "Cougar" Anderson, a visual artist come in to teach us a few new techniques. We incorporated our health and career ed unit on multiple intelligences into the lessons and the students created a job monster and some artist trading cards. Once the job monsters are done, I will post more pictures but check out what happened when Toby was here!
To read more artist biographies click iss.rbe.sk.ca/create