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Brighouse Elementary’s Story Fence: Ready to Read!

After in class research and design workshops, after outdoor paint sessions, after drilling and weatherproofing (courtesy of SD38) and mounting the completed pieces of student artwork in snow, rain and sunshine, Brighouse Elementary’s Story Fence has finally been launched just … Continue reading

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Knights and Damsels: Confidence and Creativity Through Drama

Saturday marked the finale of my drama class at R.L. Education in Richmond. Since January, we have been building an original play generated directly from the imaginations of 6-9 year olds and written to reflect their needs as emerging writers, … Continue reading

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K’s and Grade 1’s at Mitchell Elementary as Biennale Artists: We are all unique, we are all connected!

It is tremendous fun to work with energetic and expressive kindergartens and grade ones!  Especially the ones participating in Vancouver Biennale’s Big Ideas project!  These past few weeks, I have gotten to roll up my sleeves, don my painting clothes … Continue reading

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Writing Canadian Identity:Biennale Workshops at General Currie

As part of our Big Ideas Biennale project at General Currie Elementary, grade 4-7 students have been asking big questions about who they are and who we are collectively as Canadians. Using the many tools of a writer:  repetition, similes, … Continue reading

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Art Exploration: Learning From Kindergartens at Mitchell Elementary

Everything I needed to know I learned in Kindergarten. To play, to inquire, to engage, to listen, to share, to be open to new ideas, to get along with others and to create without borders or restrictions. I’ve been working … Continue reading

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I Am Poems: Exploring Identity at General Currie Elementary

Some of the most difficult questions for anyone at any age to answer are:  Who am I?  Where do I fit in?  What is my culture and how do I express it? As part of Vancouver Biennale’s Big Ideas project http://www.vancouverbiennale.com/learn/ … Continue reading

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How We Express Ourselves: An Overture of Student Highlights from Brockton

How do you express yourself?  Do you draw, write, dance, act, sing, paint, tell stories orally or digitally…?  Students at Brockton from K-Gr. 6 did all of the above throughout October and November in our residency together.  If I were … Continue reading

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