Events Album Featuring
the Art of
Language, History, & Culture
the world is mudluscious and puddle wonderful - ee cummings
Use glorious poems that push the boundaries – e.e. cummings, Christina Rossetti, Wallace Stevens, Lewis Carroll, Pablo Neruda …
Writing in the spaces and colouring the lines ... a perspective metaphor by a four year old after a prairie romp.
Simulate Tribal Life (full day casa to adult)
Use nature immersion to explore prehistory – students can create non-verbal or proto-verbal presentations of how they think tribes discovered fishing, hunting, the use of fire, the discovery of words, medicine through plants, adornment, worship, etc. This was ‘taught’ to me by my full day casa class on the prairies around Saskatoon. They developed a sophisticated sense of community that grew into a cave-art installation involving various media including painting, charcoal and chalk pastel on rocks (images inspired by stories and pictures of the Lascaux Caves.)
Early Hominids ... researching, measuring, tracing, creating
Portraits of Great Environmentalists and Cultural Heroines for Dramatis Personas
Wangari Muta Maathai
The eloquence of letters from pictographs to the illuminated manuscripts of the Book of Kells
Explore visions of history through guided visualizations, drama, sculpting space, music, making maps into portraits of great explorers ... honouring the ecological footprints of tribal peoples ...
Participate in An All Nations Water Walk
The following script was created with the Upper Elementary students at Sunshine Montessori School
What happened then ...
The day before the ceremony, we walked to a tributary of the Grand, collected water in our copper vessel and carried it back to the school.
"You can see inside ... you can see the spirit of things ..." M.
Have soothing music in the classroom.
"The Hunt" - Love the anomalies!