What an great day. Thank you so much to Morgan and Jonah and Wes (and Aaron) for getting 2 deer and then showing the class how to clean, skin, butcher and smoke the meat. Both the grade 12s and the grade 10s got an excellent demonstration. Thanks as well to Clint George for the stories and background that he provided for both classes. It was a truly memorable day.
Thanks to Lana for coming in today to demonstrate the process for making Snow Brush (Buck Brush) tea. We learned about the process for making the tea, as well as purposes for drinking. It was also a great inspiration for some work on descriptive language.
Started actually scripting the stories today, based on the photos that were taken downtown yesterday. Students are writing 2 stories individually and a third with their partner.
Today we looked through numerous examples of informational text (news articles, posters, personal stories, statistical evidence) to highlight various techniques used to present information. All text was based on the current issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Tomorrow we will continue the discussion around this topic.
Made some connections between the random items in our goody bags (generously donated by Mrs. Richardson) and various themes and topics in English 12 First Peoples literature. We then started the short story "Totem" by Thomas King in preparation for our next essay highlighting various examples of symbolism so far in the story. Finally finished by polishing up our "Keeper 'N Me" poems in preparation for the recording session tomorrow.