4th Grade to the Rendezvous

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

On October 4th, fourth grade students from Sibley Elementary School particpated in Education Day at the Big Island Rendezvous.  The field trip was a part of the ongoing arts integration program that is part of a grant awarded to Sibley Elementary School from the Perpich Center for Arts Education, located in Golden Valley, MN.  Students visited ten different presentations during the day, which included a pottery demonstration, homesteading in Early America, candle making, hawk throwing, scottish folk dance, a talk with Benjamin Franklin, butter making, and many more historical presentations.  Some of the students favorite activites were listening to the fur traders, throwing spears, visiting with Ben Franklin, viewing the various animal furs, and watching the pottery demonstration.  They also liked looking in the teepees and envisioning what it would be like to live during that time.  Students took pictures during the day using photography concepts they had learned in art class, and also brought sketch pads to draw pictures of the day. 

Representative Rich Murray visited the students at lunchtime and discussed with students how the Perpich Center for the Arts helps students in Minnesota.  He also talked about his job as a representative.

Sibley school received a three year grant from the Perpich Center to help implement the arts into the classroom.  This is the first of many arts integration activites that will be implemented during the school year.