The Artists in Residency Program is a dynamic educational and self-discovery experience including:
Kindergarden – Sur le pont (dance/play)
Grade 1/2 – The Lumberjack Story (play)
Grade 1/2 – The Fur Trade Story (Play)
Grade 1/2 – The Voyageur Story (play)
Grade 2 – V’la l’bon Vent (spoons and song)
Grade 2 – The Logdriver’s waltz (song and dance)
to watch the NFb vignette on http://www.nfb.ca/film/log_drivers_waltz/
Grade 3 – Mon’ti bonhomme (line dance)
Grade 4 – Dancing men (wooden doll and song)
Grade 5 – Native American Flute (flute and song)
Grade 6-12 – The Great Canadian Square Dance (dance)
The program ends with the students performing their work and showing their unique talents in a final concert for the community.
Highwood French Immersion School, Calgary, AB.: Nov. 1-6, 2010-11-06
Grade 1, Mme Banks
It’s been amazing. This has been a very valuable experience for the students and myself. We’ve all learned so much and had a lot a fun. This enriched the students’ lives and education. It was great to see a mix of music, history, French, culture and math! Thanks so much!
Grade 2, Mme Alexandra
A great experience for the children. They got to use French outside of their regular class activites. Singing and dancing your way through curriculum . And we can’t forget the maple syrup lollipop.
Grade 3, Mme. Wallace
We will all remember this week for a long long time. The children loved learning about French Canadian history and signing all the songs. It was an excellent experience and I could see that the parents were well impressed at all the students accomplished during a mere week of preparation. Thank you for all of your hard work with our students.
Grade 4/5, Mme Janet
It’s been a great week. Thank you so much. It has truly been a week that the class will remember for a very long time. Thank you for making the French Canadian culture come alive for our students.
Grade 4/5, Mme Courtney
Thank you very much for such a great experience. The students truly enjoyed the ‘dancing men’ project as well as all of your great music! The spoons workshop was fantastic! We are grateful to have had you here this week to enrich the lives of our whole school community.
Grade 6, Mme. Dorota Smith firstname.lastname@example.org ;
I have 20 wonderful and smart students. They have a lot of energy and enthusiasm!! We had a really great time working with Ian and Gord. Students built their flutes and learned to play them in 3 days!! On the 4th day we did a performance (two flute pieces!) Students have also learned square dancing and performed for the parents. Parents loved it!!
It was a best residency ever! Thanks Les Bucherons.