On October 3rd the fourth grade students from Sibley Elementary School participated 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 St. Paul. Students visited 10 different presentations during the day, which included a pottery demonstration, homesteading in Early America, woodworking, hawk throwing, Scottish folk dance, a talk with Teddy Roosevelt, fabric painting, and many more historical presentations. Some of the students favorite activites were listening to the fur traders, throwing spears, visiting with Teddy Roosevelt, viewing the various animal furs, and viewing the canons. 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.
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.