Students Voice

This week, students in many classes read books, discussed and reflected on the courage and resiliency of residential school survivors. In a few of the classes, students were read aloud the book When We Were Alone. It is story of a young girl who helps tend to her grandmother’s garden and while she spends time with her, notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. When asked about these things, her grandmother tells her about life in residential schools (please click on book title). In Ms. Schiro’s and Ms. Ostilly’s classes, students brainstormed metaphors and vocabulary words to express the feelings that children placed in residential schools might have felt.  Using these words, they then created poems and visual representations using collage multimedia techniques.