Diana and I are happy to announce that we will be mentoring 3 fifth grade students from Northgate Elementary school this spring! We will not only assist these students as mentors but we are also committed to helping them financially make it to Washington DC this May 31, 2014! While in DC they will have the opportunity to tour the entire city where they will see monuments and learn the history of our nation. It is our task in the next 2 months to raise $600 in total and we need your support!
We handed students a white slice of paper and told them the only thing required to go on the paper was their name. The paper would go on their PhotoVoice collages but this was an opportunity for them to be creative and have a canvas.
We broke out a color chart and quickly went over color basic’s letting them know the colors we had and what colors needed to be mixed in order to create new ones. Each student chose 2 colors and were given white as a 3rd. A lot of beautiful artwork was created and many students shined! On one hand I was sad because the students were so artistic that it’s a shame they didn’t have more time to show their talents, however; I am happy to be a part of the solution.
Big THANK YOU to all of my classroom support from Diana, Jessica, Christina and the other Dom.
PhotoVoice Eagles With Cameras: “Project on Identity” Who Are We?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
No more butterflies! This session I was ready to dive in head first. I knew exactly what I was going to say, I was ready to get student input and show them a good time. We went through the pictures that students took last weeks and were able to see some great work and hear wonderful stories!
Students received homework the night before to find out the history of their name. Why they were given the name, what it meant, and where it came from.
We were also gave students time to brainstorm what photo’s they would take pertaining to their own identity and projects. Although my time management wasn’t on point I’d say for an hour we squeezed a lot of good stuff in and students were able to share openly and freely. Next week we hope look at Social v. Personal identity, take a look at some photo’s from their scavenger hunt and MORE PICTURES!
BIG thank you for Diana helping out and taking photo’s and to Mr. Stowell for making it all happen.
Reading this article was very biter sweet. While I had parents who told me to sit down, don’t cause trouble, and do your work I understand that not everyone’s parents tell them that. No matter how we slice it or dice it these facts are real. Being a person of color in America is already hard alone, but now with schools treating students still unfairly based on the color of their skin in 2013 makes life even harder. Furthermore the potential consequences lead to more prison sentences.