Students learn new way to tell their stories

During the first two weeks of November, West Homer Elementary students were fortunate to work with Eddie Wood to develop creative expressive writing pieces. Each class worked together to make a creative story collectively woven to tell a class tale. The students worked through the process of dancing with their tales and expressing themselves through “movement telling” and “sound telling.” Eddie used a variety of instruments to help create sounds and moods to enhance the presentation of the stories.    

Through his musical talents and creative energy, Eddie encouraged each child to add to their collective class story and find the confidence to express their story though dance. On Nov. 13, we held an all school assembly to showcase several pieces the students had been working on, much to the delight of the audience. The event was enjoyed by teachers, staff, students, parents and community members.

Without the support from the West Homer PTA, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Homer Foundation, Animalia, and Rasmuson Foundation, who sponsor Bunnell Street Arts Center and Artist in the Schools, these experiences wouldn’t be possible. Thank you.

 Yours in learning,

 Bobbi Larrivee and Christine Faber,

Artist in the Schools Coordinators

for West Homer Elementary 

students and staff