Session 2 Showcase Day is here! In anticipation of the big day, Ian visited our French Culture, Comics and Film course. Here's what he learned!
Most of us take urban design for granted. Individual buildings grab our attention--they are landmarks--tourist attractions--even wonders of the world! But we often only notice the space between those structures when it isn't working right, and even then we might not be able to say exactly why a skyline looks off, there is always a knot of traffic downtown, or the location of a store is...
This past Tuesday night was another engineering night here at the Experimentory! Mr. Wilson--our special guest from Session 1 returned with some fun, new character-and-creativity-building challenges.
Me: If you could have any animal trait or ability, what would it be?
Josh B: Fly like a bird!
Me: But if you were to fly like a bird, you'd have wings instead of arms... Are arms worth giving up for flight?
Josh B: Oh no... I take that back. [He returns to thinking]
Lucy G: A turtle! I'd be a turtle!!
Me [perplexed]: A turtle? What trait are you getting from a turtle?
Our four week students have been maximizing their character this week by helping our two-week Session 2 students into the program. Read all about it in today's second post!
Today's twin posts look at the transition between Session 1 and Session 2. First, let's hear from Ian about the Four Week students' whitewater rafting adventure on the Saturday after one group of two week students had left and next had not yet come.
It is our earnest hope that the Experimentory is not just a summer program, but rather something longer-lasting. Perhaps their visual literacy will be sharper from Comics and Film, or they'll have a new passion for squash from co-curriculars, or they'll see their own leadership potential for the first time. And we definitely hope they'll have formed lasting friendships with other curious and...
When we challenge our students to maximize their creativity and character, we aren't just setting the bar high for them. Our faculty and staff strive to give our students every opportunity possible to accomplish that maximizing.
Last week we held an evening "Creative Engineering" night. Special guest Prof. Michael Wilson directed a special, hands-on project. But I'll let our Program Proctor...
Field trips are an important part of the Experimentory. They are, of course, fun, but they can also be part of team building, creative exploration, learning to take risks, and sampling Deerfield.
The Exp Summer Daily provides news and updates while we are in session in July and August. The rest of the year, check out the Experimentory Blog for posts feature our students, teachers, classes, values, goals, and plans for the coming year.