The Exp Summer Daily

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Our year-round blog describes our program, values, and plans for next year.

The Exp Summer Daily

Our summer news consists of daily updates while we're in session -- giving a window into past years.

Ben Grimm

The Final Countdown

Posted by Ben Grimm on Aug 3, 2019 11:35:21 AM

The end-of-summer showcase is nigh, and students in all of our classes are putting the finishing touches on their presentations. No spoilers, but scroll on for a preview of what our creative students have been hard at work on.

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Curtain Up, Light the Lights

Posted by Ben Grimm on Aug 2, 2019 10:02:55 PM

In the Acting Lab, kites are flying in the London sky, German children are singing, and Lost Boys (of all genders!) are refusing to grow up. In this year’s brand-new Musical Theater class, students are diligently preparing their performances for the showcase on Saturday. Look, listen, and watch to learn more!

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Assistants at the Helm

Posted by Ben Grimm on Aug 1, 2019 1:19:37 PM

Teaching Assistants play a special role in the Experimentory classroom. They share their own knowledge and insights with students. They act as consultants and facilitators as student groups test their ideas and learn to work together. They are essential elements in our learning community -- read Mr. Grimm's celebration of them below!

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Weekend Round-up: Alleys and Quarries and Parks—Oh My!

Posted by Ben Grimm on Jul 29, 2019 2:58:09 PM

Monday is here again, and so our weekly weekend round-up returns! Read on to hear how our students kept busy during this hot weekend, and as always, there are more photos on our Flickr!

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A Day in the Life: Tasman

Posted by Ben Grimm on Jul 28, 2019 10:26:21 AM

Ever wondered what life is like at the Experimentory on a day-to-day basis? We followed four-weeker Tasman H. around for a day to give you a glimpse into her experience this summer. Check out photos and video below to hear more about what she’s been up to.

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Lights Up for Dress Rehearsal

Posted by Ben Grimm on Jul 20, 2019 12:06:20 AM

As the Session 1 showcase on Saturday approaches, our classes are hard at work with their final preparations. While some students put the finishing touches on posters, others are mixing and mastering music videos. We stopped into Mrs. Hynds’s “Break a Leg: Performance for the Stage” to watch their dress rehearsal for the showcase.

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Odes to Biscuits and Buttonwoods

Posted by Ben Grimm on Jul 19, 2019 2:43:35 PM

In room B09 of the Library, guitars are playing, iPad pianos tinkling, and dogs and trees alike being extolled through sound. The cacophony emanates from Mr. Correa’s class, “Your First Drop: Lyric Writing and Video Production,” where twelve students have been hard at work to produce an original song and music video in just two weeks.

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Weekend Roundup – Week 1

Posted by Ben Grimm on Jul 16, 2019 10:36:52 AM


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Putting a New Spin on Tennis

Posted by Ben Grimm on Jul 11, 2019 9:57:50 PM

Today, we visited Mr. Lawlor’s class, “Lab Coat Jerseys: The Science of Sports.” In addition to getting to play tennis in Deerfield’s beautiful, recently-inaugurated Jay & Mimi Morsman Tennis Pavilion, his students learned about how the material a court is made of (red clay, hardcourt, or grass) affects the behavior of the tennis ball after it bounces on the ground.

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Posted by Ben Grimm on Jul 10, 2019 11:11:36 AM

Water bottles have been labelled, fans have been turned on, and first-day outfits have been picked out: now the Experimentory can begin in earnest! Today, students had their very first day of class, where they designed and pressed buttons, played acting games, and studied the lyrics of famous 80s pop hints (hint: A-ha). What did they do outside of class, you might ask?

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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.