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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.