"In most history classes, we talk about one specific thing -- like 'the South Sudan Civil War,' or 'issues in the Middle East.' Here we cover 13.8 billion years."
Student Publications started in a staff brainstorm. If we want to grow in our creativity (and we at Exp definitely do!) trying something new can be a good starting point. So we asked: how might we try to tap into our students' interest in writing and publication during co-curricular time? A yearbook club? A newspaper? Contributions to this blog? We decided to give the group loose parameters:...
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...
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.