Join Laura for Intro to Entomology (scientific study of insects) every
Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10-11am. We will learn about insects through research, dissection and collection. Students will also construct a bug collection display box, which they will use to exhibit the bugs they have caught, preserved and labeled. Fall is a great time to be outside looking for bugs. All interested students from groups B and C are welcome!
This workshop will meet weekly on Fridays after lunch (1:00pm). Students will experiment with ingredients to create unique combinations of ice cream flavors and textures. This workshop is designed for students in group C and will be led by Laura.
This ongoing class will write in a variety of genres which will satisfy writing competencies. Right now we are working on the short story but other genres will include Short
papers include personal responses, essays, dialogues, journal entries, short stories, and poems. Longer writing may include literary analysis, critical studies, extended fiction, or personal narrative. This class will be held M-F from 1:00-2:00 (with the exception of Thursday afternoons). S. Frye
Tuesday and Thursdays at 9:00 will be reserved for reading and discussing lit., these books discussion are generally aimed at B and C levels. Each book discussion course will last from three to five weeks depending on the level and length of the book being read. You may read your own book or choose from the books below that have been suggested by classmates. I will be reading All the Light We Cannot See. 6/7 grades will have book discussions from 2-2:45 on Wednesdays. You are responsible for getting your own book – if you need help with this please let me know. S. Frye
Boy, Snow, Bird
All The Light We Cannot See
Why We Can’t Wait
Running With Scissors
The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Giver – Books are in bookshelf
This 6-week course is an introduction to the creative short story designed for B and C grouped students. Students will write stories and short descriptive sketches as well as respond to quick write prompts. Students will read great short stories (classic and contemporary) and participate in class discussions of students’ writing and the assigned stories in their historical and social contexts. To participate in this course you do not have to share your writing but are free to. This course will meet on Monday through Friday at 9:00 and will be guided by S. Frye.
Right/Left, Red/Blue, Republican/Democrat, Conservative, Liberal, Progressive, Libertarian, Tea Party, Green Party, blah, blah, blah. If you are curious about what all these labels mean, if you want to understand what is happening in American politics, if you want to discuss the issues and analyze the speeches and commercials, if you don’t know anything but think maybe you should, join me for American Politics Mondays and Fridays at 2pm.
I will be running a weekly Philosophy Seminar. It will tackle big questions of language and logic, mind and metaphysics, ethics and politics, religion and science. No prior knowledge or even interest in Philosophy is required. If you are open to reading, listening, and discussing big ideas, you are welcome to join us. Philosophy Seminar will run Tuesdays at 1:30pm, starting on September 6th and is primarily aimed at groups B and C.
Come to the first class giving some thought to the following question:
“If you step into a transporter (as in Star Trek) and two of you come out, which one is you?”
We will be offering an Improv class at Springfield Little Theatre starting this Tuesday September 6th from 11am-12noon. The class will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12noon for 6 weeks. If you are interested in taking this class, leave a comment on this post.
Think of an “idea” for writing. The bigger and broader and the less firsthand experience you have with this idea the better. For example, write about life, love, death, homelessness, illness or an idea related to the theme “dark twist” in general terms. Write fast. Ramble. Think, don’t try to see any one thing in particular. Put lots of your feelings and ideas. Avoid images and specifics. Think out loud on the page. Don’t focus your mind’s eye on anything.