On the first Friday of the biweekly we focus on Social Emotional Learning. After Creative Writing time, we have:
Mathtivity, in which students explore a wide variety of topics including the history of math, the work of individual mathematicians, and mathematical applications. Unlike a traditional math class, however, students explore these topics through hands on, “low floor, high ceiling” activities while simultaneously developing their Growth Mindset and Critical Thinking skills
Skills Workshop, in which students explore topics relating to our school and wider communities. Students develop skills for social interactions, emotional regulation, social justice, and study habits. They are also able select topics for discussion allowing the curriculum to be personalized to their specific needs and interests.
Fun Friday Activity, which can range from bringing in visitors to share their expertise or activities with the class, visiting one of the many local museums or parks, or nearby Barton’s Cove for a fun outing, or doing something fun together at school such as our fall pumpkin carving party or winter holiday party, or sometimes even just watching a movie together for fun.