We hope everyone had a nice week off with your families. We were so impressed with the resilience the students showed during our Circuits Quest. The Arduino projects (a new one each week) that involved building complicated circuits and writing many lines of code were extra challenging. To our surprise, many students stepped up as leaders of their teams, and all of the students became invested in encouraging and assisting their group to complete each task. It was amazing to see the excitement on their faces when their hard work and perseverance paid off, and they had a working product.
This session, we will be making a shift to highlight and cultivate a new set of talents in a Poets and Playwrights Quest. Over the next several weeks, we will be reading extraordinary models of, writing, and performing our own poetry and plays. We will even be making two field trips to Zach Scott Theater this session to see a production of James and the Giant Peach with a student from the main Acton campus as James. The next one we will see is Alice in Wonderland, starring our very own Acton West Eagle,Trinity, as Alice! In addition, we plan to use some of our Civilization time this session to have some timely (politically unbiased!) discussions about the Presidential election process in our country.
Catherine & Sara ~ Acton West Guides