We have started our new pilot schedule - a three week period where we are testing out the addition of some more experiential learning. Part of this is on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday where we have a "focus flex" time, during which students are encouraged to read a book, work with a partner on a project, play chess, or participate in any number of other activities.
Sarah Carlson-Lier has been running a "Maker Mondays" lab in Front Court. She has the room set up with projects - from coloring books to a sewing machine to small-assembly motors and machines - it has been a very popular option!
We look forward to another two weeks of our slightly-different schedule before breaking for a few weeks and catching our breaths.