Sunday, November 23, 2014

Robinson ELP Program is Super Popular!

The Robinson Expanded Learning Program is so popular we're unable to take everyone. Our first session of workshops included African Dance, Quilt Making and Cooperation Through K'nex.  Students worked hard in all three workshops and produced some amazing final products.  Check out some of their hard work below!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ranger Rachel's Nature Club and Scholar's Club

November 6, 2014

Check out the exciting projects happening in Ranger Rachel's Nature Club!  Students multi-task between creating wood-burned walking sticks, studying VT State Parks, and creating their own compasses!

In Scholar's Club, students finish up working on their math homework and continue their study of the Oregon Trail.  Be sure to check out their display in the hallway!



Session two will be starting on November 18, and will include workshops in Cooking, Yoga, Culture Club: China, Scholar's Club, and Clowning!

Monday, November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014

The first session of the Expanded Learning Program is in full swing at Bristol Elementary school!  We are offering four exciting workshops; Culture Club: China (K-3), Culture Club: Japan (3-6), Ranger Rachel's Nature Club (2-4), and Scholars' Club (4-6).  Last week I was able to document some of the fun/learning that was happening in both Culture Clubs!  

In Culture Club: China, students are learning to create the /ur/ sound by pressing their tongue to the roof of their mouth.  They listened to the sound from an audio clip off of the internet, and also had a guest teacher  (an exchange student from China) demonstrate!  

 Students also learned how to write Chinese words!

 Lastly, students were able to sample moon cake, a Chinese treat!

A few rooms down, the students in Culture Club: Japan were learning to art of origami!  They were able to follow Chris's step-by-step instructions in order to create a pumpkin for Halloween!  After this, they created two box halves which fit together to make one box.  When asked how the walls stay up, one student remarked "I don't know.  They just do.  It's Origami Magic!"  When students were finished making their pumpkins, they glued them into a card, and Chris helped them write "Happy Halloween" in Japanese!