Monday, November 16, 2015

Build it and They Will Come

Writing this blog post reflecting on our first week of Session II at Robinson I could not be happier.

Session I was a great beginning to our 2015-16 run at Robinson. We averaged 16 students M/W and T/TH with 3 workshops on M/W and 2 workshops on T/TH. Students enrolled in Session II enjoy 3 workshops on M/W, 4 workshops on T/TH, and 1 workshop on Friday!

As the coordinator for the Robinson site the beginning of sessions is always hectic to say the least. The spreadsheets, attendance, coordination with teachers and workshop leaders has my nose to the screen and my brain scattered. As I put all of my ducks in a row I must have forgotten to take a look at our attendance numbers. On our first Tuesday of Session II my jaw began to drop as kids continued to pile into the library! All said and done we were busting at the seams with 36 students for the 4 workshops, our biggest day by far!

On Monday and Wednesday we welcome John Amory teaching Oceans, Rivers, and Lakes, Becky Rose-Adams teaching Homesteading, and Roberta McKinney along with her exchange student Igor teaching International Interactions.

On Tuesday and Thursday we welcome Jill Schoendorf teaching Argh You Ready to be a Pirate, Kerry Lake teaching Everyday Spanish, Sue Bachand teaching Math Masters, and Donna Shepardson teaching GeoBee.

On Friday Mike Gray came back for Session II to teach Chess!

(Now we're waiting for Shoeless Joe Jackson to come teach a baseball workshop!)

I would like to recognize the dedication of our workshop leaders. 5 of our leaders teach full time at Robinson during the school day. Our other workshop leaders also work full time and have other activities they are involved in throughout the week. Thank you workshop leaders!

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