Monday, January 17, 2011

New Year, New Cohorts, New Experiences

Hello 2011!

We here at IslandWood are getting back into the swing of things and are very excited to see what this year has to offer.

Last week we team taught the students of Horizon Elementary.  It was a nice way to dive back into to SOP before dividing up into our new Cohorts.  Cohort C is going to teach this week while Cohort D works on projects, visits Liaison schools and gets a jump start on readings for class!

The students last week had a unique opportunity.  Lukas Allenbaugh of the Clay Animation Network was on campus teaching the students all about the art of Claymation.  The theme of the week was food and four field groups got to create characters, develop a story, and film scenes depicting the story of how a pizza is made.  Check out the kids video:

Some of the instructors (including myself) didn't want to miss out on this opportunity.  We stayed up pretty late after the kids were back in the lodges for night working on our own masterpiece:

Lets just say that we had a LOT of fun.  I have a totally new found respect for Claymation- it isn't easy!

Roxann made a video as well but that might have to wait for another week...

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!  Talk to you soon!


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