SNOW! This week was all about snow! Instead of a normal Monday math seminar, the week began with a morning of cross-country skiing at CMS! With help from my dad (thanks dad!), everyone had a pair of skis and tracks to follow. It was hard not to fall over from the joy and laughter, and just as hard to stay upright with our attempts at downhill skiing. Skiing was a very enjoyable activity, and one of my highlights from this week’s snow activities.
The next day, we went sledding down a nice big hill in the back of the GTC. The most fun part of sledding was going down the hill in a chain where we would hold on to each other’s sleds and hope we would not crash.
We also went to a play at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis called Alabama Story. Set in 1959, Alabama Story centered around a librarian and her conflict with an Alabama senator who wanted to censor a book titled The Rabbits Wedding by Garth Williams. We had great conversations about censorship, freedom of speech, and banned books in class.
We continued to go sledding the rest of the week but the snow was melting. We got pretty wet and muddy, but that didn’t stop us.
Of course, this week was still a school week, so we spent time indoors having lessons and working on projects. Some memorable activities included the following:
- literature discussion of the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
- Rediscovering Ancient Nubia Before It’s Too Late seminar speeches (these were very informative and expressed what students found most important from the article)
- occupations seminar (which was actually three articles all discussing the impact of modern technology on schools as well as the future)
- mock interviews (practice for interviews that we might have later in our future). These interviews were also a follow up to our lesson on how to prepare for an interview
We also have been busy planning our overnight to Shaw Nature Reserve next week and are hoping that our trip will not get snowed out.
And, last but not least, we started preparing for our upcoming Presentation Day by assigning groups and deciding on our research topics, but we do not want to spoil it for you so early. We had a very eventful and busy week. Have a great weekend!
AMP & ER