Our Enrichment Program for our oldest students, which we call our Osprey group, now features a “Lab” format where students will work independently on Chrome Books in addition to receiving group instruction. Each class will end with a Read Aloud time where the instructor reads to the class. While the book is read, the class will be encouraged to draw scenes from the book, add words to their personal dictionaries, and identify themes to deepen reading comprehension.
This class will feature similar subjects as our traditional session-blocks, but we will strengthen focus research and communication skills. Students will be encouraged to use logic and to relate one field of study to another.
Students will be provided a Chrome Book for use in class. We will teach students basic software skills leveraging the G Suite software and apps such as Google Docs and Sheets to avoid any need for PC or Mac software. Independent work will be “assigned” through Google Classrooms as take-home extension activities but no homework is required.
Throughout the year, we will encourage the students to compile their writings and art into a shared publication such as a magazine or presentation.