What’s been happening at Flourish?
We are currently right in the middle of our “Flourish Athens” quest where our young Eagles become heroes living in Ancient Greece. Using their imaginations, they enter into Flourish Athens as their chosen avatars (Greek mythological characters) and explore the city by completing challenges in different areas.
For Writer’s Workshop, “An Idea worth Sharing”, we are learning how to create and give engaging presentations.
The Flourish Athens is a slight departure from the science-based quests that we have conducted in the past (forensics, entomology, marine science, etc.)
This one is a fun quest full of history, art and philosophy.
Some of the goals of this quest are:
- To ignite a curiosity about the world and civilizations that came before us.
- To inspire real debate about philosophical concepts.
- To find joy in combining artistic creativity with Core Skills.
Writer’s Workshop: An Idea worth sharing
This writer’s workshop is heavily inspired by the TED talks and challenges our Eagles to come up with their own presentation of an idea that is dear to them – which more people should know about.
They are spending time creating rubrics of what makes a presentation great, watching some great TED talks and discussing what works well and what does not.
At the same time, they are learning how to create slideshows and best practices on how to structure each slide. Lots of presentations were given, and warm-cool feedback was shared on their mini-presentations.
They are currently researching their ideas and creating storyboards, outlines and scripts for their presentations.
Exploring famous artists!
For each of the six weeks of this session, we are exploring the works of famous artists and trying to create art in their unique styles.
The Eagles will be exploring “Pop Art” by Andy Warhol, “Paper Cut Outs” by Henri Matisse, “Symbolism and Self Portraits” by Frida Kahlo, the art style of Vincent Van Gogh, “Abstract Art” by Sayed Haider Raza and finally, “Impressionism” by Claude Monet.
The Eagles are super excited, and so are we. This will culminate in an art exhibition during the Exhibition of Learning, and we can’t wait to see what they create!