Session 7: Year 6, WeeK 34 In Review
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by Tyler Thigpen
11m ago
  graduation prep and so much more! Check out this week’s updates… spark studio Exploring the World of Music: A Journey of Discovery “How are you feeling? I’m feeling great! I played all day, and then I ate. How are you feeling? I’m feeling cool, and I’m having fun at The Forest School.” :notes: - Dash Smith & The Spark Studio As we ventured into the vibrant realm of music and art, we embarked on an adventure unlike any other. Our exploration led us to uncover the rich tapestry of the world music genre, a journey filled with delightful surprises at every turn. One particular melody c ..read more
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Session 7: Year 6, WeeK 33 In Review
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by Tyler Thigpen
1w ago
  film, physics and democracy Check out this week’s updates… spark studio Things that we learned, discovered, and challenged ourselves on…. “My favorite thing I did this week was yelling in a bowl … Well, it was the science experiment that discovered how my eardrum works.” “A new thing I learned this week was that Australia is really hot, and I did the puzzle map.” “I discovered variables for the first time using the binomial and trinomial cube; then I took what I learned and taught other learners Algebra!” “The most challenging thing I did this week was writing a story. Well, mostly, I w ..read more
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Session 7: Year 6, WeeK 32 In Review
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by Tyler Thigpen
2w ago
  Check out this week’s updates… spark studio Welcome to a week of discovery in Spark, where music, art, fashion, and farming collide to create a harmonious blend of creativity and learning. We are grooving to the beat as our week kicks off with a bang. Expert visitors introduced us to a kaleidoscope of music genres, from punk to funk. Inspired by the rhythms, we found ourselves dancing like James Brown, embracing the coolness that music brings. It's incredible how music intertwines our lives, shaping our emotions and experiences. Have you ever tried singing when you're mad? We explored t ..read more
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Session 7: Year 6, WeeK 31 In Review
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by Tyler Thigpen
3w ago
  diving into music, science and history Check out this week’s updates… spark studio This week was a vibrant fusion of music and art, showcasing a rich tapestry of creativity and cultural expression. Folk melodies filled the air, accompanied by demonstrations of traditional craftwork that rooted us in our heritage. Soulful rhythms and gospel harmonies uplifted our spirits, while the intricate beauty of stained glass art and metal sculptures mesmerized us with their depth and craftsmanship. We immersed ourselves in the art of sculpting, molding clay into our unique creations. The week cul ..read more
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Paths of Possibility: Embracing the Consequences of Our Choices
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by Tyler Thigpen
3w ago
  By Dr. Tyler Thigpen ““Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”” — Robert Frost Learner choices are powerful. Young or old, learners will reap what they sow. When it comes to education, good choices lead to deep learning. Poor choices lead to mimicry at best and stagnation at worst. Both of these sets of choices are like roads that are well worn among past and present learners at The Forest School.  Here’s the (somewhat provocative) thing—at Forest we let learners choose which road they walk down, even if it’s not ..read more
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2024 Commencement Week Activities!
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by Tyler Thigpen
1M ago
  We are preparing for the prized events of Commencement & Closing Celebrations! As one of only two times a year that both The Forest School and Forest School Online families from all over the world come together, it is sure to be a treasured week. Join us for events May 16-18, 2024. Please find the itinerary below: Senior Luncheon Thursday, May 16 @ 2:00 pm. For Seniors, immediate family, and Forest staff only. Private location. Forest School Online learners visit Forest in person Friday, May 17th, 9:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.: Learners may join our in-person Studios for the day Commenceme ..read more
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Session 7: Year 6, WeeK 30 In Review
The Forest School Blog
by Tyler Thigpen
1M ago
  Farm, Olympics and U.s history Check out this week’s updates… spark studio During this session of our Music Quest, learners have embarked on a captivating journey to explore the diverse sounds surrounding us and the emotions they evoke. Through engaging activities, they're discovering music's magical ability to paint vivid images in their minds and hearts. With a sprinkle of imagination, we're uncovering the hidden talents within each child, nurturing their creativity and passion for music and art. As we delve into various music genres, from jazz to classical, we also unleash our creati ..read more
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How to "hook" learners at the beginning of a signature learning experiences
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by Tyler Thigpen
1M ago
Are you ready to take your learning experiences to the next level? At The Forest School, our Guides harness the principles from Pixar to craft transformative learning journeys. Did you know that they integrate these techniques daily into the design of our signature learning experiences? Imagine capturing your audience's attention from the very beginning, ensuring they're engaged and eager to dive into your content. Pixar, the renowned animation studio, has mastered the art of captivating audiences with their storytelling prowess. But did you know that their techniques can also be applied to e ..read more
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Session 6: Year 6, WeeK 28 In Review
The Forest School Blog
by Tyler Thigpen
2M ago
  spring is here! Check out this week’s updates… spark studio Our journey into the science of gardening and the human body found us curious about our bones and how to nourish them. Bones provide support for our bodies and help form our shape. Although very light, bones are strong enough to support our entire weight. Do you know what the strongest bone in the body is? We had a fun challenge to create a human skeleton. It was unanimously decided that the tallest learner would be traced onto paper. Each learner then chose a specific bone from the basket and had to draw it in life-size, labe ..read more
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Announcing our Debate Moderators!
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by Tyler Thigpen
2M ago
  We are thrilled to announce our moderators for our mock presidential debates this Tuesday, March 26, at the Middle School and High School Exhibition. See below for their bios. These debates are open to the public and will be held at the following dates and times… Middle School (ages 11-14), Tuesday, March 26 @ 4:30-5:45pm High School (ages 14-18), Tuesday, March 26 @ 6:15-7:30pm Why are our learners debating about the future of America? Read more about The Making of a Politician Quest here. The Moderators COMMANDER BOBBY R. JONES, UNITED STATES NAVY (RET.) CDR Bobby R. Jones, USN ..read more
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