Each year, the Middle School presses pause on our regular classes and we switch to immersion classes organized around a variety of topics. We include the 5th graders who will join us for next year’s school year and teachers chooses classes and topics that they are excited to explore with a dozen or so students. We invite teachers from both the Lower and Upper School to organize a class and then we turn everyone loose to learn something new and have fun while doing it. From the exploration of baseball statistics to fishing along the banks of the river behind our school, the students get a chance to immerse themselves in something that excites them. This year, there are more than a dozen Adventure Week courses on offer.
My Adventure Week course is a shared project with a fellow teacher and we call it Prep Scouts. It’s all the fun of scout-style activities without the unattractive uniforms, tiresome cookie sales, or inexplicable discrimination. Instead, we’re making crafts, trying our hand at some simple food prep activities, and enjoying the outdoors. We’ll wrap up on Friday with a field trip to a local plant sanctuary, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.