Community Friday usually goes something like this: in the morning, there’s capoeira followed by literature circles. Then we come back together and the adults offer the kids options for how they want to spend their Community Friday, usually a building project, an art provocation, or an outdoors exploration. But today, most of the adults sat back and watched with awe as members of the student body offered their own provocations and activities for the younger kids.
Madison and Zada went into the workshop to duplicate the activity they did with geologist Jug in using magnets to remove iron from sand.
Art and writing abounded, of course, as well as community lunch and Dreambox math work.
Max organized a cast of characters for a short film he created on the cork floor. He directed his actors and treated them like professionals, asking for another take, or another expression, or a close-up.
His actors took their job very seriously, and Max incorporated their feedback and ideas with open-mindedness and respect.
By the end of the day and after lots of editing, he had produced a short film and inspired several other students to create short movies of their own. Check it out here: How We Reacted – and have a great weekend!