LG Winter Intensives!
I also want to take a minute to acknowledge that designing and executing winter intensives requires an incredible amount of time and energy on the part of the teachers and other school staff that support them. A major shout out to all the staff who work to make intensives a success!
Below are the the brief descriptions of the intensives as well as some photos showcasing each.
6th Grade Intensives
Masks Around the World
Students had the opportunity to visit the ANHM to study the use of masks in cultures around the world, then create papier mache masks of their own
My Side of the Story
From Print to Screen
Using Candy, Money, and Music to Sharpen Math Skills
Oh! So you can cook COOK!
Down with the King!
Do you want to crush kingdoms and save your people? Do you like to be in rooms full of brilliance, focus, and determination? Are you someone who likes to learn new things - or - improve your strengths? Students got ready to put all of this to practice when they pulled up to the board and jumped into the world of CHESS!Down with the King was designed for both brand new players and experts in the game. They learned all about the game of chess including strategies, cracking “monster puzzles”, and played the great game in school and out of the building in popular New York City gaming areas
Do you love making money and playing games???? Do you ever wonder why the “wealthy” stay rich?........If so, this was the intensive for you!
By playing Monopoly with old & new twisted rules, students learned about money management, investments for their future and economic injustice in America.
Monopoly combines strategy with a little bit of luck. One bad roll or investment could cause you to lose it all!
Tracing the Elusive American Dream Through Film
STEM Challenge Bridge Building
Are you creative? An inventor? A scientist? Have you ever wanted to invent something to make school more engaging? Or more fun? In this intensive students used “Makey Makey” technology tools to design and build a control pad computer project that will help the BCS educational community. FYI a “Makey Makey” is 21st-century invention kit that turns everyday objects into touchpads and combines them with the Internet. Students learned how to code using “Scratch,” Makey Makey kits, and their imagination to create something awesome!
Through The Lens
Power of the Pen
Are you a writer or do you wish to become one? Do you wish we spent more time on creative writing? Fantasy, fairy tales, drama, poetry, the sky’s the limit! This intensive was for those who wanted a break from essay writing and a chance to sharpen their creative writing skills. In this intensive, they had the opportunity to become a master in the genre of their choice. They also had the chance to tap into their artistic side by adding illustrations to writing. This project based intensive culminated in a mini-publication where students saw published work in print.