Here is another photo survey of some of the activities that go on during a school day.
This student is working on his guitar skills. On this particular day, Matt (staff member) was keeping time on the drum kit and another student, also a skilled drummer, was doing an amazingly fast and complimentary beat with a mallet on a hollow wooden drum.
Over a period of several days, these two students met regularly to build villages, schools and other kinds of sites, while they assumed the various personalities of residents and workers in their settlements and acted out various story lines.
In the few weeks before Winter Break, many students and staff gathered almost daily for a rousing game of Apples to Apples. Often, the groups of players included a diverse age range.
These two students met daily for a while to play chess. It was fun coming into the room and seeing the quiet concentration and camaraderie they shared.
Earlier in the year these same two worked for many days on a monumental and complex Lego structure.
At the beginning of the year, whiffle ball was all the rage with a lot of students. Once the weather changed and it became too soggy to play in the parking lot, these two students created a variant in the Active Room that they named "Can Ball", after the garbage can placed behind the batter. One pitches and the other tries to hit the ball. If the batter hits the ball, he tries to run around the room and back to the can without the pitcher tagging him. If the batter strikes out, he then becomes the pitcher.
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