For the past two weeks, one of our learners created a series of launches to pick out a mascot name for the school. The learner let discussions decide whether our tribe needs a mascot name and why, which mascots could represent AABC, and a final debate between the three leading options: Falcon, Phoenix, and Bear. On Monday, the learners took an anonymous vote, and from this week, they are officially AABC Falcons!
For E-ship Quest, the Falcons had to decide their final ideas for the business fair. Once they had their plan ready, they traveled to Market Island to create a survey helping them figure out better what their potential customer think about their idea. Those who finished this challenge moved on to Identity Island. On Identity Island, the Falcons will spend some time figuring out the specifics of their business.
This week for our Hero’s Visit, we had Ophir’s dad Yaron talk about his company Clixo. Yaron told the Falcons how he started his different companies and the different challenges he had to face. Yaron brought some samples to share with the Falcons, and of course, he answered all their questions. Thank you, Yaron, for sharing your Hero’s Journey with us.
For Writer’s Workshop, we read the book “Nothing ever happens on 90th Street” by Roni Schotter, and the Falcons were challenged to write a short story about “A time when nothing happened.”
There are many options for the Falcons to do during art. This week we want to highlight the rainbow tree. For this activity, the Falcons will need a canvas, paint, and Q Tips. First, the Falcons create smart goals and get their supplies, then they watch a guided video on how to make the tree, and finally, they begin their tree in their unique way.
For Civilization, the Falcons had an opportunity to write their names in Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, and then had a chance to design their traditional Japanese kimono.
The chocolate-making special was another hit this week! We had a Socratic discussion about chocolate wrappers and the different strategies the Falcons could use to complete the task. The Falcons had four examples of wrappers, and they were asked to rate the design based on creativity, effort, and innovation.