Wednesday, October 14, 2015

School Program: Moving Targets in the Dark

 Maya's 6th grade class put on a performance tonight as the culmination of their unit of study of Greek mythology.  Imagine 40 or so leaping kids, singing their own lyrics to the music from Grease, reciting narration of their re-telling of the story of Odysseus, dancing expressive dances of their own choreography, wearing astonishingly funny costumes of their own devising.  This wonderful public charter school teaches everything through the arts, and it's so refreshing to see experiential education thriving in spite of the sucking swamp monster of test-driven curricula and the educational industrial complex.

These drawings are really just a seismograph of the movements-- it was so dark where we were sitting that I couldn't see the paper most of the time.

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