Life skills word of the week
Otzi the Iceman’s possessions.
Cave paintings were made by blowing mineral dust over hands.
We are making paint like they did in the Paleolithic Age. We crushed hematite rock into powder and added oil.
Archaeology simulation dig
Greetings Taylor Community,
This year will be a HERO’S JOURNEY!
In the myth of the Hero’s Journey, the hero is always reluctant at first. They would have rather kept their familiar habits, but something happens which pulls them out of normal life and into an adventure. There, they will have to reckon with changes that will often be hard, but which ultimately lead them to self discovery. Eventually they find their way back home, but they are changed now, with insights they could not have had without the journey.
The hero’s journey is the story of adolescence, and more broadly of how we go through change. But without a doubt, we’ll learn and grow from it. Students will be challenged in the weeks ahead to take on greater responsibility for their own learning, whether that’s following class lessons, taking it upon themselves to ask for help proactively, or making sure they complete assignments without being reminded. We expect it will be messy, but hope that students come out with new abilities and insights as a result.
As with all new experiences, we expect things to evolve as we get the day-to-day operations going. We ask for your patience as we learn together, and for your feedback to help us hone these new systems. Here’s to learning together, and discovering one of the secrets of the hero’s journey — that it’s best done with fellow adventurers, who have the chance to grow closer through each twist and turn.
“IT IS EASIER TO BUILD STRONG CHILDREN THAN IT IS TO REPAIR BROKEN MEN”