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Rotations Begin

posted Sep 5, 2018, 6:33 AM by Scott Frizzell   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 6:34 AM ]
On Tuesday, we kicked off our next cycle of rotations for the 2018 winter semester. Students take rotation classes during 5 select homerooms. They rank their preferences, and we do our best to assign students to one of their top choices. In addition, as part of the rotation cycle, each student attends a Test Prep session, designed to help them prepare to perform better on standardized testing. This year, we have several new rotation offerings, including a Fly Fishing class led by Mr. Williamson, and I Love Kindergarten, a class re-exploring the joys of being five with Saturday cartoons, cereal, and coloring led by Mr. and Mrs. King. Ms. Holmes also started offering a new board games class, which seemed to have a lot of fun playing Taboo! this week. Finally, this year we also added a new Engineering offering, led by our Upper School engineering teacher Mrs. Heaton. This class will be completing a different engineering project with Mrs. Heaton each semester. Of course, many of the old favorites from the last few years are back, including Disc Golf, Ukulele, Knitting, and Gardening. Rotations can be a lot of fun, and we are excited for students to be able to explore something they love or are interested in, as well as get a "brain break" from their daily class schedule.