This Week at LiHigh School

Most of this week will be dedicated to completing the projects attached to our exhibition at the Poultney Earth Fair on April 25th. Because we’ll be on vacation next week, this is the last week the students will have to do all the heavy lifting on their projects. When we get back from vacation, the students will have about three days to make sure everything is polished, but this week…it’s time to do the hard work of research and development.

Monday

  • Pick Me Up: Students will start a rainstorm.
  • Seminar: Students will continue work on their various projects for the Earth Fair exhibition.
  • Independent Time: Students will have two hours of independent time to work on their independent projects, their senior capstones, their college classes, and their internship homework.
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Time: Students will read quietly for 30 minutes.
  • Workshop: Students will continue work on the Earth Fair exhibition.
  • Reflection: Students will have 25 minutes to reflect on their day.
  • Close Out: Students will watch and discuss Mark Bezo’s “A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter.”

Tuesday

  • Field Trip: Students will travel to Green Mountain College to participate in a talk with Peter Forbes, co-founder of the Center for Whole Communities.
  • Field Trip: After several postponements, students will finally visit the Stone Valley Community Market to explore how local food makes it to local customers.
  • Independent Work: Students will have the afternoon to work on independent projects, including their Earth Fair exhibition, their senior capstones, and their college homework.

Wednesday

  • Pick Me Up: Students will watch and discuss Edi Raima’s “Take Back Your City with Paint
  • Seminar: Students will continue work on their various projects for the Earth Fair exhibition.
  • Independent Time: Students will work on their independent projects.
  • Book Club: Students will report back on the final section from their science-related books.
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Time: Students will have 30 minutes to recharge for the afternoon.
  • Workshop: Students will watch part of a video from Infowars.com about ingredients in our foods, and then discuss how to validate sources on the Internet.
  • Reflection: Students will have 25 minutes to reflect on their day.
  • Close Out: Students will watch and discuss Majora Carter’s “Three stories of local eco-entrepreneurship.”

Thursday

  • Pick Me Up: Students will watch and discuss Pam Warhurst’s “How can we eat our landscapes?
  • Seminar: Students will continue work on their various projects for the Earth Fair exhibition.
  • Independent Time: Students will have two hours of independent time to work on their individual projects.
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Time: Students will have 30 minutes of quiet time.
  • Workshop: Students will continue working on the Earth Fair exhibition.
  • Reflection: Students will have 15 minutes to reflect on their day.
  • Exhibition: Logan will give an exhibition on his LTI project, producing sound and lighting for last week’s Music to Make A Difference concert.

Friday

  • Independent Work: Students will have the morning to work on independent projects, including their Earth Fair projects.
  • Movie: Before departing for April vacation, students will watch Pleasantville, a film where two teenagers from the 1990s find themselves in a 1950’s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change the sitcom’s complacent small town.

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

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