We are in our 4th week of our 2015-2016 school year. We have new initiatives this year at IOS. We are working more with ongoing self-reflection as we progress toward meeting our individual goals. We are looking at our own obstacles. What stands in the way when I am working to accomplish something? We are finding out what our core values are as human beings.
Our yearlong theme is "May the Forces Be With You." Weather is one of the first investigations that several classes are beginning with. We are noticing the lack of rain, but since we are putting a new roof on the building, we are okay if the rain holds off another week. It is still hot and dry, but always a few degrees cooler in the woods where we gather in the afternoon for Nature Literacy.
We are also offering Multiple Intelligence classes, (art, natural science, library and music) in addition to our Friday electives. This semester we have survival, helping hands, shop, theater, sewing, cooking, upcycling art, ornithology, mythology, science fair, apothecary and Lego robotics. All of that is happening as well as the important core classwork and the ongoing integration of the Seven Dimensions of Human Greatness. This week our dimension is interaction, so it is a perfect time for me to reach out to update you, our beautiful blog readers. Enjoy!