Y Group students are teachers for a day, Camperdown celebrates Special Friends Day, and the Blarney Ball Drop for Dyslexia is March 9
June 19, 2012 @ 4:19 PM
City People, The Greenville News, March 7, 2012
>Camperdown Academy’s Y Group students were “teachers for a day” on Learning Fair Friday. Colin F, Amy F, Henri C, Maddie S, Cassidy V H, Will S, and R.H. R
taught Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences to their fellow students. As A through M Group students rotated to assigned classrooms, the “teachers” taught a 30-minute lesson plan that included an explanation of their chosen intelligence, careers that utilize that particular intelligence, people who exhibit its characteristics, and a variety of activities that brought the concept to life. The “teachers” chose an intelligence with which they have an affinity; then worked with a mentor staff member for several weeks to plan how to present the information in the most effective way and to each age group. Learning activities ranged from running an obstacle course to teach bodily kinesthetic, making marine life impressions in clay for naturalist, and solving brain teaser problems for logical.
Learning Fair, from left to right: Colin F, Amy F, Henri C Maddie S,
Cassidy V H, Will S, R.H. R (all in Y Group)
>Special Friends Day was held recently to showcase art and drama work, as well as content class projects and writing done by students in A through Y Groups. Students invited friends and family to the afternoon event that included a school tour, short presentation of drama skits, and multiple displays of artwork. Star Group students made faux fossils using clay, string, wire, found objects, glue, tissue paper, and pastels. D and E Group social studies classes built pyramids using LEGOs.
>Camperdown Academy students are excited about the Blarney Ball Drop for Dyslexia coming up on March 9th at noon. Students are selling golf balls for $10 each in an effort to raise money to support the school Scholarship Program and other special projects. The golf balls will be dropped onto the lower athletic field by a helicopter and cash prizes range from $100 to $1000. You can purchase a golf ball and have an opportunity to support the school and win by visiting www.camperdown.org. The ball drop is being held as part of the activities surrounding the annual Camperdown Academy auction and dinner being held on St. Patrick’s Day.