Every Friday at lunch recess, Mme Smith and I host Random Acts of Learning (RAOL) in the KCS Library. It’s a drop-in for any students from grade 2 and up to do, well, random acts of learning. Here’s what happened during last Friday’s lunch hour when 47 students came to RAOL:
- Three students from grades 5 and 6 met to talk about a leadership project supporting Syrian refugees
- One brought his Arduino kit to build a machine for his grade 7 service learning project
- Two others worked on their littleBits ‘keytar’ (their own musical synthesizer)
- A few others worked on the video games they’re creating themselves
- Multiple others worked on their own independent projects, just because they want to learn more about something; this will culminate in a class presentation (Habit: Share What You Know)
- Others are working on writing books, a few of whom are writing to submit a French book in a national contest
- The newspaper club came to work on their upcoming edition
- Some older students chose to study for exams
- Many others just wanted more time to read
That was my lunch hour. How inspiring was yours?
Assistant Head, Academics
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