My Classroom Economy: In the next few weeks, the adolescents will be embarking on a classroom economy adventure where all they do in the classroom gains them money and things they do in the classroom requires their rent and fines. They will learn all about what it is like to have a practical consequence of saving and spending money within the classroom setting! Not only does this set them up for their future, it also aids them in working towards establishing their own small businesses within the classroom which they are moving towards this spring!
Additionally, April 8-12 is our first Annual Vocations week in the classroom. Each day, a representative of each vocational call will come in and chat with the students about their vocation and the discernment process.
April 8th: Sister Marie (Schoenstatt Sister)
April 10th: Father Ben W.
April 11th: Lenten Retreat
April 12th: Adam and Alex Wienzetl
More to come soon!
Adolescent Classroom 2019
Spring Internship Week
May 6th-May 10th
As a way to set up the adolescent with the tools necessary to discern their cosmic task in the world, the adolescent curriculum at Way of the Shepherd will provide an Internship Week for them in May. During the next couple months leading up to May, the adolescent will research, communicate, and contact someone who is skilled in their trade in order to set up a time for the adolescent to shadow and become an apprentice to them. This not only harkens to Maria Montessori’s theory for the adolescent learning real-world skills like farming, woodcarving, and managing a business but provides an avenue for the adolescent to discover a meeting ground of where their gifts and interests lie and explore that place.
I ask for your support and participation during this week. Each adolescent’s experience will vary depending on their interest and communication with their mentor. I will be a guide to the students but their research, communication and planning will be entirely led by them. They will end up sharing in an oral presentation their experience with the class and with parents and reflect on the tools and skills they gained. Below are the details regarding the Internship Week.
7th Grade: Intern under a guide at Way of the Shepherd
8th Grade: Apprentice under a mentor in their desired career field
When: May 6th-May 10th, during the school hours
Presentation: Thursday, May 16th at 6 p.m.
While you are already so generous to WOS, I thought I would re-ask about some material needs in the A1 classroom:
Cloth Cube Bins (7)
Wooden cubicle for cloth bins
Card Tables for lunch
Classical CDs or other Relaxing Music
Old Ipods or Walkmans
Towels (for our bathrooms)
Old Cash box
Old 3 ring Binders
Any kitchen items you no longer use!
Wolf Ridge Packing List
◻ 2 Bandanas or other multipurpose cloths for napkin use, hand-drying/nose blowing/sweat-wiping
◻ 3 pairs of socks
◻ Underwear for 3 days
◻ 2 t-shirts
◻ 2 long sleeved shirt
Sweatpants (athletic clothes for rock climbing, ropes course, cross country skiing, etc.)
◻ 1 pair long pants
◻ 1 sweatshirt
◻ Sleeping bag, sheet, blanket, pillow
◻ Towel - small, and washcloth
◻ 1 pair athletic shoes
◻ 1 pair snow boots
◻ Hat, gloves, scarf, warm socks, winter coat
◻ Toiletries – no makeup
◻ Reusable water bottle
◻ Rosary and Bible + Journal
Do Not Pack
◻ Electronic equipment - phones
◻ Food and drink – including candy/gum
Just in case you haven't seen the photos lately:
Good morning, Just sending out a reminder email that Ash Wednesday Mass with be at North Campus, at Glen Cary at 8:00 a.m. Its so easy to get on autopilot!
Blessings on your Tuesday!
Sent home with your adolescent was a liability waiver from Wolf Ridge, a packing list, as well as information from the camp regarding bed bug prevention. Please be sure to read and sign the liability and let me know of any questions as we prepare for our Spring Trip!