We have been working in our Cooking Creative Expression and have already had expert parent guests to help us with our ethnic cuisine appreciation focus. First, Diep Tran came out to teach us about Vietnamese cuisine, followed by Nancy Mansour with Arabic dishes. This week we had Claudia Perez with traditional Columbian dishes with a Cuban flair. We have two more cooking CE's before we start preparing for our Holiday Program Prep. The other Creative Expression group has worked on painting with watercolors, acrylic, sufto, and painted ornaments to potentially sell at market. They will start preparing for a display of their work at the Blakeney Campus book fair on the week of November 13th.
In education news, we wrapped up our first humanities term this past week. Native Americans First Peoples created a museum timeline, as the other humanities class and guides walked around for each presentation. Foods, weapons, migrations and oral traditions were all shared. The Indus Valley group created dramatis personas of various jobs people would have at the time and presented it to the community. They discussed the contributions in technology as well as various aspects of home life they would have experienced.
Our new humanities unit about Ancient Greece also started up last week and because of an overwhelming interest in the topic, is now the only humanities for this term. Some things we will talk about our Greek Gods, wars, foods, philosophy and art. Basically, how awesome the civilization for the time and even today!
And lastly, to end the week with community bonding and more time for Harvest Festival prep, we held our first sleepover at the AP campus last Thursday. We cooked a taco feast and breakfast for each other by each other, made lots of the goodies you may have seen or will see at this Thursday's market, as well as treats for the festival, played games and reflected by the fire. Fall flies by, and with all the holidays coming up, we are excited to see what is in store for the next couple months! Stay tuned for updates!