Mosaic Intentionally Prepares for Intellectual and Professional Engagement
Over the last three days, students at The Mosaic School
participated in their first Town Hall, attended seminar
previews, got a glimpse of what their academic classes will
be like, and spent more time together with their advisory
building community through multiple activities and
discussions. The first Town Hall allowed students to meet
each other, share out a movement that represented their
advisory group, and share goals that they had for how Town
Hall should be run this year. Town Hall is a whole school
gathering that happens every Wednesday in an effort to build
community, share out important information, enhance student
leadership, and discuss community issues.
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Mosaic Develops Habits of Professionalism at Camp Anokijig
Today our students and advisors loaded up the busses and
headed out to Camp Anokijig for a day full of activities
that tested our ability to collaborate and communicate
effectively to work toward a goal in an outdoor setting.
Throughout the day, groups consisting of two advisories each
completed three different activities which all had different
goals. A student favorite was the voyager canoe, which
allowed an entire advisory to get into the canoe together
and navigate around the lake. Mr. Fredrichsen’s advisory
collaborated by singing a song as a group which allowed them
to row in rhythm. Other groups identified roles, noticing
that once they had a leader it was much easier to row
together and move the canoe effectively. While reflecting on
this activity, Mr. Laborde and Miss Kooistra’s advisees
identified that in order to be successful as a group they
needed to listen to each student’s ideas, put forth
maximum effort, focus on the task at hand, encourage each
other, and take on leadership opportunities when
appropriate. Students then tried to improve at each of these
aspects throughout the rest of the day.
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Mosaic Community, Service, Learning
What is service learning? Today Mosaic students had the
opportunity to go out into the Sheboygan community as they
learned valuable skills throughout a day filled with
providing service to different organizations. Each grade
level went to a different location and fulfilled needs that
we identified within the community outside of our school.
Our sixth graders had the opportunity to go to the Sheboygan
area surrounding the UW Sheboygan and pull weeds as they
learned a little about invasive species. Seventh grade
students went to Nourish[http://www.nourishfarms.org/], a
non profit organization in Sheboygan County, and helped
harvest within the nourish garden as well as learn about the
services of the Nourish organization. Eighth grade students
headed over to the Habitat
Restore[http://www.habitatlakeside.com/] building to provide
extra hands in organization, taking care of the lot, and
helping stock donated items.
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