Wintermission Blasts into the Blogosphere!Posted: February 23, 2012
What a great journey in words and images we’ve created in our Wintermission blog. Everyone was busy traveling to New York for an encounter with Broadway and a chance meeting with Donald Trump, or to D.C., or to a local farm, or a National Historic Site, or a South American Restaurant, and, of course, to museums that give in depth coverage to The News, American Indians, the Holocaust, and the broad sweep of art history. Each day, on campus, our Generation Bake Shops produced delectable cakes and goodies, all of which had important family connections, our Forgotten Foxcroft class made amazing discoveries like finding out that the front door of Brick House was actually the back door when it was the manor house of Locust Lawn, and realizing why we dream and what might be revealed by what we dream. This process and experienced-based learning can be fun, but it is also sometimes stressful, sometimes frustrating, and often reveals knowledge and methods that weren’t even imagined when the “edu-train” left the station. Far more of our learning as we grow and mature happens outside of the four walls of a traditional classroom than ever happens within it. To connect our rigorous academic curriculum with some time devoted to exploring and expanding our horizons can only enrich the total experience that a girl has as she builds her own plans and passions out of the ideas and inspirations that she gains from her total Foxcroft education. This first Wintermission is over, but its influence on those who created and experienced it has just begun. Now- the planning starts for Wintermission 2013 or Take Two- Bring it on and please share your ideas with us as our faculty/student committee constructs the next episode!