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Grayson Visit Day (Grades 4-8) + Movie Screening!
April 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We hope you can join us for this wonderful opportunity to have your grade 4-8 child visit our school, meet our students and teachers, and participate in a project-based learning workshop for the day, and you can take a tour, learn more about our program, and meet Debbie Smith and Jerry Greiner for the screening of their film, The Sitting Machine!
According to IMDB: This character-driven verité documentary about children, learning and creativity, follows eight fifth graders in Rheems, Pennsylvania, as they set out to design and build chairs that can hold their own weight using only cardboard and glue. In Mrs. Smith’s enrichment class they put away textbooks and learn to question the ordinary, take risks and solve problems themselves. With no interviews or commentary over a seven-month arc, it’s a chance to observe the emerging personalities and natural drama of eight 10-year-olds. It’s a heartfelt fifth-grade experience of creativity, frustration, hilarity and triumph.
Mrs. Smith and Mr. Greiner will be working with our students in the morning to create “Standing Machines” that our students will share and discuss after the film.
We hope you can join us for this wonderful opportunity to have your grade 4-8 child visit our school, meet our students and teachers, and participate in a project-based learning workshop for the day. You will learn more about our unique academic program, take a tour of the school and see The Sitting Machine.
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Visiting student drop-off and sign-in
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parent tour
1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Movie and student presentations