Latin, Shakespeare and Modern Art by Townes

“The gifts that one receives for giving
are so immeasurable that it is almost
an injustice to accept them.”
– Rod McKuen

We are off and running and have experienced our best beginning of a school year ever.

Latin classes begin at age 3

Latin classes begin at age 3 for Farah & Kylee as Professor Lacey delights in teaching them. Also pictured are Kylie and her brother Bailey.

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Kylie helps to feed our wild feathered types, but it’s a stretch!

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Townes recruits almost ever pencil in school, as he constructs what I call the tower of babbling (he never stopped talking about it).

Our youngest scholars, Farah and Kylee, age 3, begin their second week of instruction in Latin with a favorite teacher, Mr. Lacey, who is a Princeton University graduate and Fellow in Literature at The Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization.

Alexander, Natalie and Derek are Magic winners

Natalie, Derek and Alex are recent winners of the Mensa card game – Magic the Gathering. Alexander, instructor, who teaches higher level thinking skills games & activities to our students, in addition to Computer Technology, Autodidacticism (self-directed learning) and History, and Derek Cook, won a local Magic tournament this summer. Natalie Raulerson (pictured left) has also won several tournaments recently.

Our plan for FRIDAY, September 20, 2013, is to REVIEW 5 SHAKESPEARE PLAYS and prepare our students to vote and select one for performance in the Spring.

This process allows for a truly wonderful learning experience in the in-depth study of five Shakespeare plays. And it empowers our students, as they assist with feasibility assessments with regard to casting a particular play, costuming needs, set requirements, etc. There are many considerations to be made when selecting a work to perform live on stage. And we want our children involved in all aspects of planning and execution of the production. And, by the way, many of our parents enjoy making period costumes for the play.

All students will meet at the school for the presentation of the nominated plays on FRIDAY morning at 9:00 a.m. We will spend the entire day, together with several more days to come, getting introduced to William Shakespeare and five of his plays that we have not previously performed on stage.

In the Spring of 2013, our school produced, under the direction of George X Rodriguez, Shakespeare’s, “The Tempest.” This followed wonderful reviews of his direction of Othello and Henry V.  Other past Anderson School community theater productions have included: Hamlet, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Richard III.

Several of our Shakespeare performances may be viewed on our website and you can also see interviews from parents and the cast. Click here to view our past performances.

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called the “Bard of Avon”.

His works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and other verses. His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than any other.”
William Shakespeare In Wikipedia, from http://en.wikipedia.org

PICKUP on Friday will be at the school at 3:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES
Oct. 14       Columbus Day Holiday
Oct. 25       Fossilmania in Glenrose
Nov. 25-29 Thanksgiving/Fall Break
Dec. 5-6     Texas Assn. for the Gifted & Talented Conference (No school)
Dec. 20       Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 23 – Jan. 7 Winter Break Holidays

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