Nardin Today Spring 2016 - page 5

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NardinToday
Spring2016
community
q&a
>>
In each issue, members of the
Nardin community will share their
thoughts on the publication's theme.
QUESTION:
What's oneway you
were creative or collaborative
this year?
Karen Adelsberger House '04
Alumna
"As a music therapist for kids with special needs,
I am constantly collaborating with Speech,
Occupational, and Physical Therapists. While my
students and I are simply “having fun” playing
instruments or singing together, I am actually
designing and providing specific interventions to
address their goals for these related therapies."
Savana Castelli '18
High school sophomore
"The Slinky physics lab was very creative and
collaborative! We worked together in our lab
groups to demonstrate the motion of a wave and to
demonstrate different types of waves. As a group,
we had to come up with a way to figure out if two
wave pulses, coming from different sides, pass
through each other or just bounce back. Each group
came up with a different way and together figured
out that they do pass through!"
Luke Bihary
Elementary seventh grader
“I play basketball, lacrosse, and soccer, and my
teams work together everyday. We have each
other’s backs, because one man can’t do the job
alone.”
Audrey Maskell
Montessori early childhood program
"On Earth Day we all dug holes and planted
strawberries withMiss C."
TomMichals
High school faculty
"Assistant Principal Kara Schwabel and I developed
a creativity professional development workshop
and were excited about the response we received
from the three faculties. We believe that every
Nardin educator utilizes creativity in their teaching,
and we hope to provide additional ways that this
creativity can be enhanced and maximized."
FortheLoveofLearning
TheNardinTales
Withall that is currentlyhappening
atNardin, andwith the stories that
arehighlighted in this issue, the
themesof creativityandcollaboration
naturallyemerged. Studentsat every
level of theAcademyareexposed to
andbenefit fromunique, cooperative
coursework.
Mrs. Lorence’sninthperiodAPEnglish
Languageclass isone suchexample.
Thispastwinter, studentswere
assigned towork ingroupsandwritea
modernversionofGeoffreyChaucer’s
moral stories from
TheCanterbury
Tales
.The resultwas so impressive that
thecollectionwaspublishedas
The
NardinTales
andwasdistributed to
eachmemberof theclass.
Thegirlsalso formedan independent
bookclub, to spend time reading for
pleasure, aside from thedemanding
syllabus. Each studentpresented
a favorite
book, and the
groupheld
anexchange,
so that they
couldall read
abook that
wasoutsideof
theirnormal
tastesand
comfort
zones.
“Everyone's favoritebooks
somehow represented them,”said
AbbiDelmonte.“Itwas intriguing to
discoverhoweachpersonwho read
thebookgot somethingdifferent from
it and shared that experiencewith
us. Itwasaniceway to learnabout
newgenresandbookswewouldn't
normallypickup to read, aswell as it
beinga funway to learn something
newaboutour classmates.”
TheNardinTales isavailable in the
KoesslerFamilyLibraryMediaCenter.
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Written and Illustratedby theNardinAcademy
Juniors inPeriod 9
APEnglishLanguage andComposition
2015-2016
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