2 NIGHTS from now, on Tuesday February 2 at 6:30pm at the Staunton Public Library, Ms. Anne Hopestill Paulus of Grimmcrackery, will lead an interactive presentation called, Flights of Fancy: Encouraging kids towards their own creativity.
This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about why creativity is so important and how adults can encourage it in their children and students. This would also be an ideal professional development experience for teachers in training while providing invaluable tools and strategies for public school and homeschooling parents.
Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring: Rain/snow gear and a full change of clothes for your children. It will most likely be a drizzly day and there will be a non-stroller friendly outdoor component to the field trip.
Location, GPS and Driving Directions:
GPS Instructions: IMPORTANT NOTE to our guests using GPS: We recommend routes that use Rt 151 in Nelson County. If your GPS instructs you to take the Blue Ridge Parkway; please check alternate routes using the driving directions below. The Parkway is not recommended during inclement weather including fog, snow or ice and is frequently closed in the winter.
Address: "39 Mountain Inn Loop, Roseland, VA" which will take you to the Front Desk and the Mountain Inn.
Coordinates: X:37.914189, Y:-78.943806
From Areas North and Northeast
Follow Rt. 29 south to I-64 west to Exit 107 (Crozet, Route 250). Turn left at the bottom of the exit. Take Route 250 west to Route 151 south, turn left. Follow Route 151 south to Route 664, 14.2 miles. Turn right onto Route 664 and Wintergreen is 4.5 miles ahead.
From Areas West, Northwest and Southwest
Take I-81 to I-64 east to exit 99 (Route 250). Take Route 250 east to Route 151 south to Route 664, 14.2 miles. Turn right and Wintergreen is 4.5 miles ahead on Route 664.
From Areas South
Take Route 29 north to Route 151 north, turn left. Follow Route 151 for 21 miles to
Route 664. Turn left and Wintergreen is 4.5 miles ahead on Route 664. From the Blue Ridge Parkway Take Reeds Gap exit (Between milepost 13 and 14) on Route 664 and go east one mile to the Wintergreen entrance.
Even when snow is piled high, our roads are CLEAR. Our experienced road-clearing crew gets the roads in top shape early after a snowfall. For your convenience when traveling during the winter, please refer to the Virginia Department of Transportation ( http://www.virginiadot.org/travel) for Virginia road conditions.
Parking:Park in the Trillium Lot. There is additional parking near the post office across the street.
Time: 9:15am –Arrive at the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen. Please allow enough time to use the restroom prior to the field trip.
11:30 pm – Field trip Concludes
LUNCH: Pack a lunch and eat at the Trillium House or eat at one of Wintergreen’s four restaurants.
Time: 1:15pm – Arrive at The Plunge at Wintergreen Resort. Please allow adequate time to get lost, use the restroom, and dress in rain/snow attire.
3:00pm – Field Trip concludes.
Class Topics for the Week of February 1-5:
The following is a list of the fantastic classes that will be held this week and their engaging activities!
Makers!: Mini bow and arrows
Rockin’ Mad Science: Volcanoes! Make a paper mache volcano.
Medieval Combat: Indoor Workshop. Basic tutorial of shield construction. Students encouraged to completed their shield before the next class complete with their personal heraldry. Students to finalize persona at this stage.
¡A Jugar en Espanol!: Topic -- Food nouns
Activities -- Add to mural project (Market Scene), Label Race
Bratz Doll Remake: Students will research the hero/ine’s clothing, geography, and architecture, and add detail to the storyboard.
Nerf Wars: Play different strategy games!
Wild Animals of the World: Platypuses! Discuss the unique characteristics of platypuses and watch the Wild Kratts episode. Our activity will be a game of blindfolding and using our other senses to locate fake crayfish.
Wednesday: Field trips!
Flip This Apartment: Work on the kitchen, backsplash, and countertops!
Tabletop Games: Possibly the most popular and widely played type of tabletop game. We will look at the popularity, the depth and variety of the modern card game, including the ever so popular and groundbreaking Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon, as well as some more obscure games...
Woodworking: Crate book holder!
Mixed Media Art: Continue paper mache unit
Flippin’ Gymnastics: Individual students continue working on their specific level.
Music and Movement: 8:30 (youngers) - Round and round the old oak tree! Who lives in an oak tree?
9:00 (olders) - Round and round, Old Joe Clark
Ballet: Can you jump?
Decorating with Icing: Piping flowers
Nerf Wars: Play different strategy games!
Animation Comics: A continuation of last week. We will further develop our characters, storyline and animation style. If we are satisfied with our comic after critiquing it we will post it on line
Raw Learning Valentine’s Party and Open House
11-2 Friday, February 12th
Valentine’s exchange, cookie decorating, candy hunting, and so many fun games and activities!