Marin Horizon Summer Camp is offered June 20th-July 28th. This summer's weeklong themes include Mighty Explorers, Rainbow Bonanza, Mad Scientists, Dots and Circles, Little Chefs, and Imagination Station. Registration is open!
Our 1960s Peace and Love version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, is one of his most beloved comedies, entwining several characters around the theme of Love. Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the famous trickster fairy accidentally make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. Chaos and hilarity ensue as the four run through the forest pursuing each other, while Puck also helps his master King of the Fairies, play a trick on the fairy queen and have her fall in love with a man transformed into a Donkey! In the end, Puck and the Fairy King decide to reverse the magic on everyone, and help all the couples to end up happy and in love. All this happens whilst a bunch of ridiculous actors in a troupe prepare to perform a classic love play for a wedding, only to show that they are amateurs and completely overdramatic, hilarious actors. In the end Love rules all!
Marin Horizon Kindergarten Teacher and Literacy Specialist, Moriah Geller, recently published a very interesting article on the Goyen Foundation blog about literacy instruction at Marin Horizon, from Toddlers through our adult learners.
“I think we’re getting smarter!” declares an enthusiastic kindergartner after impressing himself with his participation during phonemic awareness “word games.” Students notice that breaking words apart into sounds - such as cat into /c/ /a/ /t/ - feels easier than it had in the beginning of the school year. From a different spot in the same classroom, other students are excitedly noticing all of the parts of the day’s schedule that contain newly-introduced digraphs: “math!” “Spanish!” “lunch!” There are few things more exciting than being five or six years old and noticing that the words that surround you use a code that you are learning to break." Read the full article here!