"The Sage School – WEEKLY SCHEDULE SPECIFICS"
The Sage School – WEEKLY SCHEDULE SPECIFICS Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 8:15 – 9:05 Wellness – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the wellness activity is integrated into the Project. In small teams, students spend an hour walking specific streets locating fruit tree in and around Hailey. Tuesday and Thursday, Valerie Skonie works on meditation exercises, mental alertness, and focused awareness. 9:05 – 10:25 Project – The Project is to census and map all of the fruit trees in Hailey. Students work with interested experts (surveyors, Project – Students establish a rough draft of architects, gardeners) to map the type and location of fruit trees. This work is integrated into biology (botany and ecology), History fruit tree locations and set up a database for (settlement patterns in the valley and cultural diversity through fruit trees), math (tree trigonometry and geometry, fruit tree contacts. Students determine work schedule economics), and English (students read excerpts from Oranges by John McPhee and The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan). for the following week. (9:30 – 10:15) 10:25 – 10:55 Focused Academic Skills Time – The focus of this half an hour block will be math and mathematical thinking. Students will work FAST Applied Math – Students determine on building skills with math content, and also develop the patterns of learning and thought necessary for becoming excellent critical how Mount Everest was mapped in the Great thinkers. Student work is self-paced, but guided and tracked Monday through Thursday. Friday is set aside for collaborative Trigonometric Survey of India. (10:15 – 10:45) problem solving, applying mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning. Current Events – Students focus on environmentally related news stories. (10:45 – 11:30) 10:55 – 11:25 Reading – Students are reading everything from Harry Potter to The Hunger Wars to How We Decide to the latest issues of Powder and Lunch Out or Brown Bag – The students Outside magazines. choose to eat lunch at KB’s. The weekly budgets for each Lunch Prep Team are reviewed, as are the various meals. Students Lunch Prep – The lunch prep teams learn how to make sourdough bread, and are in a competition to see who can provide the most decide which group provided the best meal, nutritious lunch, for the least amount of money. and then plan for the coming week’s meal theme. 11:25 – 12:00 Lunch – Related to the historical studies surrounding fruit trees, student teams have decided the week’s meals will be based on those of the early homesteaders and miners. 12:00 – 12:20 Wellness – Afternoon wellness is designed to be short and physical. Students play quick games of ultimate, hacky sac, and Chinese Ball Tag (a game they invented). 12:20 – 1:20 FAST – The Academic time this week is dedicated to those topics Community Action Block – FAST – Students work on Personal Enrichment – After a week of not specifically covered in the Project: language and art. The Project The focus of the Project is to self-paced language skills working on topics and projects related to the is used as a natural means of contextualizing the information. use a natural resource and art. mission and the academic focus of the school, Students work on the Spanish of food, fruit and neighborhoods, and (neighborhood fruit trees) to students have a two and a quarter hour create artwork (paintings, photographs, etc.) based on food. provide perishable food for window to develop and pursue ideas of their people who are food own. This time is self-directed and self-paced. insecure. The Community However, it is also monitored, mentored and 1:20 – 2:20 Project – Students identify and profile as many trees as possible- Outreach Block this week is Project – Students develop facilitated as much as possible. For example, a what kinds of trees, number, who owns them, and when they fruit. dedicated to working with an action plan for harvesting student working on fireworks is put in touch The Hunger Coalition and and distributing fruit. with the man in charge of the Ice Show volunteering in their fireworks to learn more about timing and warehouse. display techniques. Ideally, these projects will 2:20 – 2:40 Weekly Reflection – Students Writing and Reflection – Writing and Reflection – be guided to consider the mission and the assess their performance and ideas Students record their Students record their vision of the school. over the last week. thoughts, ideas and thoughts, ideas and observations. observations. 2:40 – 3:00 Clean Up – Students spend the final minutes of the day cleaning up their individual and group work areas and preparing for the next day.