In a time when screens dominate our attention, take a technology break and use the world around you as inspiration for creating art and writing. Spend the morning exploring the beautiful outdoors, making sketches and taking notes on what you see as you go. These inspiration explorations will be the foundation to create a work of original fiction, non-fiction, or poetry with illustrations inspired by your morning sketches. Each day will end with a Literature Cafe where the students will share their work with fellow naturalists. At the end of the week you will take home a portfolio of your own creations. Come, unplug and create.
Christopher Synnott is a seventh grade World Geography teacher at Diamond Middle School.