Apr 25th, 2012
LAKE WALES – Bok Academy students are spending three days (April 25-27) in teacher-led workshops that combine creativity with learning.
The 20 workshops cover a wide range of topics from “Outdoor Adventures” combining kayaking with science exploration; to “Pop Culture” exploring cultural icons using music, tv and movies; to “Mad Scientist” experiments.
PHOTO #1: Apron-clad participants in “How to Boil Water & Other Culinary Secrets” include (l-r) Brittney Kelemen, Madeleine Spivey, Destiny Hall, Maiah Walker, Jordan Miller, Kaniya Kendrick, and teacher Lindsay Woods. Woods was teaching the workshop with teacher Mike Richards.
PHOTO #2: Making paper beads, which will eventually become a bracelet, in the “Pinterest” workshop led by teacher Jennifer Lambeth. Students also learned about one of the hottest social websites in the world, combining technology with crafting.
PHOTO #3: Teacher Sarah McGathey (far right) led the “Wii Competition” workshop. Students learned about good sportsmanship and competition before competing in virtual bowling, tennis and golf tournaments.
PHOTO #4: Teacher Mark Kemler’s workshop – “Heros, An Epic Adventure” – was old-school gaming. No video controllers, no computers, no keyboards. Students used their imaginations, critical-thinking skills, pencils and paper, and dice to move the game along. “It’s hard, but it’s fun!” said one student.
PHOTO #5: “Meal Fit For A Knight” looked and smelled pretty good, as students prepared their own lunch. Teacher Chandra Johnson worked with this group of Bok Knights on meal planning, measurements and preparation.
PHOTO #6: Students create topiary “Flowering Pots” using fabric and paint, under the guidance of teacher Cindy Tonjes.
PHOTO #7: Teacher Katherine Lamar’s workshop “Secrets of the Renaissance” included an art history lesson in sketching and portrait drawing.
PHOTO #8 & #9: Teacher Pam Smith organized several activities to expand students’ knowledge of the popular book “A Land Remembered.” Students learned about cattle roping and branding in a practice area on the Bok Green; other students learned about typical Florida Cracker buildings and then built their own models.