This week we enjoyed movement, math, and mysteries. And much more!
Sensei Jo from Harmony By Karate returned to Pono this week and guided the older children in balance, kicking, and holding different positions. Harmony By Karate emphasizes natural movements and Jo is a gentle, patient practitioner of this martial art.
Birds of prey, kite making, creative movement...discovery really took flight this week at Pono!
Bill Flynn, the director of animal care at New Canaan Nature Center, brought three beautiful birds of prey to Pono this week. We met Socrates, a great horned owl; Topper, an American kestrel; and Keera, a red-tailed hawk. It was thrilling to learn about these birds up close!
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Hairstylist Noemi Cipri from Astor Place Hairstylists visited Pono and discussed her career path. She told how she left a successful job as a simultaneous Italian/German interpreter to pursue her dream of becoming a stylist.
Zoë taught this week's student-led lesson about Lyuba, a nearly intact baby woolly mammoth mummy discovered by a reindeer herder in Siberia. She explained how scientists used a CT scanner and other tools to study Lyuba and discussed what they learned. She asked a provocative question, "Will mammoths live again?" and talked about cloning mammoth DNA.
The daffodils we planted in Marcus Garvey Park last fall are in bloom, and so is Pono's spring term!
Aziza, the founder of the Def Dance Jam Workshop, taught the older children the alphabet and various words in American Sign Language. She engaged the children through songs and movement and got the children signing!