Despite some delays due to remodeling, the DCS staff agreed that this may have been the most smooth first week of a school year yet at DCS! The building has been very busy, with lots of families coming in for meetings, to preview and borrow curriculum materials, and to start onsite classes. Our (optional) classes this term are phenomenal – we were able to get Rock Clibming on the schedule at the last minute, add two more sessions of swimming lessons, and have some super cool onsite options like Chess, Cryptology, Seuss-ucation, Debate, Songwriting, Rock Music & Politics, several Physics classes, a Food Pod money, math and management series, and lots of great art offerings, among many others. We are also loving the friendships and interactions among all the students in classes and during our lunch and recess periods. Families are also hearing good things from their kids – When one grandmother asked “so, are all your classes good this term?” Her granddaughter said “No, they’re not all good. They’re all GREAT!”
We are looking forward to our upcoming field trips like our forest walk, pumpkin patch visit, Evergreen Aviation Museum, Oregon Historical Society, and the Gilbert House, plus class trips to the fire station, arboretum, food truck, and others. We are so lucky to be able to provide all of these learning opportunities to our home learners! Every class and field trip is an opportunity to spark their curiosity and get them interested in learning more later on.