The Kitchen Corporation voted to share some recipes on the school’s blog page over the next few months. Our first recipe, Apple Pizza, submitted by Alexa Moran, got tons of praise when it was made last November at school. Had there been a contest, Apple Pizza would have won best-version-of-the-apple-pie by the Kitchen Corporation. Alexa shared this yummy recipe from her grandmother. It’s a twist on the traditional apple pie recipe, easy to make with a fun name, and something people may want to try over the holidays.
As I ambled toward the Fairy Tree on a sunny fall Friday, I noticed more students than usual milling about, socially distanced, gathering twigs, acorns, flowers and other autumn loot from the lightly-forested area. It was the day of what students dubbed our first Fall Festival, replete with a Deity of Good Vibes and a well-thought-out economy using an acorn currency they call “chips”.
“What struck me was that this student was comfortable in her not-knowing. She didn’t feel compelled to justify her answer, to apologize for what she didn’t know, or any number of other possible responses. Her knowing felt both true and unencumbered. As a person who went through traditional schooling, I am very aware of how my learning is anything but unencumbered.”
Simply put, we as humans are wired to learn through play and story, two things role playing games merge perfectly together. It helps us make sense of the world and prepare for what’s next. D&D, of course, is not the only role playing game. At Fairhaven School, we see children of all ages play various role playing games throughout the day.