Taste of the Apple: The Mackintosh Experience

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Mackintosh Academy

7018 South Prince Street

Littleton, CO 80120

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Experience Mackintosh Academy’s inquiry-based learning in this unique, award-winning event!

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Try your hand at Shakespearean acting!

Design a structure that can withstand an earthquake!

Create artwork that incorporates mathematical principles!


Be a kid again! Seize this unique opportunity to experience Mackintosh Academy’s integrative, inquiry-based learning as you take on the role of a student in the classroom. Mackintosh’s one-of-a-kind, award-winning event will only take place one time this year! Reserve your spot now. Find out what learning is like in your child’s classroom, take a sneak peek at next year’s class, or simply experience the wonder of Mackintosh for the first time.

This event is open to current and prospective parents. Grandparents who will be attending the Grand Event on November 22nd are also welcome! Attend classes together or sign up individually to enjoy the full range of experiences.

Parking is available on campus and overflow parking will be provided at St. Mary’s of Littleton, a few short blocks north on Prince Street. Shuttle service will be provided.

5:45 Child care opens. Ages 3 and up (potty-trained) only.

6:00 Meet and greet in the gym - Welcome from Diane Dunne, Head of School

6:10 - 6:45 Session I

Choose from:

1. Diving into Shakespeare with Middle Years Teacher Mallory Remy and Performing Arts Teacher Kelly Kates

How do we get students comfortable with Shakespeare and aware of how accessible and humorous his scripts can be? Come join us as we "play" with the language and share some of the improvisation and translation exercises we use to start the play process with the students.

2. Redlining - Integrating Math and Social Studies to Deepen Understanding with 5th/6th grade teacher Tari St.Marie

Learn about the economic and business systems during the 1950s and 60s that converged to create the practice of redlining. Challenge yourself to find a way to move out of a redlined district into a neighborhood with more opportunity and discuss the long-term consequences of this practice.

3. Math, Art, and the Learner Profile with Curriculum Coordinator Sharon Muench

Create wonderful artwork using mathematical principles while gaining a deeper insight into the learner profile. This is a great opportunity to see the genius of the IB integrative approach to learning. Participants will leave with their own piece of mathematical art to share with their families at home. Suitable for parents of all grades.

4. Exploring our Natural World and How it Works with PreK teacher Ashley Logan and Spanish/Kindergarten Teacher Maria Cardona

Explore our natural world in a preschool adventure from our morning circle to Spanish class. We will construct theories about how the world works through playful exploration of natural materials in math, language, and Spanish integration.

6:50 - 7:30 Session II

Choose from:

1. Earth Shaking Design with Middle Years Teacher Joe Pausback

Have you ever felt the earth move under your feet? Want to participate in a middle school science design challenge that makes waves? Well you are in for a treat. Come experience design thinking in action. Participants will follow parts of the design cycle as they create structures designed to withstand earthquakes. This hands-on activity will be earth shattering!

2. Creative Writing with Perspective with 1st/2nd grade teachers Lara Pausback and Mindy Lambert

Unleash your creative writing skills! Participants in this class will be presented with compelling photographs that will inspire you to infuse your writing with voice and creativity to paint a picture for your listening audience.

3. Metaphorically Speaking - Blending Language Arts and Science with 3rd/4th grade teachers Lula Guilbert and Chandler Davis

Activating different parts of our brain helps to develop learning that lasts. Come join us to explore how to use language and art to better understand and remember scientific information. We will use metaphors and visual cues to explain the functions of the parts of a tree and you will leave with a better understanding of how interdisciplinary teaching helps make learning meaningful and lasting.

4. Dreamscapes - with Art Teacher Christy Allen

We will look at the work of Marc Chagall and create our own dreamscapes using a process called oil resist. Be prepared to relax and let your imagination run wild while experimenting with oil pastels and watercolors. This class has received rave reviews in past years!

7:30 Join us for cookies after class! Diane Dunne, Head of School; Beth Steklac, Director of Admissions; and Sharon Muench, Curriculum Coordinator will be available for questions.

7:45 Childcare closes.

Be sure to RSVP soon to get your preferred classes! Space is limited.

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7018 South Prince Street

Littleton, CO 80120

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