Gryphon Gazette

Chinese Calligraphy; FOW

Allison J., Reporter

December 20, 2017

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Chinese Calligraphy- The Art of China              One of the many workshops in NSA’s Festival of Words on Dec. 8 was Chinese Calligraphy, or the “Art of China”. Students had the opportunity to practice writing c...

Lyrics And Song Writing; FOW

December 19, 2017

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Lyrics And Song Writing            In North Star Academy we have an event called the Festival of Words. During the Festival Of Words their are different workshops that students can sign up for, one of those workshops is called Lyrics...

Chancery Italic Calligraphy; FOW

Nuvya S. and Ava P.

December 19, 2017

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Chancery Italic Calligraphy           Chancery Italic Calligraphy, a Festival of Words workshop taught by Diane Wakeman, was a very enjoyable workshop. Students were taught how to write using calligraphy letters, and they ev...

Appreciating Arabic; FOW

Luke B., Reporter

December 19, 2017

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Appreciating Arabic Appreciating Arabic taught by Anna Doherty was a fun workshop in the Festival of Words. In this workshop, we got to learn about the Arabic language. You learn the Arabic alphabet, as well as how to pronounce ...

Romeo and Juliet; FOW

Andrew W., Maverick Y., and Nickan G.

December 19, 2017

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Romeo and Juliet                 “Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”, Juliet’s infamous line in the play “Romeo and Juliet.”                Romeo and Juliet is a very famous play by Wil...

American Sign Language; FOW

Martin O. and Thruston G.

December 15, 2017

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 Get a Feel for American Sign Language                                                                           For the festival of words there were a lot of choices, one was Get a Feel for American Sign Language taught by ...

A Day In The Life Of An Author; FOW

Noah F. and Alexander O.

December 13, 2017

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A Day In The Life Of An Author         Every year here at North Star Academy we set aside one day a year to celebrate and learn about a different topic of education. This year was the Festival of Words, a day where we in...

Fun With Food Poetry; FOW

Ava F. and Sophia W.

December 13, 2017

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Fun With Food Poetry The workshop, “Fun With Food Poetry” was a poetry experience with an added element: food! Taught by Beth Harrison, this workshop allowed students to taste food such as pickles, gummy worms, and blueberr...

Imagination and Empathy; FOW

Aditya G. and Daniil G.

December 13, 2017

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Imagination & Empathy Imagine & Empathy was one of the activities offered in Festival of Words.  The first things that happened in imagination and empathy was meeting the author of a book.  Then we played 3 truths and ...

Cell Phones In School; FOW

Andrew W. and Aaron W.

December 13, 2017

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Cell Phones in School In the Festival of Words, one of the workshops offered covered the issue of cell phone rules in school. The students were with Mrs. Vance and 2 other NSA parents; Staci Homrig and Julie Lanz, both of which...

Fractured Fairytales; FOW

Tyler Y., Reporter

December 13, 2017

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Fractured Fairy Tales             Fractured Fairy Tales was one of many festival of words workshops at North Star Academy. Rachel Simpson a 4th grader's mom taught this workshop. The workshop was down stairs in Ms. ...

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