How can we be more creative? Here in Creative Writing, we have been crafting and questing to build cardboard creations of the highest caliber. The Creativity Project, also known as "Neon Galaxy Pogo Sticks Cascading into a Kaleidoscope Airplane," is all about exploring what it means to be creative, generating as many unique, practical, and flexible ideas as possible and stretching our imaginative minds in a number of ways, including building and writing. This experimentation resulted in lots of cardboard tinkering and lots of notebook scribbling, and it culminated with pages and pages of ideas in our Creativity Notebooks (which we will pull from to write poems, stories, memoirs, and novels) AND our participation in the second annual Cardboard Challenge at LVCP on October 3, during a school-wide extended lunchtime. Students built a helmet, a series of masks, a full-size cat, a minecraft character, a train, a globe that doubled as a hat, Literary Monopoly, a large scale checkerboard, and other manifestations of the visionary mind within.
Take a look!