Summer 2015

Experience summer, Steppingstone style!
Imagine a day like this . . .

7:30 a.m: Meet Steppingstone classmates at the bus stop.


8:00 a.m: Arrive at Milton Academy.

8:15 a.m: Community Time – See who won Teacher of the Week and watch Teaching Assistants perform a funny skit about the best way to ask for homework help.

8:35 a.m: Period 1, Math – Mr. Wexler teaches the class how to multiply fractions. Homework: Convert measurements in Mr. Wexler’s favorite cookie recipe.

9:25 a.m: Period 2, Science – Ms. Mirza reviews wind resistance, and the class tests its theories by racing homemade cars. Homework: Write a lab report on the experiment.

10:15 a.m: Break – Eat snack and chat with friends.

10:25 a.m: Period 3, English – Read a chapter of Tales from the Odyssey and discuss the differences between humans and Greek gods. Work on writing your own myth. Homework: Draw a Venn diagram comparing Odysseus and Zeus.

11:15 a.m: Period 4, aPlay – Ms. Ng leads a game of “noodle hockey,” which is like field hockey, except with a beach ball and foam pool noodles.

12:05 p.m: Lunch. Eat outside and play a game of soccer.

12:40 p.m: Period 5, Study Skills – Mr. Gamboa introduces the importance of time management in building strong study habits. Homework: Draft a strategy for studying for final exams. Be prepared to present to the class.

1:30 p.m.: Period 6, Writing – Ms. Finnie leads the class in a discussion comparing and contrasting two articles about women’s suffrage. Homework: Write two paragraphs about voting rights in the U.S.

2:20 p.m: Break – Play four-square and catch up with friends.

2:50 p.m: Study Hall – Ask for help on a tricky math problem and get a head start on homework. Advisors also check in to see whether everyone had a good day.

3:30: Dismissal. Steppingstone busses take Scholars home to more than 10 different neighborhoods.