“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Every year, The Wide school hosts an annual Fall Festival. Every class is included in the festivities! The younger children explore pumpkins - inside and out, cook and create with Fall-type items, and create artwork to be displayed during the Fall Festival. Children in the Pre-Kindergarten class are challenged to create a costume to wear based off of their knowledge of a subject that the class is studying. This is an excellent opportunity to use academic and developmental skills to allow their imagination to come to life! The elementary and middle school students use the festival as an opportunity to educate their community by creating a theater presentation about their major project work. The children design and make costumes, work with Think Tank sound engineer, Hiram Trevino, to create an audio representation of their knowledge, make props, develop a play, and much more! The process of creating the Fall Festival is steeped with creativity, team work, and the application of various skills and knowledge. The Fall Festival is also an excellent opportunity to allow parents and the community to see the children exhibit their knowledge and ideas.