Let's Reflect! In the beginning of this quest, the Eagles have conducted various plant-science experiments. Since then, they have raised butterflies, built a garden, and planted seeds. They had time to think about what interests them when it comes to gardening and plant science as a whole. The Eagles spend the day reflecting on what
While riding to school yesterday my 6 year old son told me about an injustice that occurred. At our school they are responsible for chickens and split the eggs evenly every Friday. Apparently one of the Eagle's doesn’t actually eat the eggs and just wastes them. This was really bothering him. For a brief instant
The Butterflies are here! Our studio got caterpillars for the Gardening Quest this year! We have been watching them carefully and learning about the stages of a butterfly. In order to take care of the caterpillars, they needed to do research. So they partnered up and did research on the different stages to present it
Iowa Testing! We started out the week with the Iowa testing! Standardized tests fail to measure what we care the most about: grit, perseverance, warmheartedness, tough-mindedness and the attributes of self-management and self-governance that make our studios hum with energy and learning. While we aren’t fans of standardized tests, it’s still reassuring to see how
Our 1st Year, Session 7, Week 2 What's in a Seed? In order for the incredible process of seed transformation to take place, a seed needs just the right environment, support, and maintenance to grow. What about you? What is most important for you to grow: Environment, meaning the right space? Support, meaning the
Our 1st Year, Session 7, Week 1 A very exciting week for the Eagles! With the planning and preparation for the exhibition at the end of the week - the Eagles can't wait to showcase to their parents what they learned this session! Little Eagles have been reading their letter to the Easter Bunny
Our 1st Year, Session 6, Week 6 Who let the chickens out? The Eagles have been waiting patiently for the chickens to arrive. They have been prepping by reading books about chickens, watching videos, and setting up the coop! With this new opportunity of having chickens, the Eagles will learn about: The Chicken Life
Our 1st Year, Session 6, Week 5 Musical Projects! This week in MakerSpace the Eagles explored the wonders of music! They built instruments that could play a tune in different pitches. The learners even got interested in the guitar, so they looked up the chords and videos to try to play a song.
Our 1st Year, Session 6, Week 4 Signing Ceremony! Last Friday, the Eagles organized a ceremony at the end of the day for Anthony to sign the contract. The Eagles thought the best way to see if he was ready to sign was to have him recite the rules and give examples for each one!
Our 1st Year, Session 6, Week 3 Who is Sherlock Holmes? This week we dove deep into the art of deduction for our Detective Quest. The Eagles were shown a world class example of a detective, "Sherlock Holmes." The Eagles were intrigued by his sharp mind and felt motivated to solve the crime! Through