Exhibition Week!

Double Down Reading Week! This week, we started with some Core Skills encouragement for the Eagles. They get double points for finishing Lexia units or No Red Ink topics! They were thrilled especially when they found out that the Eagle with the most units/topics completed will receive a special surprise on Thursday! This has helped […]

We made butter!

  We made butter! This week for quest, the Eagles got to go back in time and make butter! They had a lot of fun working in groups and taking turns shaking the jar to make butter that they shared on toast! Needlework and embroidery were a common pastime for women in Colonial America. Colonial […]

Hail to the Queen, hail to the Queen, hail to the Queen!

Hail to the Queen, hail to the Queen, hail to the Queen! Starting this session, we will be playing a game called Colonial Acton. In this game, we will imagine that Active Leadership Academy is one of King George’s colonies. Just like how the colonists living in America received Royal Proclamations from King George, the […]

2nd Annual Children’s Business Exhibition

Children’s Business Exhibition! The Eagles opened their businesses to the public crowd on Thursday night! They are now reflecting on feedback that was given by hundreds of participants as well as analyzing their profit and loss. Thank you everyone who came and supported these young Entrepreneurs on their hero’s journey! Self Evaluation and 360 Reviews! […]

“You can trust me!”

Trust Walk At Active Leadership Academy, we rely on each other for information or feedback about whether we are on or off-course. We are all on our own Hero’s Journey, but we share a space, and we make promises TOGETHER in the contract; promises like “I will try my hardest to achieve all of my […]

Why aren’t you helping us clean??

Lunch Reset The Eagles have noticed that, during lunch, people were not cleaning and waiting for others to clean to go to free time. They were very frustrated and made an announcement about it. We made up some guardrails together to help better lunch time for them. At Active, lunch is a special, independent part […]

We never give up!

Our 2nd Year, Session 2, Week 2 Iowa Testing! We started out the week with the Iowa testing! Twice a year, Active Leadership Academy takes the Iowa standardized test. While it’s not a principal measure of growth here, it’s helpful to see the long-term growth of Eagles over multiple years. Standardized tests fail to measure […]

The Start of Something New

Our 2nd Year, Session 2, Week 1   Build-a-Business Quest In quest time, from here forward, the Eagles and their teammates are co-owners of their own company: a lemonade and snack stand. Over the course of the next five weeks, they will complete challenges that will help you to understand the works of  entrepreneurship, business, […]

Exhibition Day!

Our 2nd Year, Session 1, Week 5   Excited and Nervous! The Eagles expressed to one another how anxious they felt about the exhibition and some even asked the returning Eagles advice on how to help with it. They set high goals and standards for themselves and each other with their upcoming performance! Eagles have […]

Planning for Exhibition!

Exhibition of Learning! This is where the community will come together to see what they’ve learned. Each session there will be a different exhibition, so that by the end of the year, the parents will have seen many different aspects of their learning. This session’s exhibition is a Tools and Systems Exhibition where they get […]