Our early learners are taking charge of their education. At the end of our session, they have demonstrated their ability to go on a Hero’s Journey with the courage to take on the challenges they face head-on. As our heroes reflect on what they learned from our quests ~ tribe building, entrepreneur, and Art Prize, … Continue reading Our Learner Driven Community
It has been a busy week in the Elementary/Middle Studio! On Monday, our heroes visited Art Prize and took a tour through the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Their docents provided information on the artists and the stories behind them. At the end of the day, the heroes then took a class on "Candy Art" where … Continue reading Art Prize Week
Week 5 Newsletter: September 18-22, 2017 Our heroes are developing into strong independent learners as they seek out various ways to learn and explore. They are self-motivated as they set their goals in their badge books each morning, driven not by grades or rewards, but by their own personal achievement. Their badge books also help … Continue reading Independent Learners
As the Children's Business Fair is drawing near (tomorrow already!), our heroes have been eagerly preparing themselves. On Tuesday, they took a trip to the Downtown Market to get more ideas for their businesses. At the Downtown Market, our heroes were given a behind the scenes tour of Fields and Fire Bakery, heard 2 Hero … Continue reading Week 5: The Final Showdown!
Our heroes have been training their brains all week long. They have been talking about how their behavior follows their words and their words follow their thoughts. So during discussions, they have been talking about thinking before they speak and act. They have also been encouraging each other to never give up when they try … Continue reading Training our Brains
"Ms. Brittany, What we really need is Hero Bucks...And rules." I never thought I would hear our heroes asking me for rules! However, I was surprised to hear this come up during our closing discussion on Thursday. Our heroes have talked about creating a culture of encouragement at Journey Academy, they have created a "Hero's … Continue reading Week 3 of our Hero’s Journey
Week 3: September 5-8, 2017 Our young heroes have been taking on many leadership roles in our early learners studio. During one of the discussions, each hero shared how they would like to lead others. They made promises to lead others to be kind, nice, and helpful. They often volunteer to help hand out badge … Continue reading Learning to be Leaders
After a week of building friendships and getting to know each other, our heroes are now entering into the daily routines of Core Skills and project time. They are now using computer programs for math, reading, and foreign languages, setting goals for themselves, and tracking their progress. Monday through Wednesday was intense as … Continue reading Getting into the Flow