Challenges were completed, habitats were created, jobs were assigned, passions were pursued, and Thursday was the day the heroes pulled it all together for the exhibition. Seeing the heroes light up with excitement to answer questions for entomology and their passion was a testament to who they are as lifelong learners. They are an inspiration … Continue reading Entomology and Passion Project Exhibition
The Early Learners’ Paleontology quest and exhibition showed strong evidence that the heroes are so much more capable than what we can ever imagine. Choosing this quest on their own gave them the motivation to learn effectively in many different ways during the session. They truly immersed themselves in Paleontology, stepping into the … Continue reading Trusting the Heroes
Today we had the incredible opportunity to grow our family at Journey Academy as we celebrated Siblings Day! Siblings were given challenges throughout the morning to earn “Sibling Day Hero Bucks.” Once all six challenges were accomplished, they had the opportunity to cash them in for a treat. The siblings might be tired after a … Continue reading The Gift of Family
“I love Siblings Day!” says one of our heroes. The Early Learners have been so excited for this day to come. They have been planning on activities to do in their studio to welcome their siblings. They discussed their sibling’s favorite toys and games. They thought of ways to problem solve anticipating issues that may … Continue reading Leaders of Influence
The study is crawling with critters since the heroes created three habitats this week. There are four ant farms, four mealworm habitats, and fifty Painted Lady caterpillars awaiting a new home when the time is right. It is exciting to see the ants working together to build tunnels, mealworms awake and feeding on food, and … Continue reading Caterpillars, Mealworms, and Ants – Oh My!
Simon was very convincing when he proposed that the Early Learners could run the studio on their own. And he was right! With just a little help from Middle school heroes, the Early Learners Studio ran smoothly on the day they decided to give Ms. Elsie a day off. The middle schoolers reported witnessing the … Continue reading Self-governing Learning Community