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healthy hearts

Each child is loved for who they are at Adventure Academy.  Each child is valued for their uniqueness and encouraged to share their gifts, talents and creativity with each other.  Each child comes from a different family dynamic, with different

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Winter Sounds Like

The kids at Adventure Academy used their senses all month long and discovered “Sights and Sounds of Winter,” using the Mother Goose Time curriculum! Here’s a short video of some of the fun we had with the sounds of music: Discussing music

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Over the river and through the woods

Some of our ADVENTURES this week: The last couple weeks have been LOUD at Adventure Academy.  Transportation theme lessons have led to a center filled with kids honking and beeping.  Not always music to my ears, but the sounds of happy children

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Transportation Station

HONK HONK rattle rattle CRASH beep beep … This song among others is stuck in my head as we drive full speed into the middle of a month learning about transportation.  This week Adventure Academy has been busy using “On the Road”

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Beyond the orchard

  There are lots of resources for helping children through transitions, which is great because times of change are often times of chaos for little ones.  Learning to handle times of change is an important piece of the developmental puzzle.  During

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me, my friends and our feelings

  Tis the season for back 2 school subjects, study skills and test taking.  In believing that these academic achievements mean nothing without a love of learning, Mi Families went inside classrooms to ask students what makes them like school.  The number

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Sunrise or Sunset

“I know our fun in the sun ends with back to school,” was the answer a child gave to “what is Labor Day”.  Labor day is the holiday to honor the labor / union movements.  It’s a day to celebrate

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Stories and Soup

A curious student learns more than a student who only wants good grades. This is why I develop lesson plans for increasing curiosity, before worrying about increasing test scores. The key to curiosity is open exploration and adventure.  Sometimes Adventure Academy can’t

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Teachable Moments

“We can’t both be the teacher,” one of my boys said to the other. “Sure we can, we’ll just have the stuffed animals be the kids.  They’ll listen good, because they can’t talk.” Click arrow above to see our school

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Happy Hearts

Last month our team worked hard encouraging others to be their own Valentine. That’s how I realized I needed to practice what I preached. But what practice would make my heart happiest? A year ago I was working just as hard, yet

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