We want to make sure that all of you are receiving your Weekly Update from your child’s facilitator. These updates keep you informed of what is taking place in the classroom and with the project. It also has a Home/School Connections portion of activities that you can do to support your child’s academics at home.
iLEAD understands that packets of rote homework to complete can not only cause stress for the learners and their families, but serves little to no educational value. However, we do believe that practice at home is still essential for optimum learning. Our “homework” just looks different. We value family time and the need for children to decompress after a full day at school. We also want our learners to have the time and opportunity to pursue their own unique interests. Therefore, work that is sent home will be meaningful, engaging, and relevant. This includes reading each night and practicing on Prodigy or Khan Academy for math. The online math practice automatically sends data to the facilitator so they can support or further challenge where needed.
The facilitators will also send home practice that relates to the project and provide opportunities for the learners to delve deeper into the process of the project. You will also receive a grid of optional activities for your child to complete at home that will further enhance core subjects.
In addition to Home/School Connections, our facilitators email Table Talks. Table Talks are 2-3 prompts related to what your child is learning at school. We hope that these prompts will help to create rich discussions around the dinner table. If you ever have any questions, please reach out to your child’s facilitator, the office, or me. We are always here to support.
Our first TK-6th grade project launches this week. As project-based learning is about the process of learning and not just the end product, we are excited to see deeper thinking taking place. It has been a tradition at iLEAD Agua Dulce to have the same big-picture theme for the first project. Having this commonality among
Dear Families, One of the requirements for our first project is for all of our learners to design and create their own toy. Our hope is to provide “project boxes” filled with loose parts for all our learners to use for their toy creation. Loose parts inspire imaginations and spark creativity on children’s own terms
In our approach to education at iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School, we emphasize methods that foster learners’ social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning is the process through which learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, and establish and maintain positive relationships to make responsible decisions. We believe it’s