This week, we will be learning about forces and motion! The learners will be making simple machines including pulleys and levers. Learners will be able to create different ramps to test different objects to see how things move. They’ll work collaboratively to test the the speed of items when pushing or pulling. Observations will be made of how speed changes with different forces and motions. We will also be using our trees to discover how levers work.
TK/K’s nature table will be centered around bees! We will be learning the important role that bees play in life. We will be doing a variety of activities to learn about bees and pollen. Learners will have the opportunity to taste test honey. Different art activities centered around bees will be around our yard for the week as well. Learners will learn the importance of pollen and will be able to spread “pollen” around our yard as an activity. We will also be planting some new plants in our yard.
Our first-grade learners are collaborating and participating in activities that form a thriving community. Through hands-on sensory play, art, and mud, they are working together focusing on communication, imagination and exploration. They will then use these skills to develop and build an outdoor community. Learners have been given different community roles and are learning about trading and bartering. The different roles include builder, cashier, buyer, and collector. Learners are discovering that each role is vital so that their community can thrive. They will continue this next week. This is connected to their classroom Driving Question: “How can I design a new community by identifying the best elements of our community?”
Second grade is continuing to learn and explore through play in our outdoor classroom. Building has become a popular activity. Learners work together to take large wood blocks from a shed to a designated construction zone. Learners build whatever their imagination comes up with. Due to an increasing interest in our science center, we will be doing some exploding experiments next week! We will see how different fruits react with baking soda and vinegar.
Our 3rd and 4th grade class will be experimenting next week! As both grades are focusing on geology, we will be creating our own rocks! 3rd and 4th grade will be able to watch their crystals form as they make rock candy! Learners will make observations on how their crystals form. The week after (May 30th) we will be taking a walk to Vasquez Rocks, where we will join an expert hiker! On our hike in Vasquez Rocks, learners will be exposed to the geology around the park. Learners should wear appropriate walking attire (tennis shoes, comfortable clothes) and pack some extra water!
Busy like a bee! We launched a mini outdoor classroom lesson, where we are learning about the importance of bee and pollination. Learners are placed in groups, where they are building a LEGO robot (yes, it moves!) and creating animation in our exploratorium! After finishing our exploratorium work, we will take our lesson outside, where we will study more about bees and pollination. This is an important lesson for the success and understanding of our garden.\
Dear iLEAD Agua Dulce families, We hope you will join us on September 24 for our first monthly Parent University! This month we are diving deeper into our two PBLs: project-based learning and play-based learning. We will be giving out some great information that will help you understand our program better. Project-based learning brings forth
iLEAD Agua Dulce embraces the whole child, focusing on both social-emotional and academic skills. After our beginning-of-the-year assessments and in lieu of the traditional parent-teacher conference, the learners, facilitators, and parents/guardians collaborate annually to create an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). ILPs help to guide instruction and social-emotional aspects for each learner. Everyone works together to
We are providing breakfast to all children up to 18 years of age at no charge. You do not need to be an enrolled learner in order to receive free meals. Each child will receive one grab-and-go breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 1 PM except on school holidays. On Mondays, we will hand out