Diving into the Spark Play further in this journal entry, we introduce you to the tail end of Spark Play, when everything comes together. Clean Up- The children are notified with a bell five minutes prior to clean-up to signal them that they have 5 more minutes of playtime. The second bell then helps them […]
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The Eagles continued on their quest to bring their business ideas to life in Week 4!
The Discovery Eagles are back in action after a restful Winter Break!
Spark Play at Ascent is a loose parts-play model that consists of unprescribed parts such as wooden blocks, large tubes, barrels, tires, planks, tarps, scarves, milk crates, wooden stumps, sandpit tools, sandbags, and much more. Landscaping components such as the hills, tunnels, the A-frame, the gaga ball pit, sandpit, water tank, and pumps are used […]
Observing our mix of kind helpers and keen observers on a daily is a heartwarming experience. Witnessing an older child (often a veteran) showing a younger one how to complete an activity, as the younger child is fascinated by watching his older friend accomplish what s/he can’t yet do. Older learners having a sense of […]
Mindfulness definitely needs no introduction with it being such a buzzword this decade. So many of you were also intrigued by the ‘how and what’ of our Spark Mindfulness Area, so let’s jump straight into what mindfulness looks like for the Spark Learners. Mindfulness for us is to find our calm, reset our bodies, take […]
Does happiness make you grateful or does gratefulness make you happy?
As the Eagles return from break, the focus this short session shifts to gratitude! After doing some research on the impact of gratitude, the Eagles learned that there are four main impacts of gratitude:
Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.
Gratitude improves physical health.
Grateful people sleep better.
Gratitude improves self-esteem.
Throughout these next three weeks, the Eagles will reflect on various aspects of gratitude bringing positivity, energy and awareness to their lives inside and outside of the studio.
Circle time in the studio is a crucial time for our young learners to develop their listening skills, learn new vocabulary, practice language skills, practice following directions, build self-confidence, learn group and grace and courtesy lessons, and learn about being a member of a community, often indirectly through discussions, stories, play, and practice. This is […]