Fifth Grade Graduation – Save the date

Fifth Grade Graduation – Save the Date We will celebrate La Academia’s second graduating class of 5th graders on June 6th. There will be a ceremony from 3:00-3:30 followed by a reception. We hope the families of our 5th graders will be able to join us in congratulating these outstanding students. Look for more details in the months ahead. Graduación del Quinto Grado – Anote la Fecha Hace 5 años un grupo de bravos pioneros y familias comenzaron este viaje con nosotros cuando abrimos La Academia. Esos estudiantes están ahora en 4º y 5º grado. Han perseverado a través de todas las maravillosas experiencias y creado nuevas rutas en nuestra comunidad escolar. Celebraremos la primera ceremonia de graduación de La Academia del 5º grado el 6 de junio. Habrá una ceremonia de las 3:00-3:30 y después una recepción. Esperamos contar con las familias de los estudiantes del 5º grado para celebrar a nuestros estudiantes. Le enviaremos más información dentro de los próximos... Continue reading Fifth Grade Graduation – Save the date

Lowry Nature Center

Lowry Nature Center Kinder Academy classes had a wonderful time visiting the Lowry Nature Center! Students had terrific weather as they looked for signs of animals and animal homes while hiking though the trails. They learned about what animals do in the winter to survive the cold. To add a little extra fun, students got to experience kick sledding on the frozen lake ¡Las clases de Kinder Academy pasaron un tiempo maravilloso visitando el Lowry Nature Center! Los estudiantes tuvieron un clima fantástico, y los estudiantes buscaron señales de animales y las casas de los animales durante su caminata en los senderos. Aprendieron sobre lo que hacen los animales en el invierno para sobrevivir al frío. Para añadir un poco de diversión, los estudiantes anduvieron en trineo en el lago... Continue reading Lowry Nature Center

Douglas Wood, the author of Miss Little’s Gift and Old Turtle

Douglas Wood, the author of Miss Little’s Gift and Old Turtle, shared his story with us during the Hooked On Books presentation. Douglas told us that school was not easy for him, and that he became an author because a teacher believed in him. The students were able to connect with his story and enjoyed singing along with his songs. Douglas Wood, el autor de los cuentos Miss Little’s Gift y Old Turtle, compartió su historia con nosotros durante la presentación de Hooked on Books. Douglas nos dijo que la escuela no era fácil para él, y llegó a ser un autor a causa de que una maestra creyó en él. Los estudiantes podían conectar con su historia y les gustó cantar con... Continue reading Douglas Wood, the author of Miss Little’s Gift and Old Turtle

Culture Night

Culture Night On February 12th, 2018, Gary Lussier Sr. (Speaker and Story teller of the Red Lake Chippewa) delighted audience members with storytelling of Dakota legends on how different things in nature came to be. Second grade students shared their creative interpretations of these same stories. Our first graders sang and played, “All Around the World” as our kindergartners showed off their dancing skills for the audience. Artwork was displayed as well as pictures depicting learning through physical education. Ultimately, we felt the evening was a celebration and successful culminating event of learning about Native People and Ways of Being. Thank you to all school staff who provided their time, talent and effort to make learning tangible and the showcase a success! Thank you to all of our families for coming out to support our La Academia family. We appreciate you! Noche de cultura El 12 de febrero de 2018, Gary Lussier (Hablante y narrador de cuentos de Red Lake Chippewa) deleitó... Continue reading Culture Night

Aztec Dancers

Aztec Dancers Our school welcomed a very special group last month. Kalpulli Ketzal, an Aztec Dancing Troupe, put on a spectacular show that included traditional dancing along with explanations for each dance. Older students even got to try out the steps of some of the dances. Concheros – Danzantes Aztecas Le dimos la bienvenida a un grupo muy especial el mes pasado, Kalpulli Ketzal, un grupo de concheros, quienes nos dieron un gran espectáculo que incluyó bailes tradicionales con su respectiva explicación. Incluso los estudiantes más grandes pudieron bailar un poco estos... Continue reading Aztec Dancers