INTELLIGENCES (9)

Intelligence is broken down into nine different types also called the nine domains of intelligence. Children all learn differently and have different strengths. We take the time to assess how your child learns so we can present the material to them in a way they can learn and thrive. Below are an explanation and some facts about the nine intelligences. GO HERE for a more in-depth explanation. 

The nine Intelligences by which children learn are:

PLAY

PHYSICAL FITNESS

AND SPORTS

Outdoor play is an important part of every child’s physical and social development. iPlanets Academy focuses on participation and character building through a flexible schedule of traditional and non-traditional sports.

Outdoor environments fulfill children’s basic needs for freedom, adventure, experimentation, risk-taking, and just being children.  

There are fundamental reasons why outdoor play is critical for young children in our early childhood programs. 

Children need to develop large motor and small motor skills and cardiovascular endurance. Outdoor physical activity also helps to combat childhood obesity in children.

Through our outdoor play we provide many opportunities for our children to explore, experiment, manipulate, reconfigure, expand, influence, change, marvel, discover, practice, dam up, push their limits, yell, sing, and create.

LIFE SKILLS

Teaching children life skills at an early age helps them to develop good habits, gives them daily “real life” opportunities to practice fine and gross motor skills, and ultimately teaches them responsibility. 

 

Teaching child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency— but it also allows them to feel empowered, works on socialization and reasoning, and helps develop healthy self-esteem. 

at iPlanets Academy we focus on these 15 LIFE SKILLS:

  • Cooking, Meal Planning and Prep 

  • Coping Skills

  • Decision Making 

  • Etiquette and Manners

  • Finish tasks independently and Following Directions

  • Health, Nutrition and How to Shop

  • Housekeeping

  • Importance of environmental preservation

  • Maps and Traveling

  • Money the Basics and Budgeting

  • Personal Care and Hygiene

  • Resilience and Adaptability

  • Social Skills, How to Interact Appropriately and Looking at situations from others’ perspectives

  • Safety, Self-Defence  and Emergencies

  • Time Management

  • Maintaining Healthy Relationships

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Art Activities

Are unstructured, open-ended activities with no predetermined goal

Are process-oriented activities with no clear beginning, middle, or end

Use a variety of basic art or craft material with no specific instruction sheet

Craft Activities

Are structured projects with a predetermined goal

Are project-oriented activities with a clear beginning, middle, and end

Involve assembly of 3-dimensional materials which are then decorated

Require specific materials

 

Arts and Crafts Help Reach Developmental Goals Eric Erickson, in Childhood and Society, wrote that the developmental goals of school-age children fall into four main categories:

 

  • Cognitive Development (Thinking)

  • Emotional Development (Feeling)

  • Social Development (Relating)

  • Sensory-Motor Development (Coordinating)

ARTS Versus CRAFTS Develop Different Skills  

Participating in arts and crafts activities activates both sides of the brain, both the linear left hemisphere and the creative, non-sequential right hemisphere.

 

Left Hemisphere: Logical, sequential

Activated by reading, math or linear problem solving

 

Right Hemisphere: Creative, intuitive

Activated by art, music, dance, and drama

 

Theory of Learning by Doing

Children retain what they learn much better when hands-on activities go along with that learning. Research has shown that people learn:

 

  • 10% of what they READ

  • 20% of what they HEAR

  • 30% of what they SEE

  • 50% of what they HEAR and READ

  • 70% of what they SAY and,

  • 90% of what they DO!

NATURE, SCIENCE

AND RESEARCH

Exploring the natural world through hands-on science is an important way that children learn. Hands-on science activities encourage children to observe and manipulate items from the environment, while making predictions about what will happen and then testing those predictions. Science allows children to explore, experiment, question, discover and understand natural and human-made objects and forces. Experiments and activities with science and nature also stimulate children's curiosity, encourage use of all five senses, and help to build vocabulary.

The Children will have lots of fun and develop new skills working with nature including:

Responsibility – from caring for plants and insects

Understandingas they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants)

Love of nature – a chance to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and pleasant place

Reasoning and Discovery – learning about the science of plants, animals, weather, the environment, nutrition and simple construction

​​Physical activity – doing something fun and productive

Cooperation – including shared play activity and teamwork

Creativity – finding new and exciting ways to grow food

Nutrition – learning about where fresh food comes from

  • Earth & Space Sciences: Universe and processes that shape the Earth

  • Life Sciences: Characteristics and structure of life, diversity and interdependence of life and heredity

  • Physical Sciences: Nature of matter and energy, Forces & Motion

  • Science Technology: 

  • Understanding technology, abilities to do technological design

  • Scientific Inquiry

  • Scientific Ways of Knowing: 

      Nature of Science, ethical

      practices, science & society

  • Optics, Astronomy & Physics: Understanding physics is crucial for all kinds of technology learning. They will learn the basic concept of physics and how it relates to the earth and the universe.

ENGINEERING 

AND ROBOTICS

Engineering is the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures. We have an intro to Engineering Design where they will learn the fundamentals of problem evaluation and the solution design process. Other topics include the basics of electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering.

 

This video explains it simply.

 

 

Robotics

We use robots to teach our children simple programming via interactive play by moving a robot in various sequences and using intuitive, visual programming. When they interact with robots they begin to learn a component of programming known as computational thinking. This programming may be visual at first but over time it transitions to the kind of character-based coding that enables machines to execute more complex missions. 

 

Robotics offers a playful and tangible way to help develop our children’s knowledge of the human-made world, the world of technology and engineering helps them to understand the environment they live in. In addition to teaching concepts related to technology and engineering, using robotics and computer

programming supports the development of a range of cognitive and social milestones including number sense, language skills, and visual memory. They also develop a stronger understanding of mathematical concepts such as number, size, and shape in much the same way that traditional materials like pattern blocks, beads, and balls do.

TECHNOLOGY 

AND GAMING

We give our children the opportunity to test out daily lessons with real-world, hands-on application by using a variety of apps and software. We incorporate technology into the repetitive extension of teacher-directed lessons by encouraging the children to play educational games and solve puzzles on our Kindle Fires and iPads. We also use Game Star Mechanic to learn how to design video games, Coding with Move the Turtle, Daisy the Dinosaur, Cargo Bot and Hopscotch, etc. 

Technology is using tools, being inventive, identifying problems, and making things work. The use of educational technical devices such as tablets or whiteboards has increased the engagement of our children in their lessons which has a major, positive impact on the social, emotional, language, and cognitive development of our children. Technical tools are not only used for classroom interactions with our children but also for instruction, documentation, assessment and communication support to create a more effective teaching environment.

Technology applications have the potential to support and extend learning in the young child through their unique capability to provide excellent instruction. 

Five Benefits of Adding Gamification to Classrooms suggests that gaming:

  • Boosts enthusiasm toward math

  • Lessens disruptive behavior

  • Increases cognitive growth

  • Incorporates mature make-believe which encourages growth and development

  • Improves attention span through game-centric learning

Some elements of What Makes a Good Game are that a game offers:

  • Continuous challenge

  • Interesting storylines

  • Flexibility (there should be more than one way to win)

  • Immediate, useful rewards (new roles, new missions, new locations on the board)

  • A combination of fun and realism

TECHNOLOGY 

& GAMING 'cont

In our computer class the children use the computer as a tool to reinforce the academic curriculum taught in the classroom, as well as to obtain computer literacy. The use of software programs with text and/or audio, video, and graphics enhance learning and reinforce the math, social studies, science, language, and spelling curriculum.

 

Use of multimedia software helps our children to express ideas, organize thoughts, and solve problems in linear and non-linear formats or presentations. They become familiar with using clip art, changing fonts in word processing and creating stories. They also learn the computer basics, how the computer works, and keyboarding skills.

 

Networking instruction includes logging on and off the computer with a username, accessing files in student-shared directory/folders, saving and opening files in student folders, and printing to the printer.

Some examples of programs they will be accessing online is: 

 

  • Accelerated Reading

  • Star Reading

  • World Book Online

  • First in Math

  • Spelling City

  • ABC Mouse

  • Starfall

  • Typing Agent

  • Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

  • These and so many more resources we use in class can be found GO HERE

 

We also use Google Classroom as a web service. Our children join a class through a private code given to them.

 

This helps us to: 

  • Provide for a paperless classroom.

  • Access to Google products such as Google Docs and Drive.

  • Instant collaboration between iPLANETS ACADEMY, our Parents and the children in and outside the classroom.

  • Better track their progress in classes, post assignments, organize folders, and view work in real-time.

SIGN LANGUAGE 

AND SPANISH

Our Sign Language studies include:

  • Linguistics

  • Common signs

  • Alphabet signs

  • Animals signs

  • Colors signs

  • Numbers signs

  • Manners signs

  • Emotions signs

  • Food signs

  • Greetings signs

  • Opposites signs

  • Questions signs

  • Shapes signs

  • Textures signs

  • Transportation signs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At iPLANETS ACADEMY We incorporate basic Spanish and Sign Language on a daily basis to give your child a head start at being comfortable in this ever growing world of communication and to expose the children to other cultures.

 

We have Step-by-step lesson plans packed with worksheets, activities, videos, assessment sheets and more making Spanish fun. Our immersive short, targeted videos are filmed completely in Spanish. Each video is carefully staged so that children will pick up new words and vocabulary as they watch. The videos themselves are appealing in that they feature other kids as the actors, and they are practical in that they focus on everyday activities.

 

Your child will absorb the Spanish language through: Storytelling, Drama, Music, Culture, Games,

Quizzes, and Workbooks to provide plenty of additional practice for students. 

ARITHMETIC, BUSINESS MATH

& ENTREPRENEURSHIP

We use arithmetic daily. We add, subtract, multiply, or divide. We teach math in a way that will help prepare our children for real-world math. We problem-solve by doing some activities on paper, learn through manipulatives and computing mentally. To calculate efficiently, it's important to know basic arithmetic facts. Some of these facts may be easier to learn such as adding 1 to any number or doubling numbers. Some math skills and operations call upon “non-math” skills, such as reading text, fine motor skills, and memory. While memorization is needed, it should follow, not precede, understanding. Before they're expected to memorize combinations we provide our children many experiences combining sets of objects, using patterns and reasoning. We also teach our children when accuracy is essential and when estimates will suffice. For instance; when we balance our checkbooks or make a change, accuracy is important. But in many situations, estimates will do, such as when we double the amount of broth for a recipe or measure fertilizer to plant a seed.  We will also learn many different ways to come to the same conclusion when reasoning numerically. There's no one best way.

​​​​​​​​​​Challenging and enjoyable focusing on these concepts:

  • ​Accountant

  • Addition

  • Budgeting

  • Business Studies

  • Census

  • Consumer Science

  • Currency and Money

  • Debating

  • Demography

  • Divide

  • Economics: Scarcity and resource allocation, production, distribution

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Finance 

  • Fractions

  • Geometry (e.g., patterns and shapes, each with unique features)

  • Language of math (e.g., more than, less than, equal to)

  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Measurement (e.g., area, size, weight, distance, amount)

  • Money

  • Multiply

  • Number sense (e.g., the numeral “4” represents four objects, which is greater than 3 and less than 5)

  • Organizational Studies

  • Real Estate

  • Spatial relations (e.g., in front of or behind; near or far)

  • Stocks and Investing

  • Subtraction

  • Time and Time Zones (Telling time, Months of the Year, Days of the Week, Birthdays, etc.)

  • Weather and Temperatures

 

Today, one common challenge is that young people move away from their local communities in order to find work and education, and as a result, the populations of those communities get older and decrease in number. If we want our local communities to thrive in the future, we need to provide our young people with opportunities in their own communities. We give our children knowledge about entrepreneurship and business in order to be able to make a living independently in their local communities in the future, and to develop their local communities. The main components of our learning is:

Internal entrepreneurship- Which deals with the personal and mental abilities that are needed when working in a business environment, for example, initiative taking, teamwork, creativity, responsibility, risk taking and so on.

External entrepreneurship- Which deals with hard knowledge about starting, running and owning a company (planning a business idea, marketing, budgeting and so on)

Our Business Math studies is the foundation of every industry and is designed to give our children an introduction to the foundations of business such as economics, management, finance and, marketing. We set out to stimulate and foster imaginative thinking giving them the skills to arrive at solutions to business problems. We will study small business management, business plan development, and the principles of marketing. We will also enhance skills with business software such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentations. 

Our children are tasked with forming teams and developing a new business venture. They will form a makeshift company and learn to fine-tune a business plan. ​

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND CHARITY

Love for Self and Others

Research has demonstrated that in the early years, positive relationships built on trust between children and responsive adults are the key to building positive character development. Character is an aggregate of all our traits and includes all of our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions. Our children’s character is molded by their decisions and affects every aspect of their current and future life. As parents and teachers, we’re responsible for their upbringing, and we play a vital role in helping children develop their full potential. With the many varied messages, children see in the media and in their associations, we can’t expect them to merely observe and adopt the character traits and maturity that we’d like them to develop. Consistent and thorough teaching of ethical behavior is critical to shaping character. Additionally, adults who model positive behaviors set examples that teach children through basic language and actions the core characteristics of such concepts.

 

 

We actively incorporate and work on 30 Key Attributes to help develop the children's character in our curriculum. We will not only study multiple subjects but we will also study the personal value systems that brought those events about. Using critical thinking skills in every aspect of our lives. We will learn the why of things and the motivation behind our decisions as well as the consequences and benefits that can occur.

Below are those 30 character traits we all will strive to achieve: 

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  • Citizenship 

  • Confident

  • Conscience

  • Courage

  • Decisive

  • Determined

  • Diligent

  • Empathy

  • Enthusiastic

  • Fair

  • Flexible

  • Forgiving

  • Grateful

  • Honest

  • Independent

  • Integrity

  • Kind

  • Leadership

  • Loyal

  • Obedient

  • Orderly

  • Patient

  • Patriotic

  • Respect

  • Responsible

  • Self Control

  • Sportsmanship

  • Tolerant

  • Trustworthy

  • Wise

Our character is a holistic language we daily communicate to others. We constantly affect one another. Beyond our homes and schools, our children’s character will also affect all of us in the workplace and in our communities as they grow to be our employees, neighbors, and leaders. When young people have not been taught principles of character that can anchor them, and if they don’t feel strong ties to faith, family, or community that nurture them, they may feel adrift and hopeless. Developing a respectful and responsible character is a skill every child needs in order to thrive, find fulfillment, and be an influence for good in society. 

CHARACTER COUNTS!

The Six Pillars of Character® are the core ethical values of CHARACTER COUNTS! These values were identified by a nonpartisan, nonsectarian (secular) group of youth development experts in 1992 as “core ethical values that transcend cultural, religious and socioeconomic differences”. 

 

The Six Pillars of Character are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. We recommend always using the Pillars in this specific order and using the acronym “T.R.R.F.C.C.” (terrific).

Each of The Six Pillar of Character traits are used within our CHARACTER COUNTS! program to help instill a positive school climate and a culture of kindness, making schools a safe environment for students to learn.

TRUSTWORTHINESS:

 

  • Be honest in communications and actions

  • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal

  • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do

  • Have the courage to do the right thing

  • Build a good reputation

  • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country

  • Keep your promises

RESPECT:

 

  • Treat others with respect and follow the Golden Rule

  • Be tolerant and accepting of differences

  • Use good manners, not bad language

  • Be considerate of the feelings of others

  • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone  

  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

 

RESPONSIBILITY:

 

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Be diligent • Persevere • Do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act • Be accountable for your words, actions and attitudes • Set a good example for others • Choose a positive attitude • Make healthy choices

FAIRNESS:

 

  • Play by the rules

  • Take turns and share

  • Be open-minded; listen to others 

  • Don’t take advantage of others 

  • Don’t blame others carelessly

  • Treat all people fairly

CARING:

  • Be kind

  • Be compassionate and show you care

  • Show Empathy

  • Express gratitude

  • Forgive others and show mercy

  • Help people in need

  • Be charitable and altruistic

 

CITIZENSHIP:

 

  • Do your share to make your home, school, community and greater world better

  • Cooperate

  • Get involved in community affairs

  • Stay informed; vote

  • Be a good neighbor

  • Obey laws and rules

  •  Respect authority

  • Protect the environment 

  • Volunteer

 

Click on Pic below for more information about the Character Counts! program. 

ANIMATION, DRAMA

AND THEATER

Animation

​Animation' is performing art rather than graphic art. The drawings and models replace actors and actresses, so when children are creating their own animation it is important to approach it through the creative skills they would use in drama rather than graphical skills.

Animation is image manipulation and it can be used on any object, it is a co-operative exercise and will utilize the varying skills of the children in the group. Some can draw well, others will be good at operating equipment or playing instruments, or performing voices or acting as artistic directors.

Three rough divisions can be used for group work: pictures, sound, and equipment.

Pictures

Pictures can come from various sources: they can be drawn, taken from magazines or compiled on the photocopier. 

Sounds

Background music and sound effects come from CDs or software.  The children can use their voices, musical instruments or everyday objects to make different sounds.  

Equipment 

The basics that we will use for animation are pencils and paper.  Using the camera on the kindles, iPads, and iPhones.

 

Drama and Theater

 

Engaging in dramatic play enhances young children’s development. Pretending builds social skills, makes children more aware of their own emotions, and encourages shared language and problem-solving. Practicing these skills:

  • Social/Emotional: negotiating different roles and themes, cooperating to keep the play happening, acting out roles and situations

  • Physical: using large and small muscles to put on costumes and manipulate props, practicing eye-hand coordination

  • Cognitive: thinking of and acting out a story, organizing and expressing ideas, paying attention to how other people see the world, finding creative solutions to challenges

  • Language: asking and answering questions, using language related to a role they are playing (e.g., “May I take your order?”), early literacy and writing skills

DANCE, MOVEMENT

AND MUSIC

Dance, Movement, and Music is a fun activity for kids that exercises both the body and mind. In addition to increasing fitness levels for kids, it also helps with better posture, creativity, and cultural understanding. It helps improve balance and flexibility. Studies have found that it can help to reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. It can bolster self-esteem. It can help kids achieve and maintain a healthy weight. It provides both cardiovascular activity and weight-bearing activity, so it’s good for kids’ hearts and bones.

Listening to music, singing, playing musical instruments, and moving to music are all activities that support children's development across several different domains.

  • Language development: Children practice words and phrases in repeating patterns by listening to and singing songs. They also become aware of the rhythms of language and the patterns of poetry. 

  • Social and emotional skills: Music can help children develop an understanding of people and their cultures. It also provides children with opportunities for creative expression through storytelling, puppetry, creative movement, and dance, or songwriting. Music provides opportunities for turn-taking and matching up with a group's tempo and tone. These opportunities can be positive social interactions with peers and adults in which children practice social skills for conversation such as listening and responding. w other children. 

  • Cognitive development: It stimulates thought and imagination, as children learn the words to songs or produce their own music and creative movement. Experiencing movement helps improve listening skills. 

  • Physical Development: Dance involves a greater range of motion, coordination, strength, and endurance than most other physical activities. This is accomplished through movement patterns that teach coordination and kinesthetic memory.

 

Dancing utilizes the entire body and is an excellent form of exercise for total body fitness. Young children are naturally active, but dance offers an avenue to expand movement possibilities and skills.   

ENGLISH, READING

AND WRITING

Our children are encouraged to write frequently, and as independently as they are able—both fiction and non-fiction. Relatedly, small group instruction, partner reading, and individual reading are part of everyday routines.

Debates are a part of our school and home life where everyone gets involved into critical thinking. 

 

Why read?

  • Academic excellence. One of the primary benefits of reading to toddlers and preschoolers is a higher aptitude for learning in general. Numerous studies have shown that students who are exposed to reading are more likely to do well in all facets of formal education.

  • Basic speech skills. Children are learning critical language and enunciation skills. By listening to you read One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, for example, your child is reinforcing the basic sounds that form language.

  • The basics of how to read a book. Children aren’t born with an innate knowledge that text is read from left to right, or that the words on a page are separate from the images. Essential pre-reading skills like these are among the major benefits of early reading.

  • Better communication skills. When you spend time reading to toddlers, they’ll be much more likely to express themselves and relate to others in a healthy way.

  • Mastery of language. Early reading has been linked to a better grasp of the fundamentals of language as they approach school age.

  • More logical thinking skills. It's important to their ability to grasp abstract concepts, apply logic in various scenarios, recognize cause and effect, and utilize good judgment.

  • Acclamation to new experiences. As your child approaches a major developmental milestone or a potentially stressful experience, sharing a relevant story is a great way to help ease the transition. For instance, if your little one is nervous about starting preschool, reading a story dealing with this topic shows her that her anxiety is normal.

  • Enhanced concentration and discipline. Along with reading comprehension comes a stronger self-discipline, longer attention span, and better memory retention, all of which will serve your child well when she enters school.

  • The knowledge that reading is fun! Children who are exposed to reading are much more likely to choose books over video games, television, and other forms of entertainment as they grow older

English/Language Arts

  • Phonemonic Awareness, word recognition and fluency

  • Acquisition of vocabulary

  • Reading Process: Concepts of print comprehension strategies, self-monitoring strategies and independent reading

  • Reading Applications: Informational, technical, persuasive and literary text

  • Writing Processes and Applications: Handwriting, spelling, punctuation and capitalization

  • Research

  • Communication: Oral and Visual

We use Yoga Calm in our daily routines.

 

Yoga Calm is used to

  • Promote mindfulness, physical activity, and social/emotional skill development

  • Improve self-regulation and relaxation skills

  • Increase self-confidence and self-esteem, enhancing communication, trust, empathy, teamwork, and leadership skills

  • Develop the ability to make healthy life choices to create lifelong wellness habits

GO HERE for more information about our Yoga Calm program. 

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MANIPULATIVES

AND MEDIA

Manipulatives

Manipulatives help children learn by allowing them to move from concrete experiences to abstract reasoning. They explore patterns through sequencing, ordering, comparison, colors, and textures. A child can develop concentration and perseverance skills while learning about cause and effect and how to creatively analyze and solve problems.

We use a wide variety of manipulatives to increase their learning experience such as blocks, puzzles, legos, connectors, Lincoln Logs and potato heads, etc. This gives them a hands-on learning experience because they can physically touch and see and move the items or use the items to solve problems or be creative.

New skills and challenges are added in developmentally appropriate ways, and learning is structured to support the purposeful freedom we value and to provide each child with opportunities to move about, investigate, inquire, experiment, and exchange ideas.

It may just seem like children are playing but in actuality Small and Large Motor Skills are being manipulated and strengthened. We provide collaborative activities with common goals to help teach the importance of cooperation, responsibility, and a continuing and more sophisticated respect for each individual’s ideas.

Top 5 Reasons for Using Manipulatives:

  • Manipulatives can provide a bridge between the concrete and abstract levels of many mathematical topics. 

  • Manipulatives can serve as models that support students’ as they think about, remember about, and communicate about the mathematics being studied.   

  • Manipulatives provide another representation for the mathematics being studied.  

  • Manipulatives support student engagement and differentiation.  

  • Manipulatives can give students ownership of their own learning.

Some skills they gain are

  • Building and Constructing

  • Comprehending mathematical operations— addition, subtraction, multiplication, division

  • Creativity, Self-Expression, and Imagination

  • Developing and utilizing spatial memory

  • Distinguishing patterns

  • Engaging in problem-solving 

  • Exploring and describing spatial relationships

  • Helps increase Fine and Gross Motor Skills

  • Identifying and describing different types of symmetry

  • Increase Attention Span

  • Learning about and experimenting with transformations

  • Making measurements, using both nonstandard and standard units with application to both two and three-dimensional objects

  • Ordering

  • Recognizing geometric shapes and understanding relationships among them

  • Sequence

  • Sorting that aids in comprehension of patterns and functions

  • Taking turns, make Friendships and Sharing

  • Understanding the base-ten system of numbers

 

These skills and many more are derived from using manipulatives

Media

Media literacy is the ability to access, analyse, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms. An important part of media literacy learning to have a critical view of the different types of media.

The children are exposed to innovative devices, websites, apps, and ideas to help them create, problem solves, think deeply, and collaborate with others. They use iPads, laptops, netbooks, projectors, Activboards, Activotes, document cameras, and other devices regularly.

YOUR COMMUNITY

AND YOUR WORLD

We help build positive and meaningful relationships and create a caring environment, where every child is valued, and their abilities, interests, and routines are respected. Our community extends out to include our surroundings. We want to create for our children a sense of belonging, of being a member of our team and someone we value. Every child has something amazing to offer and can make a difference in the community. We want to work to be connected to not only our own community but also to the world around us by building strong partnerships and helping our children to feel genuinely connected to each other, to the teachers, to the environment, local schools, organizations, charities, businesses and to the processes we explore throughout each day.

The Pledge of Allegiance

Standing for our Pledge teaches us pride in our community.  It helps us learn new vocabulary. The Pledge of Allegiance could be summed up by saying the flag is a symbol of our country, the United States of America, which is a place where we can make choices, vote, it is OK to be different, people are free and people are treated fairly.  I promise to be a good and loyal friend to this country – The United States of America.  

Citizenship

Citizenship means being a member of and supporting one's community and country. A United States citizen has certain freedoms that are declared in the U.S. Bill of Rights. In addition to these privileges, a citizen has an obligation to be informed, law-abiding, and uphold basic democratic principles such as tolerance and civic responsibility. Voting, conserving natural resources, and taking care of oneself is all part of citizenship. In addition, citizens often participate in local community projects dedicated to the common good.

​​At iPLANETS ACADEMY we strive to help our children understand their rights and obligations as a U.S. citizen and teaching them the history of our democracy on a level children can comprehend. Exposing it to them through penpals, storytelling, drama and other activities in which they are actively involved. They will learn that people from other countries are not necessarily free to voice dissenting opinions or even practice their religion the students will begin to appreciate their freedoms.

​​Community Outreach

​​Community Outreach will be an important part of our program here at iPLANETS ACADEMY.  In order to show the children the importance of giving back to their community, we will choose a few nonprofits to help. These efforts may be onsite and at other times they may be off-site. Parents, Family, and Friends will be expected to fully support and participate in these events. We will connect the children with community organizations such as child cares, nursing homes, fire departments and or other local businesses to help enhance community awareness. We will ask parents or members of the community to come to the classroom to share with the children what they do for their job or other interests they have that relate to what the children are studying.

We study, examine and explain human beings and society.  We look at how societies as a whole function, how people interact with each other, how minds work, other cultures, and influences in the world such as :

  • Anthropology-The study of human societies and cultures and their development. The study of human biological and physiological characteristics and their evolution

  • Archaeology-The study of human history and prehistory

  • Citizenship rights & Responsibilities: Participation, rights and responsibilities

  • History: Chronology, daily life, heritage

  • Geography: Location, places and regions, human environmental interaction

  • Laws and Politics: Role of government, rules and laws

  • People: African American Studies and other Cultures

  • Psychology, Sociology & Methods: Obtaining information, thinking and organizing, communicating information

iPlanets Academy

Pre-K, Kindergarten,

Hybrid Homeschool,

Child Care, & Summer Camp

       "Rooted  in LOVE  and Soaring Towards Excellence""

Mailing Address:

5216 HWY 53 #28

Braselton, GA. 30517

Phone Number:

470-238-8555

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IPlanets Academy Pre-K Kindergarten Childcare Hybrid Homeschool Summer Camp

We are not licensed through the state and do not have insurance.

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