Aspire Charter Academy recently held their bi-annual Family Learning Night with more than 40 students and their families in attendance. During the event, the attendees enjoyed participating in various activities at interactive learning stations.
Activities were connected to math, science, and earth-science curriculum, which included grade-level stations for kindergarten- through eighth-grade. Parents and students created colorful glitter slime, built block towers, and tried their luck on the Wheel of Wisdom by playing “Are You Smarter Than a Third-grader?”
“The event was a fun learning experience for parents, students, and Aspire teachers,” said Diane Hobbs, student family liaison at Aspire. “We all learned how earth-science is connected to climate change.”
To help bridge the generation gap between students and their families, the activities focused on the concept that knowledge is power, and that learning goes both ways, through the transmitter and the receiver.
“The Wheel of Wisdom was a blast!” said Hobbs. “We learned a lot from the questions that had been chosen from science and earth science.”