The very first week of the Sparks Studio at Acton Academy of Bergen County embarked the first cohort of Hero’s. The first two days had a lot of firsts for our learners. We learned a lot even though it was a short week! We will be focusing on the social-emotional skills learning in the first few weeks of building the community.
On the first day in the Sparks we observed that there were a lot of new ‘ground rules’ to follow in the Montessori environment. We spoke about them during circle time and as the need arose.
On the second day, we all agreed upon one learner being responsible for themselves as well as for others for the safety of our bodies for each learner as follows:
Rug roller - Cora
Chair caretaker - Lacie
Walking feet - Carlos Joseph (CJ)
Helping hands - Niko
Work space (rug or table) - Kalina
Carry everything in tray - Omri
Feet on the floor - Emma
Chair carrier - Ella
1 thing 2 hands - Ariel
Art pouch - art shelf - Gaya
Getting guides attention - Naomi
Me before three - Ilai