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5th grade classroom listening to teacher

Black History Month

Our 5th grade class was learning all about Martin Luther King in class this week. The class had a great discussion about MLK’s special war for equal rights. The war was special because MLK asked people to “meet violence with…
1st Grader with oreo moon phase calendar

Learning Corner: Moon Phases

This week our 1st graders were wrapping up their lesson on the solar system.  The class had a very engaging lesson, with lots of great information, about the 8 moon phases.  The class used Oreos to help learn and display…
Ivywood Classical Academy Building

A Visitor from Barney Charter School

Ivywood had a special visitor this week from the leader of the Barney Charter School, Dr. Kathleen O’Toole. Dr. O’Toole is the founding Headmaster of Founders Classical Academy of Leander, a classical charter school north of Austin, TX and the…
2020 Visions from Ivywood first graders

2020 Visions

  The Ivywood 1st graders are starting the year off with their 2020 Visions.  The students were asked to complete the following: A goal I have, I will try harder to, A book I want to read and I want…
Ivywood student sitting next to her life size drawing of a police officer

Everyday Heros

Ivywood 3rd graders’ Everyday Hero project started as research into ancient Rome.  The students learned about Roman art and architecture, specifically, mosaics and the Pantheon, Le Pont du Gard aqueduct, and the (Byzantine) structure Hagia Sophia.  Using their research of Roman…
Ivywood student holding up his solar system project

Learning Corner: Solar System

This week Mrs. Adkins’ 1st grade class studied the solar system during science.  They read about each planet and learned some really cool facts!  Did you know that Venus is actually the hottest planet (not Mercury) because it is surrounded by…
Student galaxy projects

Learning Corner: Galaxies

Recently, our 3rd graders were learning about the fact that there are more then a billion galaxies in our universe.  Students created their own galaxies, based on the four main shapes of galaxies, (spiral galaxy, elliptical galaxy, barred spiral galaxy…
Congratulations Ivywood

Congratulations Ivywood Classical Academy!

Right before the Holiday Break, Ivywood Classical Academy received some very exciting news!  Ivywood was awarded a grant through Charter Schools Grant from the State of Michigan.  This grant, Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant, will enable Ivywood, over the next…
Two students reenacting Galileo's trial

Learning Corner: Galileo Trial

Recently, Ivywood’s fifth graders concluded studying the Reformation, in History.  As part of their study, the students did a reenactment of Galileo’s trial from 1633, where his world of humanism collided with the absolute power of the Catholic Church.  The…
Student with Paul Klee inspired drawing

Learning Corner: Paul Klee and Kindergarten Art

Our kindergarteners are learning about Swiss-born artist Paul Klee, whose individual style was influenced by movement.  The students were asked to draw some lines and then turn their paper and see what they see.  Is this picture a monster?  Or if…