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First Grade Fieldwork: Transplanting Crops

Posted by on Friday, April 18th, 2014 with 0 Comments

Our DAA students learn by doing—it’s called “expeditionary” learning and with this hands-on learning, we’re seeing great results! Our current expedition allowed our DAA first graders to transform into expert gardeners! After weeks and weeks of studying plants—their parts, their life cycle, their needs for survival, and growing our own crops in our classroom, first […]

DAA’s Food Program

Posted by on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 with 0 Comments

When I was creating DAA, one of my big priorities was to create a really healthy, innovative food program. I wanted to feed our kiddos great healthy, local food and teach them about it (and have menus match up seamlessly with the seasons and the food lessons.) I’d spent time at the Edible Schoolyard and […]

Teacher Collaboration at DAA

Posted by on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 with 0 Comments

If you’ve been following our blog, you already know that Detroit Achievement Academy is an amazing place for kids to learn and for teachers and staff to work! From daily examples of our Habits of Character in classrooms and hallways, to our new library filled with books, to field work excursions to places the Detroit […]

What can you do with paint?

Posted by on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 with 0 Comments

In kindergarten, we can do A LOT! We have done many projects this year using watercolor and tempera paint. To start our year, we did a unit on self-portraits, using a variety of materials. During this unit, we learned how to use paint. We learned how to rinse our brushes and what happens to our […]

DAA’s 2nd Grade Social

Posted by on Friday, March 21st, 2014 with Comments Off Comments

Being a part of Detroit Achievement Academy is a humbling experience in so many ways. What was a fragile idea for a school a few years ago has grown into a thriving school. I think it is an organization of the highest kind and am very fortunate to be a part of it. We recently […]