​NEWS & EVENTS

Halloween Party!

Posted November 4, 2019

We all recently enjoyed having a Halloween Party at school! All of us dressed up, played games, did arts and crafts, and even had a guest visitor, Chico the taco! It was a lot of fun celebrating with the students, and everyone's costumes were so creative!

Key Magia Music

Posted October 25, 2019

 

The students recently participated in a yoga class taught by Alisa from Key Magia Music. During the class the students were able to practice learning different notes, beats, and rhythms. Alisa also read us a book, which guided the students' understanding of the content. It was a lot of fun! We're really looking forward to continuing our music education with Alisa, we can't wait to see what she has planned for us next month!

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority

Posted October 20, 2019

The Loveland Fire Rescue Authority recently came to pay our school a visit. They brought along their fire truck and all of their gear! They showed us what each part of their gear is used for, and why it is important. They also discussed ways to stay fire safe. The students' favorite part was getting to explore the fire truck! We look forward to having the LFRA come back to visit us again next year!

GPS Treasure Hunt

Posted October 15, 2019

 

One of our student's parent took our class on a GPS treasure hunt! The students were given clues and a GPS tracking device to use to find the hidden treasures. The class had a great time deciphering the clues and tracking down the special trinkets. We appreciate it when parents take the time to teach us something new. Thanks Kerry for a great lesson on GPS tracking!

Family Balance Yoga

Posted October 11, 2019

The students recently participated in a yoga class taught by Robin from Family Balance Yoga. During the class the students were able to practice stretching, meditating, listening and relaxing. Robin also read us a book, which guided our yoga poses to be like the characters in the story. It was a lot of fun! We're really looking forward to continuing our yoga practice with Robin, we can't wait to see what she has planned for our next class!

Fall Family Festival

Posted September 26, 2019

 

This year's Family Festival was a total success! We all had a wonderful time playing games, jumping in the bounce house, getting our faces painted, and enjoying yummy treats. The students are already planning the fun activities for our next public event. We hope to see you all there!

American Sign Language

Posted September 24, 2019

The students recently participated in an American Sign Language Class taught by Amanda Keare. During the class the students were able to practice signing the alphabet, while also learning basic greetings. Amanda engaged the students by teaching the signs for different animals found in Colorado. It was very informative! We're really looking forward to continuing to learn ASL with Amanda, we can't wait to see what she has planned for us next month!

Loveland Police Department

Posted September 19, 2019

 

The Loveland Police Department recently came to pay our school a visit. They brought along all of their tools, and some fun gifts for the kids. They showed us what each part of their gear is used for, and why it is important. They also discussed ways to stay safe in our community. The students' favorite part was learning about the duties of a police officer. We look forward to having the LPD come back to visit us again next year!

Benson Sculpture Garden

Posted September 13, 2019

The class recently took a field trip to The Benson Sculpture Garden. We were able to explore the beautiful flowers, trees, and landscaping there. We were also able to take some time to explore many of the locally created sculptures. Some of our favorites were the polar bear, the snake, and the fish.

Museum of Discovery

Posted August 1, 2019

 

The class enjoyed another wonderful trip to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Some of their favorite exhibits were the Music and Sound Lab and Animal Encounters! We learned about the High Park Fire and how it affected the local environment. We also spent time exploring the outdoor sound garden and the rooftop view of the city of Fort Collins. It was a beautiful site to see!

Kids on the Plaza!

Posted June 30, 2019

The class recently took a field trip to The City of Loveland's Kids on the Plaza! event. This free community event includes live music, a children's movie screening, and outdoor water play. We all really enjoyed visiting the Rialto Theater and look forward to participating in this event again!

CFA Guest Speaker

Posted May 29, 2019

 

Our school recently had a guest speaker pay us a visit.  She is a local farmer who came to speak for the Colorado Foundation of Agriculture. The CFA participates in the annual Colorado Literacy Project, where a local farmer comes and reads a story to classrooms across the state. After reading the story, the farmer leaves a copy of the book for each student who participated. The class had a lot of fun listening to the story about John Deere's life. Thank you CFA for such an amazing opportunity!

Coyote Ridge Field Trip

Posted May 1, 2019

The class recently took a field trip to Coyote Ridge. This nature area is located in between Loveland and Fort Collins. While visiting we were able to observe prairie dogs running from hole to hole, birds flying overhead, and bugs buzzing. The most memorable part of the trip was the sighting of two burrowing owls perched on a prairie dog hole. They were close enough to see with the naked eye, and we were fortunate enough to watch them fly away. It was a beautiful sight!

Spring Changes

Posted April 17, 2019

 

The last month has been a whirlwind of fun and joy. The weather has been nice, so our class has been spending a lot of time outside. While enjoying the outdoors, we have identified the different trees, flowers, birds, and bugs that we see. The students have noticed more animal activity over the last few weeks, as well as many new sprouts forming. It is very interesting to watch the spring changes happen right before our eyes.

 

We are also happy to share that a new friend has joined our class. We are so excited to have him! It is going to be a fabulous spring season here at The Mother Earth Academy.

City of Loveland's Children's Day

Posted March 11, 2019

The City of Loveland put on a WONDERFUL Children's Day event this year. The students were able to visit the fire station, the museum, the traffic control station, the library, the Chilson Center, and the public works building. We had so much fun exploring the different city vehicles, as well as meeting local community members. The children were able to gain a better understanding of our city's operation. The students asked many questions about fire safety, robots, sign creations, stop lights, vehicles, and job requirements. We all gained an abundance of information from the friendly employees at each location. We look forward to participating in this event again in the future.

The Westward Expansion

Posted February 3, 2019

 

The students have spent the last month studying the Westward Expansion and how it has affected Colorado history. Each student chose a relevant subject to study further. Once they chose their subject, each student chose books from the library on their topic, read their resources, and collected data about this time in history. Once the facts were gathered, each student typed their information and found photos to represent their topic. They then created their own artifacts showing the new information they have learned. Finally, each student presented their information to the class, sharing their view on the Westward Expansion in the United States. Our next research topic is Ancient Egypt, and the students are already busy devouring books on the subject.

DMNS Field Trip

Posted January 21, 2019

Our class had a wonderful time exploring the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. We were able to visit many different exhibitions, some of our favorites included: Egyptian Mummies, Expedition Health, Gems and Minerals, North American Indian Cultures, and Prehistoric Journey. In the Expedition Health exhibition we were lucky enough to participate in the science lab, which is where this photo was taken. We learned how to extract DNA from different substances, how fun! This was a perfect way to wrap-up our January studies.

Colorado Gives Day

Posted December 4, 2018

 

For Colorado Gives Day, the students wanted to give back to the community. After brainstorming together the best way to contribute, they decided to take their outdoor recess time to clean up the trash at our local park. After spending close to an hour walking the grounds, the students managed to gather an entire bag full of trash. The birds and squirrels are so thankful! Great job class!

FoCoMod Field Trip

Posted November 30, 2018

 

The class enjoyed another wonderful trip to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Some of their favorite exhibits were the Photo Ark, Music and Sound Lab, and Animal Encounters! We learned about the High Park Fire and how it affected the local environment. We also spent time looking at how people used to live in Fort Collins, what fun!

North Lake Park Day

Posted November 20, 2018

 

The class enjoyed a beautiful nature walk at one of our favorite parks in Loveland, North Lake Park. We were able to watch over 100 geese fly into the pond. The children were able to investigate the reasons for the migration, as well as where the geese may be going next. We were also able to note the different seasonal changes in the environment. The trees are looking bare, and the animals are staying warm! We look forward to seeing how this space changes throughout the seasons.

 

Upcoming Events

 

WED NOVEMBER 6, 2019

On Wednesday, November 6th, our school will be having a guest speaker come visit. Our guest speaker this month is Thompson Valley EMS. Students will have an opportunity to explore an ambulance and ask the EMT's questions about their job. We are looking forward to learning more about the emergency medical services in our community.

FRI NOVEMBER 8, 2019
 

Our next field trip will be on November 8th, from 10AM-12PM. During this field trip, we will be visiting the Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins. Carseats will be needed. The cost of this field trip is $10/student, and is not included in tuition. A parent volunteer is requested for this field trip, please let the Director know if you would like to volunteer your time.

MON NOVEMBER 18, 2019
 

Our next open house event will take place on Monday, November 18th from 1:30pm-3:00pm. Parents will be able to tour the school and meet the staff to ask questions. Let us know you are coming here. If this time does not work for your family, please contact us to schedule a private tour. We look forward to meeting you!

NOVEMBER 26-29, 2019
 

Our school will be closed November 26th-29th for fall break. We will see you back at school on December 3rd!

FRI DECEMBER 6, 2019
 

Students will be visiting the Poudre River Library on December 6th from 10:00AM-11:00AM. Older students will be gathering materials for their research projects on Matter. Younger students will be gathering books and materials to practice their reading skills. Carseats will be needed for this trip.

DECEMBER 17-20, 2019
 

Parent-teacher conferences will be taking place during the week of December 17th-20th. Please choose a time to meet with the teacher to discuss your child's progress over the last few months. Students will be able to play in the classroom during conferences if needed. 

 DEC 24, 2019- JAN 3, 2020
 

Our school will be closed December 24th through January 3rd for winter break. We will see you back at school on January 7th!

TUE JANUARY 7, 2020
 

Our first day of the Spring Term will be on January 7th, 2020. We look forward to starting another wonderful season with the students at The Mother Earth Academy!

 

If you are interested in transferring your child to our school during this time, please contact our Director, Chelsea Denny, at themotherearthacademy@gmail.com to schedule a tour of the classroom and to collect the required paperwork.

 

Enrollment for the upcoming school year will be extremely limited (two openings remaining), so early enrollment is absolutely encouraged!

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