October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

Are you Aware that

  • Dyslexia is the most common learning difference in the world, affecting 1 in 5 people
  • Twice exceptionality (2e) is less common, affecting approximately 1 in 50 people. Twice exceptional is a term used to describe students who are both intellectually gifted and struggling with a learning difference, such as dyslexia.
  • In several studies, those with dyslexia have shown a visual-spatial advantage
  • Those with dyslexia are particularly vulnerable to anxiety

Are you Aware that Athena Academy

  • Utilizes the dyslexic learners visual-spatial strengths when teaching
  • Offers flexible project-based learning so students can participate at the level that is right for them and explore their own passions
  • Incorporates Social-Emotional Learning throughout our curriculum to help students understand their differences and strengths, learn how find their own path, and advocate for themselves
  • Offers small class sizes with differentiated one-to-one instruction

This October, our students are learning about famous dyslexic thinkers who used their dyslexic gifts to invent, design and discover. They are also finding commonalities with their classmates around experiences with dyslexia and discussing and dispelling myths about dyslexia. Our students are constantly amazing us with their brilliance, creativity, and determination.

They also celebrated their accomplishments with a display of their final projects at our Marvelous Math Fair!

Check out our Marvelous Math Fair!

Middle School

Middle School math fairOur Middle School students have been exploring geometry concepts through our “In Tents” project, a great example of our project-based learning approach. Classes began by planning their tent design, considering how their tent volume, weight, surface area, and angles would impact a camper’s overall experience. Each student created a mini version of their tent design and presented it to their peers.

Next up, students will work together to identify the parts of each other’s designs they want to incorporate into their own collaborative full scale tent. Classes are looking forward to setting up their full size tent in a nearby park and enjoying a picnic inside!

Elementary School

Middle School math fair

Our elementary students have been applying their knowledge of time and money to our Math Marketplace. From counting out change at their Doggy Treat Cafe, to calculating compound interest at their car dealership, to designing adorable rock creatures with googly eyes, our students are finding authentic answers to the most asked math question…”Why do I need to know this?!” It was so rewarding for our students to see that mathematics is an integral part of our daily lives.

During this October and always, Athena Academy is pleased to celebrate all our students, their uniqueness, their creativity and their brilliant accomplishments.

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