Afternoon Adventures

Curriculum includes academic and fun activities that build creativity, teamwork, critical thinking, reasoning & analysis, all while having fun!

My kids this year :)

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How Creative Teaching Improves Students’ Executive Function Skills

http://www.creativitypost.com/education/how_creative_teaching_improves_students_executive_function_skills

creativitypost.com Teaching creatively, no matter the age group, grade level, or subject matter, not only improves the students’ creativity skills but also enhances their executive function networks.

Afternoon Adventures' first kids from back in 2011! How they have grown and matured! Love you guys :)

TED-Ed

How many different verb tenses are there in a language like English? At first, the answer seems obvious — there’s past, present, and future.

But it isn't quite that simple:

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The Importance of Vocabulary

We love our Word of the Day activity and Vocabulary tests!

https://www.solopress.com/blog/print-inspiration/the-importance-of-vocabulary/

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[08/17/17]   Welcome to the new school year at Afternoon Adventures!

So much fun at our annual picnic today!

Middle Schoolers

[05/21/17]   Registration open for 2017-2018 school year -- come check us out and register!
All classes in Ashburn VA.

Limited space available since our class size is small.

Afterschool program with critical thinking activities, Math, English, creativity building activities;

Weekly Math and English tutoring classes for Elementary and Middle school;

Email us for more information at [email protected]

[05/19/17]   Reunion today -- of my first batch of kids at Afternoon Adventures from 6 years ago!!! I'm so excited to see them all together again, and thrilled that this was all their initiative to make it happen!

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20 words that once meant something very different

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ideas.ted.com Words change meaning all the time — and over time. Language historian Anne Curzan takes a closer look at this phenomenon, and shares some words that used to mean something totally different.

Timeline Photos

[01/25/17]   Our 1-1 and small group tutoring in English and Math are going great! Email us for more information!

Be descriptive when you write!

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Goodreads

Read more, everyone! Get yourself an account on goodreads.com and plan for what you want to read this year!
-- http://www.goodreads.com

goodreads.com Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations!

[01/04/17]   Small group weekly Math and English classes for elementary and middle school students -- LCPS curriculum and beyond. Message me for details!

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Benefits of Reading: Getting Smart, Thin, Healthy, Happy | Reader's Digest

Read everyday!

http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/benefits-of-reading/

rd.com A love of reading can protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease, slash stress levels, encourage positive thinking, and fortify friendships. Here's how your brain and body benefit when you crack open a book.

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Finland to become world's first country to get rid of all school subjects | Socialstory

https://yourstory.com/2016/11/finland-school-subjects/

yourstory.com Finland's education system is considered among the finest in the world.

[08/30/16]   A new student asked as she was leaving, "Will everyday be this much fun?" :)

[08/29/16]   New school year begins! Looking forward to an exciting year with our Elementary students!

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14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists’ Struggles

ww2.kqed.org A study found that students who read about famous scientists' personal and intellectual struggles do better in their science classes. Librarians helped us put together a list of books that detail some of those struggles.

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What is Pokemon Go? A Parent/Educator’s Overview » edurealms.com

edurealms.com What is Pokemon Go? A Parent/Educator’s Overview This weekend, Pokemon Go has taken the app world by storm.  Pokemon Go is an AR (augmented reality) game in which you collect monsters (Pokemon) out and about in the real world.  The game, by Niantic Labs, creators of the AR game Ingress, uses your sm...

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4 Keys to Becoming Self-Motivated

creativitypost.com Many of us likely recognize how much more productive we could be if we were only more self-motivated. So what can be done to help enhance your self-motivation? Try some of these ideas.

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Positioning Your Teen For Success

http://www.creativitypost.com/psychology/positioning_your_teen_for_success6

creativitypost.com In our data-driven world, social comparison understandably leads to anxiety about your child’s achievement: How does my kid really measure up? How much more do I need to be doing to be sure that my kid is in the best possible position for success?

[06/08/16]   Introducing English tutoring for grades 5 through 8 -- email us for more information!

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Benefits of Scavenger Hunts - Institute for Educational Advancement

http://educationaladvancement.org/benefits-scavenger-hunts/

educationaladvancement.org Happy National Scavenger Hunt Day! Learn about the wide-ranging benefits of scavenger hunts, from fun to educational, in today's blog post.

[05/01/16]   Only a month of school left! Where did the year go? Here at Afternoon Adventures, we have had a wonderful year, with students from 1st grade all the way to 7th grade. Several new adventures with a new teacher, new English tutoring classes, field trips and more! Look forward to a fantastic end of the school year!

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Use Mindfulness to Create Better Habits (Guided Meditation Included)

http://www.creativitypost.com/psychology/use_mindfulness_to_create_better_habits_guided_meditation_included

creativitypost.com Mindfulness can help us create new habits, take control of our identities and become our best selves.

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So What Exactly Is a Math Circle?

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/time_and_learning/2016/03/so_what_exactly_is_a_math_circle.html

blogs.edweek.org More students across the country are taking part in out-of-school activities such as math circles to enhance their understanding of the subject.

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[01/07/16]   Excited to announce the introduction of English tutoring for middle schoolers!

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Brain Fitness Tips To Improve Concentration And Memory in 2016

http://www.creativitypost.com/pop-culture/brain_fitness_tips_to_improve_concentration_and_memory_in_2016

creativitypost.com Atten­tion and mem­ory are two cru­cial men­tal skills and are directly related. Here are some tips to improve both.

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Why we need creative confidence

http://ideas.ted.com/david-kelley-on-the-need-for-creative-confidence/?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=ideas-blog&utm_term=art-design

ideas.ted.com IDEO founder David Kelley wants to unleash creativity within everyone. Hear his thoughts on design thinking and embedded innovation.

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A School Built Entirely Around the Love of Math

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/01/a-school-built-entirely-around-the-love-of-math/

ww2.kqed.org Designers of the new, non-profit Proof School intend to provide mathematically gifted youth an intensive and complete education in grades 6-12 that typical schools can't muster.

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15 Books As Enchanting As The Harry Potter Series, Since You've Already Read Them A Million Times

http://www.bustle.com/articles/84676-15-books-as-enchanting-as-the-harry-potter-series-since-youve-already-read-them-a-million

bustle.com Once upon a time you used to wait in line for the next perfectly crafted Harry Potter book, dressed in robes bearing your house crest (and maybe even wearing some HP-inspired earrings). You would read the book in one night, and fall asleep hugging it like a teddy bear, because the world of Hogwarts

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How to Help Kids Get on Track—and Stay There: Eight Tips Revealed!

http://www.creativitypost.com/education/how_to_help_kids_get_on_trackand_stay_there_eight_tips_revealed

creativitypost.com Kids often have a hard time getting and staying on task. How can parents help children and teens reach their goals? Check out these eight practical (yet possibly surprising) recommendations for fostering productivity.

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Most innovative schools in America

http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/19/technology/schools-innovation/index.html

money.cnn.com From gamified learning to "flipped classrooms" where students do homeworks at schools and lessons at home, these are some of the most innovative schools in America.

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Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

http://www.creativitypost.com/psychology/which_character_strengths_are_most_predictive_of_well_being

creativitypost.com Positive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman sheds light on which human psychological strengths and virtues are most predictive of well-being. If you seek high well-being, your best bets are gratitude and love of learning!

[09/11/15]   Having fun with Algebra with our 7th graders!

[08/26/15]   Welcome back, elementary and middle schoolers! We are ready with fun and educational activities and can't wait to see you all for the 2015-2016 school year!

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