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Indoor Activities For Any Day:

While maintaining a proper school schedule is important while we are all at home, scheduling crafts and family activities is just as essential. We have come up with a few fun and unique activities to keep your whole family engaged, through rain or shine: 

  1. Zoom around in cardboard race cars. This is both a craft and a fun activity. You can find the instructions here
  2. Do an air dry clay craft. Make tea light holders, bowls for the cereal or soup you’ll have for dinner, earrings and more. 
  3. Print out some family photos, hand make and decorate some frames and hang them up around the house.
  4. Build a crazy fort for movie night!
  5. Rearrange your furniture with the kids.
  6. Have a car-wash if it’s sunny out. 
  7. Build a LEGO city. 
  8. Make dinner with a creative recipe you’ve never tried out before. 
  9. Make a list of goals for before and after quarantine with the kids.
  10. Get gardening with the family.

Here at Delphi Boston we would love to know what kinds of activities you and your family are filling your days with. Share the fun memories you are making with us on our Facebook Page. 


At-Home Learning Tips!

Recently, our lives have become still and hectic at the same time. It’s a contradiction that we are all experiencing. Because of this, maintaining a solid schedule with your kids when it comes to their school work can be more difficult than you may have anticipated. It’s a new experience for all of us, and here at Delphi Boston we want to make sure that you and your family are making the best out of this confusing time as possible. Our team has come up with a few tips on managing your kids at home:

 

  1. Make a Schedule.
    This may be a simple tip, but it can completely change the way you are managing days at home. Come up with a schedule which you and your family are excited about. Get creative with it and make each day new and different, filled with exciting possibilities. It’s important that your kids know what to expect through the day and the week so that they have things to look forward to and to work hard towards.

  2. Have Morning Meetings.
    This is a great point in the day to go over the schedule, discuss how yesterday went and do some morning warm ups/stretches. This will get your kids ready to get started on what lies ahead.

  3. Schedule Zoom Calls.
    Schedule times for your kids to get on zoom calls with their favorite teachers at school. This is a great opportunity for the teachers to get an update on how your kids are doing and what they are learning. It will also offer up a bit more motivation for your kids to get things done before the zoom call.

  4. Use the Internet/School Resources.
    Find out if your school is producing any online classes or zoom lessons so that your kids can join in on an activity with a group. If this is unavailable, there are plenty of online resources available with free classes that your kids can attend. You might even schedule your very own zoom call with other parents so that their kids can join in on the class with your family.

  5. Feed and Water your Kids Often.
    Snack time is a must when it comes to working with kids. Put break times through your daily schedule for breaks so that your kids can get a healthy snack before getting back to work. This will not only keep them productive, but in a good mood!

We hope that some of these tips are helpful on your journey. If you have any questions about how Delphi Boston is handling distance learning, don’t hesitate to contact us directly through our website! Happy learning! 


New Activities to Explore While Social-Distancing:

Staying productive is a key way to stay happy in any situation throughout life. With lots of time on our hands it’s even more important that we stay productive, especially with your kiddos. Here are a few activities we felt might be a fun way to stay productive while social-distancing: 

 

  1. Take a walk and explore your neighborhood. This is a great way to get outside, see the sun and experience something new. Head out with your family and try and play a game of spotting things you hadn’t noticed before inside your neighborhood. If you are close to a local grocery store, walk over with your family to pick up supplies for dinner.

  2. This leads us to our next activity: trying out a new recipe. After you’ve gone to a local grocery store with the family and picked up supplies for dinner, try out a recipe you haven’t been able to make before, and get the whole family involved!

  3. Build a fort and have a movie marathon. This is the perfect time to build forts with the kiddos. Turn your whole living room into the perfect hideout and hunker down to watch some of your favorite classics which the kids have never seen.

  4. Clean out closets and get items ready to give to charity. Spring is here, and we don’t want to miss out on the perfect opportunity to spring clean our homes. Start with the closets. Find clothing/toys you and your family don’t need or want anymore and get things ready to donate to charity.

  5. Garden outside. This is another great way to ensure that you and your family are getting outside as much as possible. Clean up the yard with kids while playing music. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore a new skill while being outdoors.

Try out these activities and more; the possibilities are endless. We would love to hear about how you and your family are staying productive during this time! Share your activities with us on the Delphi Boston Facebook page. We look forward to hearing about all the fun activities you are exploring!


Spreading Happiness:

April was a tough month for many people across the globe. We are all feeling the negative effects of the Coronavirus in many different ways. While good health comes first, we felt that spreading a bit of happiness and positive thoughts through our community would do good as well. How can one spread happiness during this dark time? It can start with the simplest of actions:

 

  1. Send a virtual hug to family and friends. You can do this through sending a text, an Instagram video or by FaceTiming. It’ll bring some light into yours and another’s life! 
  2. If you are able, go grocery shopping for an elderly or disabled person/family in your neighborhood. Not only is this helping to save trips to the grocery store, but making life easier for your neighbors. Leave a personal message in the groceries when you deliver them to the family to brighten their day even more! 
  3. Send a ‘thinking of you’ message to family and friends. This is a great way to keep those around you sane and happy during these times. It always feels good to know that someone is thinking of you! 
  4. Create art pieces with your kiddos and send them to friends and family along with a personalized message to make their days!  

We know times are tough, but adding actions into your day that spread joy and positivity to your family and friends’ life can do more good than you may realize. 

 

Stay healthy and stay happy! We will get through this together! 


Black History Month at Delphi Boston

March is just beginning, making us think back to all of the wonderful educational experiences that went on here at Delphi Boston during the course of February. 

One highlight we wanted to share was our celebration of Black History Month. We spent the month diving into and learning about the people that have been an important part of the stories which make up black history. 

We ended the month with some wonderful student presentations as well as a few visits from some very impressive heroes, forever reminded to, “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” —Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut. 

It was certainly an exciting month that our students loved taking part in. We are looking forward to what new experiences March holds.

Be sure to stay updated on our exciting adventures by checking in on our monthly blog posts as well as our daily Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts! Here’s to another wonderful month. 


What Makes Delphi Boston Different?

Delphi Academy of Boston has a different method of teaching and studying than any other school. But what is it exactly that makes our school so different?

 

Starting in the Lower School, students are doing independent study guides (checksheets) such as; Measure a Foot, Globes, Clay Person, Continents, Grow a Plant, Address an Envelope, Making Invitations and Thank You Notes, Flat Shapes, and more. There are sixteen of these guides. These study guides are for 5, 6 and 7-year-old students. 

 

Throughout the Lower, Elementary and Middle School programs, students continue studying independently with an increasing gradient of subjects and their difficulty levels. They learn at their own pace which allows them to take the time they need to totally comprehend subjects. 

 

Not only are students studying at their own pace through an independent program, but we see everyday that they are truly excited to be learning while getting validated for knowing the information upon examination in Standards. They have a chance to see just how fun studying can be through practically applying data they learn in order to showcase to others and themselves that they can understand any subject they have the desire to explore. 

 

This is just a brief highlight of how different and incredible our school is. Schedule a tour today to see if our unique program is right for your child! We are excited to hear from you. 


Delphi Boston Adventures!

Every day here at Delphi Boston is a new adventure. Whether that’s through the discovery of new lands in a story book, experiencing new ways to practically apply subjects to life or seeing unique sights while on one of our exciting field trips: there is always something new and exciting that our students are exploring. Here are a few fun activities to look out for this month on our social media accounts:

On February 6th we will be taking our Elementary and Middle School students to the Wheelock Family Theater to see the play Little Women. This will give a chance for our students to experience the selflessness demonstrated from the characters in this play as well as a brief view into a different time period. 

On February 20th the Lower School will be visited by Barn Babies giving our students the chance to experience some absolutely adorable animals, extending their reality of care into other dynamics of life. 

On February 28th we will have an all-school Friday dress up day! This will give our students a chance to dress professionally in order to get a fun taste of how they might dress while applying for jobs or going to work later on in life. It’ll give a chance to dream up what their future jobs might look like and where they may want to end up working as young adults. 

Stay tuned for updates through February. We are excited to explore new adventures with you this next month!


Our New Music Program!

Here at Delphi Boston, we love introducing our students to new and exciting learning experiences. This January we decided to take a new approach to our music program by hiring a new and full-time music teacher: Mr. Bret.

With a growing student body, we are able to expand the reaches of our programs in ways we could have only imagined in past years! We are beyond excited for the doors this new program will open up for our bright students.

Make sure to follow our Instagram and Facebook pages to stay up to date on what is happening in our school!


Delphi Boston 2019 memories!

With the New Year in full swing and this semester just beginning, here at Delphi Boston, we realized just how incredible 2019 was! We are beyond excited for 2020, but before we fly through it, here are some of our favorite moments from the last year:

Students at Delphi Boston learn not just reading and writing but essential skills for success: collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and innovation. Here’s to another great year filled with learning and excitement! We can’t wait to share it with you.


Exciting Announcement!

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Delphi Boston has a very exciting announcement… This January we will be starting a new preschool classroom!

The new preschool classroom will help to increase our enrollment by potentially ten students. 

We are so excited for Ms. Pam’s return to Delphi Academy as a preschool teacher. Ms. Pam worked here about 15 years ago.  She decided to open her own daycare, which she ran for 15 years in her home.  She has a very strong love for Delphi and over the years has referred 18 children to our school.

Preschool is an essential part of a child’s education where we as educators have a chance to help build a basic foundation in reading, math, writing and even learning to use a pencil correctly.  They have a lot of fun learning songs, dancing and creating beautiful art projects.  They also participate in physical education every day.

We are very excited to share this expansion with you and we can’t wait to see you and your children experiencing the new classroom this coming semester!




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