Archive for September, 2017

22 Days of School

22 Days of School

Happy weekend, everyone! Can you believe we’ve only been in school for 22 days (18 in-classroom days plus the assessment week)? We’re on our way to a super successful fun-filled year! READING UPDATE: Strategies:  What do you do when you get to an unknown word?  Use a strategy!  Your reader has been practicing the strategy of “chunking letters and sounds together” to decode unfamiliar words.  For example, the word alligator can be broken into smaller chunks and…

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It’s fall and the forts are open!

It’s fall and the forts are open!

9/29 Upcoming Dates:    October 4th: 3-4 El Tioga (proceeds to support lowering cost of upcoming experiential trip to Denver) October 6th: All School BBQ 5:30-7:30 October 10-13:  Denver Field Trip Announcements: Next week’s snack person is:  Soren! Denver cost is $275 due Oct. 6th.  You can send in a check or pay with credit card with Cindy. The school is now collecting BoxTops for Education!   With Gratitude:   Thank you, Mia and family,…

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Harvest September 28, 2017

Harvest September 28, 2017

Building Community, Cross-Curricular learning and Supporting Others On Thursday, The Kindergarten class sponsored the annual harvest El Tioga. For those new to our community El Tioga is the name we give when a learning center puts on a lunch for the entire school and uses the proceeds for a particular class project. The Harvest El Tioga is special because it combines many of the elements we hold sacred at ACS.  Learning about what it takes…

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ACS Gets the Blues

ACS Gets the Blues

  On Wednesday, New Orleans performer, educator, artist, storyteller and blues man Spencer Bohren spent the day at school. Spencer used his mastery of storytelling, skills as a musician/historian to hold our community in a blues infused spell. The 5-8 students enjoyed a 60 minute history of American music which traced the evolution of a single song from its conception as a slave chant all the way to Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones and beyond.…

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Early Hominids take over 7/8 classroom, Caverns Sales Continue, Walk/Bike to School Oct 4th

Early Hominids take over 7/8 classroom, Caverns Sales Continue, Walk/Bike to School Oct 4th

. After learning about five different early hominids (homo habilis, erectus, neanderthalis & sapiens), students acted scenes to teach their peers about the special capabilities of each group. We have MORE CAVERNS TICKETS available for kids to take and sell over the weekend.  In addition to the CCS community and your friends & neighbors, please consider other groups & neighborhoods in which to sell.  It would be great to try the high schools, CRMS, professional…

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