Archive for November, 2017

Happy Forever???

Happy Forever???

  Want to be happier, right away? Give to others. A Harvard Business school study suggests that giving to others is directly correlated with an increased sense of happiness. It’s true. When we go beyond ourselves and support someone else, we feel great and the world gets just a touch better. This is a message we send to our students. This year ACS kids have raised over $500 for Veterans and over $600 for Huston…

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Personal Health and Healthy Choices

Personal Health and Healthy Choices

This next three weeks, the fifth through eighth grade students are learning about personal health and healthy choices. This time has previously been used to discuss and practice social interaction skills in mixed-age groups, but for this brief unit Garry will be teaching the 7th/8th grade boys, and Christina Lacroix will be teaching the 7th/8th grade girls in small groups. Our discussion topics will include: Puberty: Physical changes, hygiene, and brain development. Relationships: What is…

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Pakistani Pen Pals visit CCS!

Dear 7/8 parents- We’re very excited that seven students and six adults from Pakistan, including four previous participants in the Global Kid Connect pen pal program will be visiting CCS this Wednesday! The timing for this is excellent.  Our students are researching current events tonight so that they can comment upon them tomorrow as they compose their third letter to their pen pals! Below is our tentative schedule. **Please note that if your child is…

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Gratitude

Gratitude

This past week the focus was on gratitude. After hearing two different books called Giving Thanks the Ks talked about what they were grateful for. Then they wrote and illustrated their ideas. Many of the Ks wrote that they were grateful for family, friends, pets, the moon, trees, and the stars. They Ks also happily made cards for Jim stating what they appreciated about him. They said that they liked Jim because “he listens to…

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Happy Break!

Happy Break!

Hello 1/2 Families! Welcome back to the blog – we took at week off since we had the opportunity to speak with you all in person on Thursday and Friday, 11/8 and 11/9. Thank you all so much for attending your child’s conferences with them!  We enjoyed getting to meet with you all and have your child share their goals and accomplishments! We are so proud of all of our students and the hard work…

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