Archive for January, 2018

Happy Long Weekend!

Happy Long Weekend!

Air, water…sunshine? You always start your letters at the top! And the survey says…more 1st graders would like to be mahi mahi fish than butterflies. Dancing for PE! Hello 1/2 Families! Happy weekend! We had a great week in the 1-2 Learning Center full of exploration, sharing, laughter, and learning.  We began the week again with Mindfulness Monday and a focus on compassion and empathy.  What is it to have empathy?  What is it to…

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Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year, families. Everyone in the 3-4 Learning center wishes you a happy and healthy 2018. We have a special field trip coming up on January 19th from 11:45-2:30 where we will visit the Aspen Art Museum. Lunch is included with that field trip- so don’t send a lunch next Friday.  With the new year we have some new units starting up, read on to find out more. This week we began a study…

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Independent Project

We will be sending our kids into an increasingly complex world which demands abstract thinking, creativity, decision making, accountability, and interpersonal skills, in addition to the hard skills of math, reading, writing, and communicating. With this in mind, schools are evolving to teach a broader skill set. Our current Language Arts unit is designed accordingly. Our all-school dance (Celebrate the Beat) is starting next week, and students are working on a Language Arts project based…

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2018 Is Off And Running!

2018 Is Off And Running!

♥ Happy weekend, everyone! ♥ Happy 2018, and welcome back to school. What a treat to see all of your children’s smiles this week as we listened to stories about wonderful Winter Break adventures. READING UPDATE: Book boxes have been filled with “good fit” books, new independent reading spots are scattered across the classroom, reading stamina is being flexed, and we are diving into reading groups. Whole group instruction in Daily 5 is a blend…

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Yay, It snowed!

Yay, It snowed!

Highlights: It snowed on Saturday!  Please be sure your child has an entire set of winter gear so he/she can have fun at recess and stay warm and healthy. On Monday afternoon before winter break, Zander Tekus brought in a large amount of cookie dough for the Ks. Continuing our kindness theme, the Ks made enough cookies for the whole school. After they made sweet appreciation cards, the Ks delivered cookies and cards to the…

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