Archive for February, 2018

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Highlights: Gung Hay Fat Choy! Thanks to Mike and Kathy Yang, the Ks learned about Chinese New Year. After Mike read and showed the illustrations from a picture book called Chinese New Year, Cece, Kathy and Mike gave every K a bag of red and gold beads to make a bracelet. The red and gold colors stand for good luck, happiness, and prosperity.  Another highlight was watching the Ks sweetly exchange Valentine cards. There were…

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Snowshoeing, Arcade Building, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School and Big Event Choice!

Snowshoeing, Arcade Building, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School and Big Event Choice!

It seems like we say this every week but last week was the busiest by far. On Monday, we rode the gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain to go snowshoeing with ACES. It was cold and windy but the ACES instructors kept us all moving while talking about winter animal habitats. After lunch, Cary from the Aspen Mountain Ski Patrol talked to us about skier safety. She even allowed Greta to set off the…

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Getting Back Into the Swing of Things!

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things!

♥ Happy Friday, everyone! ♥ We are attempting to going to get back into our regularly-scheduled weekly update blog habit. Thanks for your patience over the past few weeks. The time just flew right by! READING UPDATE: We finished our whole-class read aloud, Beryl: A Pig’s Tale. What a story! Be sure to check in with your first or second grader about this tale of friendship, of hardship, of families, and of inclusion. We highly recommend it!…

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See you at the Hoedown!

2/16 It’s the week of the Hoedown! What’s Happenin’ Throughout Celebrate the Beat practice our kids were writing books about famous artists. They built their books using google docs. They practiced typing, learned to format documents, imported pictures, changed fonts, built and typed in tables, and learned about digital editing and collaboration. Their books are beautiful! They also contain lots of colorful images that would be quite taxing on our printing systems to print them…

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