Articles by: Hilary Gross

First Week in the 5-6!

First Week in the 5-6!

Happy Friday! The 5th and 6th graders had a productive first week back at school after outdoor ed. Students got back into routines in math, language arts, art, and music, as well as a science, social studies, and health rotation. We moved into brand new lockers, and students learned their new schedules. We also started mixed 5-8 advisory groups after lunch where we are focusing on creating a positive school culture. Additionally, 5th and 6th…

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5th Grade Outdoor Ed Trip

5th Grade Outdoor Ed Trip

We had a great trip up by Chapman Reservoir this past week. We started off with a informative program provided by the Roaring Fork Conservancy the first day. Once in camp, we played games, swam in the lake did various hikes, Hillary F. came up and did a mini chair building activity, rafted down the Roaring Fork River,  and much more. We spend evenings around the campfire talking about middle school and other great topics.…

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6th Grade Outdoor Ed Trip

6th Grade Outdoor Ed Trip

We’re back to school this week after a challenging and fun outdoor ed trip! We hiked to a beautiful lake just below Midway Pass, carried snow fence down from Mountain Boy, spent a day rock climbing, and worked together to cook and camp as a group. We also spent time exploring our campsite, hiked to Lost Man Reservoir, completed a chair-building art project with Hilary F., and played lots of group games with Sabre. Our…

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Happy Summer!

Happy Summer!

golf    Click on the link to see that Aspen Junior Golf sign up We spent the last few days wrapping up an eventful year in the 5-6! Yesterday, students spent the morning at Aspen Golf Club (Sing up sheet for Aspen Junior Golf attached to this post) as a culmination of their PE golfing unit then returned to school in time for Arts Choice. Today, we reflected with writing and all school meetings, cleaned lockers and…

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5-6 Language Arts Update

This semester, I’ve been impressed by the effort of the 5-6 students in Language Arts. They are a classroom of passionate readers, and they have been curiously diving into Nonfiction Research Projects. Below is an update on our current unit, schedule, and homework. Current Unit: This year in 5-6 Language Arts, we have been using the Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing workshop curriculum. This semester, we continue with a Nonfiction Research Project. Students have chosen topics…

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