Articles by: Shelle de Beque

A Four-Day Week Packed with Learning and Fun

A Four-Day Week Packed with Learning and Fun

It was only four days but, wow, were they were busy. We started out the week with some magic play-doh. It was white at the beginning and the legend is that if it changes color as it is kneaded and squished, it will be a fantastic year. And, what do you know? Everyone’s play-doh changed color, even Angie’s and mine! We also did some team-building activities with each other like trying to build the tallest…

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Welcome

Welcome

Hello 1-2 Families, We are excited to welcome our new first graders to the 1-2 Learning Center and are looking forward to reconnecting with the second graders, as well as welcoming new students Chloe and Finn to the Second Grade. The first day of school is Monday, August 27 at 8:10am. The students will come in the doors by the Concrete Pad when the bell rings and meet in the Central Area for a Welcome…

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Outdoor Ed at Snowmass Falls Ranch – It truly does take a village

Outdoor Ed at Snowmass Falls Ranch – It truly does take a village

  Our Outdoor Ed trip was amazing. Thank you to all who made it happen: the Bob Perry Family and the Fales family who allowed us to use their ranch; the parents who showed up to load, set up and take down equipment, help with food preparation and serving, apply sunscreen and supervise kids; Angie’s Dad, Greg Bovee, for teaching the kids how to be responsible anglers; and, of course the bus drivers. We hiked,…

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Spring Outdoor Ed, Caterpillars and Chrysallises

Spring Outdoor Ed, Caterpillars and Chrysallises

We can hardly believe that it’s mid-May already. Whew! Thanks to all the parents who helped with our last El Tioga of the year and to all those who have helped with previous El Tiogas. The money from El Tioga helps with the costs of Outdoor Ed and other special activities. We truly appreciate your help. Outdoor Ed – the basics (see the email packet from May 4 for details): Pack check is on Monday.…

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Growth Mindset and Earth Day Haiku

Growth Mindset and Earth Day Haiku

  Growth Mindset We have talked about learning from our mistakes and taking accountability. We’ve talked about why we continue to enjoy playing games even when we don’t win. A growth mindset can help kids be willing to try new things, stick with tasks that are difficult, push themselves to do their best work and believe in themselves and their ability to learn. We will continue to incorporate a growth mindset into our daily curriculum.…

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