Articles by: Shelle de Beque

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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And We’re Back!

And We’re Back!

Welcome back. We hope you all had a wonderful week with your children. We spent our first week back re-adjusting to our normal schedule, reflecting on The Big Event and reporting on our spring break experiences. Literacy update: Second grade book clubs are reading The Mixed Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler, a Readers Theater entitled The Emperor’s New Suit and Junie B. Jones – Cheater Pants. We’re also working on knowing how to punctuate…

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The Big Event

The Big Event

Sun, sun, sun – here it comes. A huge thank you to all the parents who made costumes, coordinated costumes, helped with set creation and tear down, helped with make-up, helped backstage, helped park cars, brought snacks, helped with concessions, practiced lines with your children and made this amazing production happen. We could not do it without you.     Angie and I hope you have a wonderful and rejuvenating spring break. When we return…

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