Aspen Community School

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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Wow! It’s winter break!

12/20 We hope you all have a wonderful winter break with extra time to relax and good times with friends and family!   We are looking forward to many exciting things coming up next semester in the 3-4 and at ACS… a couple weeks of Celebrate the Beat (an all-school dance creation), nordic skiing (hopeful for a lot more snow), reading book clubs, writing persuasive arguments, fractions and geometry in math, the amazing all-school play…

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