Carbondale Community School

The Two Sounds of C

The Two Sounds of C

/k/ will be spelled with a “c” when followed by “a,” “o,” “u,” and consonants Ex:  Cat, Cop, Cut, Clip “c” will say /s/ when followed by “e,” “i,” or “y.”  Ex:  Center City had a Cyclone

8th Grade Debates Removal of Confederate Monuments

“There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence of it.” -Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, who recently ordered the removal of four statues of Confederate Generals. After preparing all week, the 8th grade just completed a heated debate about whether or not monuments to Confederate leaders and soldiers should be removed.  Executive Director Michael Hayes attended and asked some great questions when they’d finished.  Students made some extremely interesting points, including whether…

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Outdoor Ed Itinerary

Rifle Falls Itinerary 3-4 Outdoor Ed.       September 26-28     Rifle Falls State Park   Here’s our rough itinerary, as it stands now. (This is flexible and subject to change as needed.)   Friday, Sept 22: All personal gear due at school for gear check.   Tuesday, Sept 26: Morning: 8:10 Arrive school *Bring a sack lunch* – Pack Bus – Depart for Rifle Falls Campground – Arrive at Rifle Falls, Set up camp Afternoon: -Lunch -Explore, journals, free time…

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Pakistani Pen Pals Now, Glenwood Caverns Upcoming

Dear 7 & 8 Parents- 1.  This fall our students will be participating in a digital Pen Pal program called “Global Kid Connect” with students who attend reduced fee schools in Pakistan run by the Marshall Direct Fund. This will coincide with our study this year of Ancient & Medieval world cultures and religions, including the beginnings and spread of Islam. Students will exchange at least four letters between now and December break, allowing them…

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CCS Students Exhibit Compassion and Agency

CCS Students Exhibit Compassion and Agency

Overcoming challenges can lead to greater compassion and agency. Agency has many definitions. When we say students have agency, we are utilizing this noun to describe a person through which power is exerted or an end is achieved (Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary). I witnessed students utilizing their agency to summit Mt. Sopris last week, and it made me think:   Students are overcoming challenges ALL THE TIME, big and small, each and every day, and quite frequently with the…

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Week Two is all about learning routines

Week Two is all about learning routines

Hello 1-2 Families, We are enjoying getting to know your children and we are all starting to settle into our daily routines here in the 1-2 Learning Center. Ask your child about: Our Book of the Week, Giraffes Can’t Dance. What helped Gerald learn to dance What makes words rhyme? (They sound the same at the end!) Talking about and then writing our intentions for our handprint flags. When to use capital letters and when…

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