7-8 Learning Center

7th Stocks & Schedule for next Two Weeks

Dear 7th Parents- The fun for the 7th graders while the 8th graders are gone has just begun! Today students began learning to play the UKULELE for “La Bamba,” began drafting a reflection on our their altered MONOPOLY Game, and prepared for tomorrow’s opening day of our STOCK SIMULATION.  (More on this below! PARENT INVOLVEMENT ENCOURAGED!)  Tomorrow will be more of the same plus learning about the GREAT MIGRATION of African-Americans towards northern opportunities between…

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AJAX ACES Trip TOMORROW!

Dear students and parents: A reminder that we’ll be trying again to get up to the top of Ajax to explore and learn snow science with ACES. (Hoping third time will be a charm!) PLEASE COME DRESSED FOR A BIG DAY IN THE COLD & SNOW, including a SACK LUNCH & Water Bottle.  WEAR GEAR THAT WILL KEEP YOU WARM & DRY (no cotton).  WEAR BOOTS THAT WILL FIT INSIDE A SNOWSHOE BINDING. Thanks and…

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Completing Essay Outlines NOW

Dear parents- Thursday was a rough day to miss as students would have had time to work with me to ensure they at least had a working thesis statement and most of their outlines completed for their essays, if not 1st drafts of most of the body paragraphs.  I spoke with students earlier in the week as well as reminded each of the students present at the Ski-a-thon about the importance of completing their outline…

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Ski-a-thon Fundraiser Information

7th & 8th Grade Learning Center Carbondale Community School P.O. Box 365 Carbondale, Colorado 81623 970-963-9647 January 19, 2017   Dear 5th – 8th Grade Parents,   Our 16th Annual Ski-a-thon is coming up! The Ski-a-thon is a ski/snowboard “race” at Buttermilk Ski Area on Tiehack, in Aspen, involving 5th – 8th Graders at Carbondale Community School. It serves as a major fundraiser for the 8th Grade Spring Trip, as well as 7th Grade Outdoor Ed…

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Drafting Opinion Paragraph TONIGHT

Dear 7th/8th Parents- As we begin focusing this month on persuasive & expository writing, students will be having mini-lessons on various elements of this type of essay (e.g. using quotes as evidence, introductions, conclusions, etc.).  We began today with paragraphs, and read an opinion article about Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the National Anthem. All students have the assignment of drafting a 6-7 sentence paragraph in which they take a strong opinion on ANY topic (as…

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