Aspen Community School

6 Chicks Pick up Sticks

6 Chicks…Pick up Sticks… Highlights: Six chicks hatched! Our best brood yet… we will name them Monday and say goodbye to them mid-week. See photos of Ks holding chicks  here !   Field Trip to The Aspen Farm Collective (Formerly Aspen TREE) We had a great day learning about goats, chickens, eggs, planting in the spring vs. harvesting in the fall, bees, etc. Take a look here !   Spring Hike! We hiked up to the top of Chris’s Hill! What fun and […]

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Apres Horwarts

Apres Hogwarts! Amazing owls and stars! Highlights: The movie was a hit! What else is there to say?  Literacy: Reading: New Snap Words – come, too, love, are  Phonics focus: having fun playing with sounds in poetry Independent Reading: Using lots of sticky notes to find WOW pages, feelings of characters, proof of fiction/nonfiction, etc.  Writing: Wrapped up How-To, starting opinion or persuasive writing!  Math: Wrapping up with Unit 8! The focus of this unit […]

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Getting Ready for Hogwarts!

Getting Ready for Hogwarts! *See email for photos! Highlights: We have started the musical process! We are singing with the Ks in art class and regular class. We are studying the lyrics as a new poetry reading unit called “Avid Poetry Readers”. We went to see where our scene will be filmed – stars and owls will be ready to go soon! Literacy: Reading: New Snap Words – say, day, play  Phonics focus: long sound […]

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Looking back & then forward

If you could go back one year ago and give yourself advice, what would it be? This month marks the one year anniversary of COVID-19’s arrival. Looking back at emails and calendar appointments from this span of time just a year ago, I am not going to lie, a little post traumatic stress arises…but is quickly quelled by an enormous feeling of pride. Pride in our community, our hardworking supportive parents, our unrelenting passionate teachers, […]

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Nordic Day #4!

NORDIC DAY #4! Highlights: We had a fun morning skiing with a small group from the Rio Grande off of Stevens Street, until we were almost across from the airport!  Click here for more photos of the day.  Literacy: Reading: New Snap Words – how, you, am, did; Phonics focus: vowels Independent Reading: Remember to use snap word power to help you read – sometimes a snap word can have an ending. For example “look” can change […]

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