Friday, November 4, 2016

Rich Mathematical Tasks also Teach Collaboration & Communication

Students in pre K through 5th grade are engaging in rich mathematical tasks.  Such tasks tend to be more open ended, meaning they encourage students to use and share multiple ideas, methods and perspectives.  They also often involve students problem solving together.  In addition to fostering critical thinking, these tasks are natural opportunities for students to develop their ability to communicate and collaborate.  Through discussions, students justify their own thinking and clarify others' approaches.  They are also working together to test others' ideas.  This was evident when fifth graders worked together to find the volume of their classroom.

Thanksgiving Feast & New Celebrations of Learning

We celebrate Thanksgiving as a larger school community by hosting a Thanksgiving feast for students and their families.  Our feast will be held on Wednesday, November 16.  The cost per parent and sibling is $4.00 per person.  You are able make a reservation online now by clicking here.  Gold Rush students will pay using their lunch accounts.  Please bring your printed receipt as your meal ticket . 

This year we are inviting families to the classroom 30 minutes prior to their feast time to celebrate their child's learning.  Some of students' work will showcase learning they've done using their own technology device.


Upcoming Events
* November 1: Open Enrollment opens- click here for link
* November 8: No School - Voting Day / Teacher Professional Development
* November 16: Digger's Family Feast - Tickets are on sale now- Click here for details
* November 14-18: Book Fair
* November 21-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break
* November 30: Cimarron Middle School Parent Orientation/Coffee Talk @ 8:00AM

Canned Food Drive
We are so excited at the amount of food that students have brought in for the canned food drive!  All of our donations benefit the Parker Task Force.  Let's see how much more we can get in our final week!

Electronic Thursday Folder
GRE Book Fair is Coming! Volunteers Needed!
            -Click here for flyer
            -Follow this link to sign up to volunteer at the Book Fair!
Legend High School 8th Annual Craft Fair
            -Click here for flyer
GRE Canned Food Drive- Oct 24- Nov 11
            -Click here for flyer
GRE Digger’s Family Feast- Nov 16
            -Click here to register online
            -Click here to volunteer
Once Upon A December Boutique
            -Click here for Craft Fair Flyer
DCSD Community Night with The Avs!
            -Click here for flyer
Field Trip Information
            -If your class has an upcoming field trip, please click on our Field Trip Link to sign up!
Denver Center for the Performing Arts Events
            -"A Christmas Carol"  
            -Sun., Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m.  OR  Thurs., Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
            -"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Musical"  
            -Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11:00 a.m.  (Ticket availability limited)
            -"Finding Neverland"  
            -Friday, Dec. 30 at 2:00 p.m.  (Ticket availability limited)