Cotopaxi Early Learning Center starts their day with the help of the Wellness Team’s “Wellness Sticks”! Each day children are selected to “draw” a stick out of the cup. Each stick has some type of movement activity written on it and the whole class participates. It gets our bodies ready to learn for the day!
about 2 years ago, Cotopaxi Early Learning Center
One of the wellness sticks is “your choice”-do the kiddos look like they are chickens?
“Grab” a partner and dance until you “freeze”!  Music and movement are a very important part of a preschoolers day!
Preschoolers can walk like a crab-can you?
Recognizing the text structure an author has used to communicate information is an effective way for readers to increase and deepen their understanding of nonfiction text. Last week, Mrs. Schoech's middle school readers learned how to identify the five different methods authors use to structure their writing. Afterwards, they participated in a "Gallery Walk" where they were asked to read ten different nonfiction articles and look for the key words, phrases, and patterns the authors used in order to discern the article's structure. Working in small groups enabled them to share their thinking, consider different perspectives, and problem solve to embed this higher level thinking skill.
about 2 years ago, Mrs. Schoech/Reading & Language Arts
Students work together to read and identify key words and patterns to discern an article's text structure.
Working collaboratively allows students to share their thinking.
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about 2 years ago, School Counselor
Seniors...less than 3 months until graduation! A few important items to keep in mind: 1. Spring is coming and you may be tempted to slack off. Keep pushing, stay focused and finish the year STRONG! 2. Service Hours- due to Mrs. Christensen by MAY 20th! This is a graduation requirement. No hours = no diploma! 3. If collegebound- keep in close contact with the admissions office and Financial Aid office. Make sure they have all the necessary documents from you and that you aren't missing crucial timelines. 4. SCHOLARSHIPS- click this link for Mrs. C's current Scholarship List!
about 2 years ago, School Counselor
This week first graders had a class debate on which is the better pet, cats or dogs? Students stated their opinions and then gave reasons to support them. Which do you think is the better pet, cats or dogs?
about 2 years ago, First Grade
High school and middle school science students researched, designed, and built aluminum foil boats to see how many pennies they would hold before sinking. We studied different types of forces and the importance of research and design in building new things.
about 2 years ago, Science teacher
High school art students spent several class periods working on stipple drawings. Stippling uses tiny dots in place of lines and shading. The more dots in an area, the darker the value created.
about 2 years ago, Cotopaxi Art Department
HS Art Stipple Drawings
about 2 years ago, Cotopaxi Consolidated Schools
The Eighth Grade Shop class had a blast putting this chair stand together! This will help organize and transport our pirate cushion seats!
about 2 years ago, Natasha Davis
The fourth grade class is trying to make equivalent fractions and also convert fractions to decimals. Then, they need to be able to find out how decimals are related to percent. Since 1/2 =.5, doesn't that also =50%, yes!! Still practicing!!
about 2 years ago, Maryellen Munday
The Cotopaxi Early Learning Center (Preschool) students have been exploring science by looking at their shadows. We read the story “Punxsutawney Phil” then explored our own shadows out on the playground. Each day as we walk from the buses to the preschool, the kids notice their shadows and say “they look tall like giraffes “.
about 2 years ago, Cotopaxi Early Learning Center
Walking around the playground the kids see their shadow!
Mauro points to his shadow.
Grace found her shadow.
Wow! Look at how tall my shadow is!
Immunization Laws for filing a NONMEDICAL EXEMPTION are changing for the 2021-2022 school year. There will be two ways to file a nonmedical exemption. 1. File the certificate of nonmedical exemption WITH a signature from an immunizing provider, OR 2. File the certificate or nonmedical exemption received upon the completion of the online education module that can be found at the link listed below. Parents of students in grades K-12 claiming a nonmedical exemption must file one annually. Please see the link for further information and downloadable forms.
about 2 years ago, Debbie Eggleston
For the past few weeks, the sophomore and freshmen English classes have been combing through history in order to dive into their new novel studies. The sophomores have researched information about the Russian Revolution to prepare for their novel Animal Farm by George Orwell. Furthermore, the freshmen have rigorously explored the background of World War II and the Holocaust so they are ready to read Elie Wiesel's memoir Night. Both classes will be reading and discussing various topics and themes tied to these novels for the remainder of the month. The best part of teaching these novels is seeing the students' critical thinking processes. They make connections and find relevance in reading these two pieces.
about 2 years ago, Tiffany Coleman - CHS English
In Kindergarten today, we pulled out the playdough! We used the playdough in Math to shape our numbers. This is a fun and creative way we can reinforce the students learning!
about 2 years ago, Kindergarten Class
Playdough math!
February is the month of love and kindness! Whether it be Valentine's Day or National Random Acts of Kindness Day (Feb. 17), we are reminded to show some love, to care for others, and to spread some joy! Check out these links for some fun and easy things to do to help bring happiness to others!
about 2 years ago, School Counselor
Be Kind
Composition students have started analyzing famous Blues and Pop songs, and will soon start analyzing Jazz and Classical compositions!
about 2 years ago, Taylor Ouzts
music theory
Mrs. Gasseling's first-grade class has been working on learning easy math facts and double math facts. Such as 1+3, 3+7, 2+2, and 5+5. They have been playing a game rolling the dice to learn how to add quickly.
about 2 years ago, Stephanie Gasseling
Our World History class has been researching Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire. The group of students shown here has been given a research task on Genghis Khan.
about 2 years ago, Ryan Christensen
World History
For Valentine's Day, third graders wrote a letter to a loved one or a friend telling them how much they mean to them. When they were done writing and editing their piece, they cut out hearts and wrote their final copies on the heart. We then laminated them so that their loved ones can keep them for a long time. 
about 2 years ago, Middle School Language Arts
Valentine's Day hearts
Mrs. Schoech's Language Arts classes have been working on mastering the Parts of Speech. Last week, during the adverbs unit, they played a game called "Adverb Antics." Pairs of students randomly picked an action and an adverb. They were then challenged to act them out while the rest of the class tried to guess what they were doing. The kinesthetic movement, coupled with their understanding verbs and adverbs, helped to solidify their understanding of the concept.
about 2 years ago, Mrs. Schoech/Reading & Language Arts
Justice Guthrie and Dylan Bond are acting out their verb and adverb while Kelsey Teter and Erica Loyo work to guess  that they are "weirdly changing a light bulb."