The 8th grade American History class has done an exceptional job on their new project, the Andrew Jackson Fight Card! A Fight Card is a poster advertising a boxing match between two opponents. The American History class featured Andrew Jackson versus an assigned opponent. They worked in pairs to create the Fight Card and present it to the rest of the class!
Second grade is smiling and shining! Students have been developing models of the earth's surface and used it to discover an important principle about how rivers work. Students took turns using a spray bottle to make rain fall on their paper models of mountains to observe patterns of how water and rivers flow.
Check out our 5th Grade Historian Experts! We are learning about historical figures who had a critical contribution to the Revolutionary War. Our class researched people like Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Adams. Each group completed a poster board that included common facts, accomplishments, and how they impacted life as we know it. The best part was that each group also practiced public speaking by presenting to fellow students and guests in our school. I am so proud of all of their hard work. Excellent job, 5th Grade!
Three Cotopaxi students received ribbons at the Fremont Center for the Arts Fremont County Student Show. Roxan Koch (12), Lilyan Mummert (8), and Adyah Tezak (6) all received honorable mention awards. The student show is made up of all Fremont County schools. Only 1st-3rd place and 3 honorable mention awards are handed out per division so these students' works were judged to be in the top six in the county. Congratulations to Roxan, Lilyan, and Adyah!
A group of college-bound seniors recently visited Pueblo Community College Fremont Campus in Canon City. They were given a tour, received financial and informative schooling advice, and also met with advisors in order to plan their classes for next year. It was an eye-opening experience, but one that helped them make confident choices about their future endeavors. A big thank you to the staff at PCC for making us feel so welcome.
Julie Nutter, Dental Hygienist from Chaffee County Public Health came to visit the preschool. She provided the Cavity Free at Three program to most of the kids with an educational lesson to all of the children.
Please note, due to high winds today the #3 bus will drive an alternate route this afternoon. As in the past, drop-off times will be altered. Please listen carefully to the following drop-off times: 4:09 PM - CR 1A 4:13 PM - Flying Eagle Trail 4:20 PM - HWY 69/1A 4:35 PM - The Y 4:37 PM - Shannon Road 4:44 PM - CR 27A 4:49 PM - L Path 4:54 PM - Elkhorn Rd 4:59 PM - 17th Trail 5:02 PM - 12th Trail 5:02 PM - Palmer Rd (The Palmer Rd stop will drop off at 12th Trail)
Seventh graders have finished reading their independent novels and have been working on developing a newspaper using their novel as the main theme. The criteria included a Title/ Banner ( name of newspaper, and date), a creative catchy headline for the main story, a story about their book, drawings, excellent grammar throughout their paper, ads, weather, and sports. This project was creative and a fun way to bring their novels alive.
8th graders have just began their study of music history this quarter. Students study music from different time periods as well as studying world events from these time periods as well. We began with the ancient greeks and have just begun our journey into the renaissance!
The 4th grade class has started a new unit with Contemporary Fiction in Language Arts. Each student will have the opportunity to write their own fiction story that they will be sharing with the class. I am looking forward to seeing their imaginations shine during this project with some interesting stories!!
First-grade authors have been hard at work planning a realistic- or fantasy- fiction story. We started by discussing different characters and settings and then discussed problems and solutions that the characters could have. In preparation, we created a story about a Pickle man who flew to the moon; this is an example of fantasy fiction, which can’t happen in real life. Each student will have created a book with illustrations of their story by the end of the week!
Students in 6th Grade Social Studies presented their South American research projects. Students researched topics such as government, independence, population, and one notable historic figure for each of the twelve sovereign countries in South America.
Please note, due to high winds today the #3 bus will drive an alternate route this afternoon. As in the past, drop-off times will be altered. Please note the following drop-off times: 4:09 PM - CR 1A 4:13 PM - Flying Eagle Trail 4:20 PM - HWY 69/1A 4:35 PM - The Y 4:37 PM - Shannon Road 4:44 PM - CR 27A 4:49 PM - L Path 4:54 PM - Elkhorn Rd 4:59 PM - 17th Trail 5:02 PM - 12th Trail 5:02 PM - Palmer Rd (The Palmer Rd stop will drop off at 12th Trail)
First, Second, and Third-grade students work daily in our Pirate Cove groups. Pirate Cove is an intense reading intervention to help each student develop and build the necessary reading skills. Last week they ended their first six weeks in Pirate Cove with a bang. Thursday, they celebrated their growth with a party and pirate hats!
Nurse Debbie's Health and Wellness Class have been busy taking the American Heart Association's Heart Saver CPR/First Aid/AED class. In conjunction with promoting heart heath these students gave Hands Only CPR instruction to 92 middle and high school students. This was a great event and provided all students with the knowledge and skills to assist in the event of an emergency.
In science, the 3rd Grade has been learning about how bridges are built. The experiment that they completed today was to design a paper bridge using only two sheets of paper. Once they were done designing, we put aquarium rocks on it until the bridge fell. Our high score was 100 rocks, and the bridge still had not fallen!
The APUSH (Advanced Placement U.S. History) class will be moving into Period 8 (1945-1980)! There are 9 Periods within the curriculum. It has been an incredible experience to teach these young historians! They are close to finishing their AP course!
5th Grade Historians, This week we will be picking back up with our social studies and learning about the foundation of our great country. Students will continue identifying the patterns that help establish the Americas in our lessons. Patterns, including how geography and trade with Native Americans shaped our success. Also, we observe how George Washington played one of the most prominent roles in our independence for the British. We are learning to analyze primary documents to fully understand the perspectives of those who lived out our country's history. How cool?!
Fourth Grade Fractions! Our fourth-grade math wizards are deep in learning about fractions. They can write and compare fractions, but they also add and subtract fractions! So if anyone needs help converting measurements for a recipe, the fourth grade can help. We even had a blast adding and subtracting fractions while playing a game of memory. Students had to find the fraction equations that matched the model. We love when math and fun come together!
May the luck of the Irish be with the Little Leprechauns who dare to grab our gold. First grade has been learning about simple machines and how they can use them to build Leprechaun traps. Some of our traps include levers, pulleys, and inclined planes. With high hopes and a bit of luck, we might be able to lure a gold loving Leprechaun into our traps by St. Patrick's Day!