Thanks to Reneca, Duan, Kristen, Sue, and Tracy for chaperoning our trip to Fort Collins High School on Friday! Whether or not students plan to go to one of the two schools we’ve visited, it’s been nice for them to consider all the choices they can make about their own learning and extracurricular activities as they transition to high school and to get an insider’s preview of what high school can look like.
Nov. 10 Polaris Evening for Mountain Sage 8th Graders and Parents: Please remember that if you are interested in Polaris, there will be an informational meeting just for Mountain Sage students and parents at Polaris Expeditionary Learning School with Polaris principal Joe Gawronski from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.
I continue to emphasize with the 8th graders as we explore these different options that it’s best to stay open to all possible paths for their particular situations, including their neighborhood schools – since schools like Polaris or schools out of their zone may be full. I am confident that every student in our class can find their own niche and their own path toward thriving wherever they go.
Volunteer Opportunity and Parent Education this week:
Monday, Oct. 24: Hearing & Vision Screening for our students. We need volunteers to test MSCS kids' hearing and vision. Sign up at this link if you can help: http://signup.com/go/MzzA62
Thursday October 27th, 6-7:30pm- Parent Education Evening with Nancy Blanning: "Growing Healthy, Confident and Resilient Children Now to Meet the Future Ahead" Nancy Blanning has been a Waldorf educator for 35 years, specializing both in early childhood and therapeutic educational support at the Denver Waldorf School.
Kaleah’s class report
On Monday we started our short story block in main lesson. We got our driver’s licenses for sewing machines in Handwork and had a very awesome game of capture the flag in Games.
On Tuesday we came up with a cyber bully or just plain bullying skit. We did Halloween songs in choir and had a great gardening class.
On Wednesday we worked on a new main lesson page and read “The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin. We had a really nice recorder class.
On Thursday we read Edgar Allen Poe’s "Cask of Amontillado" in main lesson. We learned a new thing in math about circles.
On Friday we went on a tour of Fort Collins High School. Then we had world language, lunch outside, and made a theme page inspired by the artwork of one of our favorite children’s stories. We helped the 1st graders make pompoms, and we changed seats.