14 September 2015

Falcon Flash

Mountain Climbing

Another week has come and gone in Gardner, and though it was a short week due to the Labor Day holiday, a lot got done!

On Thursday, September 10, all of the Gardner School students and staff went on an expeditionary learning experience to the Huerfano River. Each older student was paired with younger students in a team-building experience. The day started with some games built to learn about each other. After lunch, students and staff climbed up the trail, and then back down. Then students split into groups for a scavenger hunt using colors as the focus. Using supplies (including such items as broken prescription sunglasses) and wood slices from Washington (where Ms. Pam’s daughter was married over summer), students created art with their collected nature. Great fun was had by all, and much learning occurred. Many members of the community, including parents, helped with this learning exercise. Thanks go out to those that helped in this excursion.

School pictures also happened last week. Parents, look for those in coming days!

This week, students also finished NWEA testing. Those that were absent will be done by the time of publication. Teachers will use NWEA scores to help drive learning. For the lower grades, DIBELS testing will occur this week.

This week’s Student Spotlight is Al. Al is an 8th grader, and his goal is to become a film editor. In his free time, he loves parkour, and he also likes to ride his dirt bike. He loves Gardner School because of the small class sizes. He likes that he knows everybody. He likes 8th grade because of the freedom involved in being trusted by teachers and peers.

That’s all for this week! Until next week, thanks for supporting the Falcons!