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Welcome to Glenwood Springs Elementary School
December Den Leaders
Congratulations to these students for showing their GSES Habits of a Scholar in the classroom and around the school. Each day students at GSES are recognized for showing compassion, determination, teamwork, wonder, and responsibility. Names are collected for a drawing that happens every Friday at GSES.
Fourth Grade students perform at the Annual Holiday Concert & Art Show. Katey Barnes, music teacher, and Tiffany Burton, art teacher, began working on this production in September! Great job fourth graders!
Students get ready to lead the school in the Pledge of Allegiance at our first All-School Crew meeting. Our school comes together once a month to celebrate high-quality student work and show how the GSES Habits of a Scholar come alive every day at GSES. Most of all, we love to come together to see how we are a part of this wonderful community of learning!
Mrs. Penrose’s kindergarten class participates in a morning crew activity focusing on problem-solving and teamwork. Every class at GSES begins each morning with a 30 minute Crew meeting focusing on building relationships, learning about the GSES Habits of a Scholar, and developing student ownership of their school and work.
Early Literacy Grant
RFSD Literacy Coaches, teachers and administrators watch a model phonics lesson from a literacy expert from LiteracyHow consultants. GSES and all RFSD Elementary Schools are the recipient of a large Early Literacy grant from the Colorado Department of Education which puts resources and literacy coaches into our schools.
Becoming an Expeditionary Learning School requires teachers to collaborate and work together in new ways. Every staff meeting begins with an activity to increase communication and problem-solving together -- building trust along the way. Expeditionary Learning teachers work in teams, share leadership roles, and have a strong voice in the direction of the school.
GSES classes routinely use our wonderful location to extend learning into the community. First graders in Jen Hamilton’s class return from a river visit in their study of geology.
Fifth grade Safety Patrol members teach kindergartners about how to be safe before and after school. Being an Expeditionary Learning school means developing opportunities for students to be leaders, share their ideas, and become “owners” of their school.