Gold Rush Elementary School
September 20, 2019
LEARNING THROUGH REFLECTION
Gold Rush believes that reflection is an important component of learning. Reflecting is built into the closing of daily reading, writing and math workshops. Students share their new learning, the risks they took or strategies they tried during this time. They also restate the goals and share where they think they are in achieving them. At the end of a kindergarten math workshop this week students shared the following:

"I learned patterns in teen numbers."
"I worked on ordering and writing numbers."
"I noticed that smaller shaped make lager shapes."
"I used different ways to show numbers."

Educators also embed reflection into their professional development. Teachers that are new to Gold Rush had the opportunity to visit others' reading, writing and math workshops. These visits confirmed elements of their practice and allowed them to find opportunities to perfect their craft. We are proud of both teachers and students!

STUDENT LEADERS SHINE
Fourth and fifth graders interested in serving as Student Council officers participated in grade level elections this week. Students shared reasons why they would best represent their classmates and their ideas for improving our school. We are proud of all of the students that expressed an interest in serving others. We thank Ms. Westra and Ms. Russell for facilitating Student Council this year.
OUR STUDENTS IN PICTURES
In art, students practiced selecting and using art materials with intention while creating monochromatic self portraits. Students' final work was hung in order to create a community display. The final view is a beautiful representation of our student body! I encourage you to see students' pictures outside the art room.
FALL CONFERENCES
Fall conferences will be held on Thursday, October 3rd, and Wednesday, October 9th. You can schedule your individual student conference starting Tuesday, September 24th. You can c lick here  for our online scheduler. The password is digger.   
Race Day Schedule for September 27
UPCOMING EVENTS

September 27: Digger Dash (see schedule above)
October 3: Parent Teacher Conferences
October 9: Parent Teacher Conferences
October 14-18: No School - Fall Break
Gold Rush Elementary | 12021 S. Swift Fox Way Parker CO 80134
Main Line 303-387-7700 | Fax 303-387-7701 | https://gre.dcsdk12.org/