Mr. Bosesel with Flatirons Geography Bee Winners - Nov. 2013!

                                                                                          Kian Shanahan - 2nd Place/Mr. Boesel/Sophia Campell - 1st Place

March 14, 2014:
Flatirons has been a busy place during the month of March.  We have just completed two weeks of administering the State of Colorado Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to our third, fourth and fifth grade students.  This is a challenging time for staff and students to get the testing done and still run as close to “regular” school as we can.  The students have worked really hard.  This is not all that has been happening at school, here are some of the other activities our students have been working on:
·         Preschool students have been focusing on rhyming words and listening to many stories and poems with rhymes.  They also have been learning about clues as they search inside and outside for leprechauns.
·         Kindergarten students are researching African animals using a co-teaching model with Ms. Spear in kindergarten and Ms. Darrin in the library.  Not only are they learning interesting facts about their animal, they are learning important text features that appear in non-fiction texts.
·         First graders have been studying Japan and comparing and contrasting the two cultures.  This included a “Japan Day” simulating school in Japan and a trip to the Denver Art Museum where the students took part in a Tea Ceremony and learned about calligraphy.
·         Outside the second grade classrooms you will see the students’ research on various features of China along with a QR Code (bar code) on each project.  Using chrome books and the computer lab, students wrote scripts and recorded them using a program called Wixie.
·         Third graders are putting up their projects on Colorado Animals in the library for display.  Each student also completed a research report and learned about some important parts of a report – good note taking skills and a bibliography.
·         Fourth grade students have been studying biographies and have published a biography of an important person in Colorado’s history or an important historical figure of their choice.  They have also created a replica of this person.
·         Fifth graders are engrossed in their Civil War simulation.  Each student takes on the identity of a person in the Civil War – this could be General Grant or a foot soldier in the Confederate army.  They learn about this person and create diary of this person’s experiences as reflected in letters written to loved ones.
As we look forward to Spring Break, from March 24th through March 28th, I hope that each family has the opportunity to slow down a little bit and spend some time together.  We need to be rested and ready for the important and busy final two months of school.

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 May 16, 2013 - Mr. Boesel, Annika and Ella Principal for a Day! May 22, 2013 - Mr. Boesel and Imogen

Letters from the Principal's Desk
Principals Letter March 14 2014
Principals Letter February 28 2014
Principals Letter January 24 2014
Principals Letter December 19, 2013
Principals Letter October 28 2013
Principals Letter October 18 2013
Principals Letter September 27 2013
Principals Letter August 30 2013
Principal Welcome Letter 8 6 2013
Principals Letter May 17 2013
Principals Letter March 15 2013
Principals Letter February 15 2013
Principals Letter January 18 2013
Principals Letter December 14 2012
Principals Letter December 14 12
Principal Letter October 26 2012
Principals Letter September 28 2012
Principals Letter August 31 2012
Principals Letter August 6 2012
Principals Letter May 25 2012
Principals Letter May 1 2012
Principals Letter March 5 2012
Principals Letter December 16 2011
Principals Letter November 18 2011
Principals Letter October 28 2011
Principals Letter September 30 2011
Parent Welcome Letter August 2011

  Mr. B All Wet at the Fall Festival - September 29, 2013

 Flatirons Elementary School - Scott Boesel, Principal
1150 7th Street - Boulder, CO 80302 - USA
Phone: 720.561.4600 - Fax: 720.561.4601