Weekly Classroom News

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  • ECLC: Insects Fascinate Young Learners

    Songs, 3D art, literature and observation are a few of the ways preschool and prekindergarten students are learning all about insects in the Early Childhood Learning Center.
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  • Grade 1: Read to Feed the Hungry

    First graders’ Read to Feed project netted food for the hungry as they wrapped up their service opportunity this week. After learning about the challenges facing underprivileged Denver residents, they spent hours reading to “earn” cans of fruit (donated by their parents and sponsors) that will stock the soup kitchen pantry at Capitol Hill Community Services.
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  • Grade 7: Reflecting on Sacred Spaces

    Seventh graders fresh from their trip to Washington, DC, spent the week working on Sacred Spaces projects, an opportunity to express how they were impacted by the museums, memorials, and other sites they experienced last week.
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  • Grade 4: Game Designers Use Empathy and Creativity

    The Sam Loewi Unified Neighborhood Games have been hosted by Graland’s fourth graders for almost 20 years as the culminating event in their yearlong service-learning program. This year, using the innovation skills they have been cultivating at Graland, students used the design process to identify activities for their buddies. Basing their project on a model created by the Stanford d. School and the process used by students in the Gates Invention and Innovation Program, fourth graders started with empathy and thinking about the needs of their buddies. 
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Graland Today Magazine Features

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  • Leadership is a Behavior

    Josh Cobb
    At the end of February, I once again joined my classmates from Columbia University’s Klingenstein Program at our yearly gathering at the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference. This year, however, the event took on a somber tone. Days before, the icon of Klingenstein, Professor Pearl Rock Kane, had passed away. Though the timing was shocking, leaving us all heartbroken, it seemed appropriate that we could all come together and honor her. Several graduates stood and acknowledged her as a connector, a catalyst, and a mentor. One reiterated the line that Professor Kane is most known for: “Leadership is a behavior, not a position.”
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Graland Up Close

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  • Inspire Campaign: Investing in Faculty, Impacting Students

    By Jessica Goski, Director of Development
    In February, Josh Cobb was proud to announce the Inspire Campaign, a $12 million endowment campaign dedicated to funding a new faculty compensation structure that rewards teachers for their contributions in the classroom, as well as their impact in advancing Graland’s program.
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  • Celebrating Graland’s Math Program

    By Gail Sonnesyn, Associate Head of School, and Nanette Newman, Math Department Chair
    Graland is dedicated to providing a strong academic program for students, and our mathematics program is no exception. Graland’s instructional leaders have a consistent pulse on classroom instruction and learning, adjusting and supplementing resources and classroom experiences when appropriate. Here are several reasons to celebrate what’s happening in our math classrooms: 
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  • Gates Inventors Embrace Innovation

    By Mimi McMann, Associate Director of Communications
    One hundred thirty-four inventors in the Gates Invention and Innovation Program took the spotlight in March at the annual expo where they shared highs and lows from their invention journeys this year. Beginning in the fall, these middle schoolers put their innovation skills to work to solve some of life’s troubling challenges.
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  • Graland Library: A Dynamic Environment for Learning

    By Ashleigh Finn, Lead Librarian
    As educators, our responsibility is to provide opportunities for students to discover a world to which they can connect. My responsibility as lead librarian at Graland is to curate a book collection that can provide these very windows and mirrors for each student. Towards this end, I constantly am researching and analyzing current trends in children’s literature. 
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Graland Blog

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  • The Empathy Advantage

    By Nan Remington, Head of Lower School
    Watching through my office window at recess, I see and hear all kinds of interactions between students while they are playing. Kindergartners are speaking a unique language involving imaginary unicorns, fourth graders playing knockout basketball with whoops and cheers after each shot, and evolving conversations around a four-square game.
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  • Task Force Tackles Faculty Compensation Redesign

    By Mimi McMann, Associate Director of Communications
    The 2019-20 faculty will be the first to be compensated based on Graland’s new salary structure, pioneered over the past two years by a dedicated task force of teachers and administrators.
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  • 5 Questions with Rocío Zeiler

    Rocío Zeiler is the chair of Graland’s world language department and a Master Teacher with almost 30 years of teaching experience at Graland. She is well-equipped to describe how the language program progresses from lower to middle school, preparing students for high school and beyond.
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Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.