Tenth Mountain, Third Grade Merge at Ski Cooper
By Daniel Leonhard, Third Grade Teacher, and the Third Grade Team
Over the past few months, the third grade at Lake County Intermediate School has been engaged in an expedition focused on the 10th Mountain Division. In this expedition, students have built their background knowledge of World War II and the Tenth’s involvement. In addition, students have investigated the impact these men and women have had on our local community. After returning from the war, many of the “ski troopers” were major contributors to today’s thriving local ski industry.
As a culminating event to our expedition, some 10th Mountain Division veterans will be traveling to Leadville, and will be recognized for their achievements during an assembly put on by the third graders at LCIS. In addition, on February 20, students will have the opportunity to take part in the Ski In Ceremony at Ski Cooper, in which students will have a chance to ski with the 10th Mountain Vets. We would love to offer this unique experience to every third grade student, though we know some will be constrained by the cost of the trip.
Tenth Mountain Division VIDEO: Ski In Ceremony at Ski Cooper
How You Can Help:
Thanks to our partnership with Ski Cooper, the cost for the trip will only be $25 per child. This includes a lift ticket, rentals, and bus fee. To help make this possible for every student, we are seeking help from the community. We are asking community members to consider “adopting” a third grader by funding one child’s trip.
If you are interested in making a $25 donation to support a child’s ski experience, please mail it to Lake County Intermediate School, 1000 West 6th Street, Leadville, CO 80461, Attention: Third Grade, or contact Kate Bartlett by calling 719-486-6835 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are so excited about digging deeper into this expedition over the next few weeks and are really looking forward to the celebration of learning in February! We also invite you to visit LCIS to see our teaching and learning in action. Thank you for your support.
What is Expeditionary Learning?
As many of you are aware, this year the Lake County School District has begun its implementation of the Expeditionary Learning instructional model in grades Kindergarten through sixth. Part of the Expeditionary Learning, or EL, philosophy is the use of in-depth learning “expeditions” to increase student engagement and provide real-world connections to the material being taught.
Thirty Buck Thursday, Apres Ski Fun at Ski Cooper
Apres Ski fun continues at Ski Cooper today, Thursday, Jan. 22 with $30 lift tickets, appetizers specials and live music.
Today’s musician is Patrick Torsell. He’ll get things started at 3:30, and play until 5 p.m. in Katie O’Rourke’s Irish Pub in the lodge. Torsell plays a variety of music, including folk, bluegrass and rock
Food Services Managers Scott and Steph have put together some delicious appetizers and drink specials. Sounds like a good day to take the afternoon off, get in a ski and hang out with some friends for Après Ski and winter fun!
Boardercross Training Video at New Ski Cooper Course