Welcome to The Bark, BCD's official blog spot. 


List of 24 news stories.

  • Why We Celebrate Global Awareness Week - Fulfilling our Mission

    John Suitor, Head of School
    The BCD mission states in part that we are committed to developing responsible, globally aware citizens. But this “ideal” isn’t just the catalyst we use to promote our desire to evolve, it is also very much a reaction to the existing diversity within.
     
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  • Middle School Science Lab

    Middle School Magic

    by John Suitor, Head of School
    If our Preschool and Elementary school divisions have been described by some as “magical”, then I can only imagine our middle school can be described as transformational.
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  • On the campaign trail

    A Vote for Elbert

    John Suitor, Head of School
    Educators nation-wide are struggling to work with next week’s election. Normally a vibrant opportunity to teach concepts like the importance of civic engagement, the complexity of electoral politics, or the history of the United States’ two party system, this election is terrifying even the most experienced educators. 
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  • 2016 Gala a Real Adventure

    Boulder Country Day School held their annual Gala and Auction event on October 22nd at the St. Julien Hotel. 
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  • Focus on Social and Emotional Intelligence

    At BCD we are very focused on creating a positive social and emotional environment and support system for our students for many different reasons. 
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  • The Benefits of Small Class Size

    At Boulder Country Day, we believe in the power of small class size.
     
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  • Blast off to Preschool - Choosing the best fit for your young learner

    Kath Courter, Preschool Head
    The importance of enrolling young children in a high quality preschool is a no-brainer for many parents. However, choosing the perfect program often feels like a pivotal decision that will impact a family and child for years to come. 
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  • Happiness is..finding the first good book in a series and knowing there are more to follow!

    Tanya Chargualaf, 4th Grade Teacher
    Discovering a love for reading is a joyous moment and is eventful leading up to that point. 
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  • Miss You Already: Why Independent Schools Become Your Family

    John Suitor, Head of School
    Annually, at the end of the school year, I visit with each graduating 8th grader to learn about their experiences at Boulder Country Day. .
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  • The Rise of Soft Skills

    John Suitor, Head of School
     
    Print, online, and social media are awash with stories evaluating the role of SI (social intelligence) and EI (emotional intelligence) in 21st century society. 
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  • The Real Star of the Talent Show was Bravery

    Kath Courter, Preschool Head
     
    BCD’s talent shows are – hands down – my favorite assemblies of the year. My only disappointment was that I always forget to bring a box of Kleenex… 
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  • 2nd grade puts a new twist on reading comprehension

    During Daily 5 literacy time, second grade readers have moved from a "Guided Reading" model for buddy reading to a fluid "Literature Circle" model for group reading. 
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  • ABCs and 123s of Choosing a Kindergarten Program

    Kath Courter
    There are numerous Kindergarten options available for children and parents. Today, more than ever, parents carefully examine 
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  • Fostering a Love of Writing in Preschool

    Gemma Fagan, Preschool Teacher
    This week Preschool is using drawing and labeling experiences to create individual dictionaries. Each day students have added at least three words (of their own choosing) to their dictionaries. In turn, they use the dictionaries alongside their journals to help build confidence as well as develop appropriate writing habits and strategies.
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  • More Thoughts on Being Thankful

    Allison Doering, 5th Grade Teacher
    This time of year can be a flurry of busy days with too much to do. We are shifting our focus to, "What are we thankful for?" 
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  • Thanksgiving Blog - Learning by Doing

    John Suitor, Head of School
    As we enter the season of thanks, I’ve spent a good deal of time lately thinking about our school and its role in our community. 
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  • STEM is Preschool? Yup.

    Helen Peterson, Preschool Teacher
    STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and preschool is a perfect time to introduce children to these concepts when they are naturally so inquisitive and curious about their world.
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  • Jackson at Walden Ponds

    Student Philanthropy Spotlight - Jackson Sessa

    “We had fun!  We learned about animals and then we helped move these big things that looked like giant snakes so the land could grow better”, Jackson Sessa, 2nd grader.

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  • To Do or Not to Do

    Gemma Fagan, Preschool Teacher
    In our recent conferences we spoke to some of you about helping your children become more resilient. In preschool we measure that resiliency by many characteristics including the ability to be autonomous or independent, and only ask for help when it is really needed.
     
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  • Morning meeting Sets the Tone for Learning

    Allison Doering, 5th Grade Teacher
    Morning meetings are just a piece of the Repsonsive Classroom methods BCD adopted this year. These meetings occur each morning in all elementary classrooms. 
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  • There is something exciting happening in 4th grade!

    Tanya Chargualaf
    Every year in 4th grade we begin a project with the theme of discovery and learning about oneself that naturally becomes the theme for our year. It helps us discover what is most important to us. It also helps us learn more about who we are as individuals. We have been engaging in this work for the last week in writing and we can't wait to share our project with you. Below you will read a little description of what is known as the 4th grade project.
     
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  • Best Back-To-School Night Ever!

    Its back-to-school-night and roundtable season and the anticipation is unfortunately more than amply over shadowed by its coinciding with fantasy football draft season. And as seasons go, so goes the airwaves. 
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  • Embracing our Grandfriends Every Day

    This Friday we open the doors of our school to our grandfriends and I hope it serves as a reminder to us all to open our hearts and minds to them as well. It is said that a wise man allows others to speak into their life. 
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  • Reuniting at Fall Festival

    Back to school can conjure images of your child taking forever to pick out that just right kitten-faced spiral notebook, or coaxing their sleepy-head to rise at a their abruptly revised wakeup time, or generally ratcheting up the pace of our days back to their ‘school year’ level. 
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