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Arkansas Elementary School
17301 E. Arkansas Ave.
Aurora, CO 80017 [map]
303-755-0323
Attendance:
303-326-1605

Lori Petersen
- Principal
Shelly Lane
- Secretary
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Together, We are Arkansas:  An inclusive community where every learner achieves.

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Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.                         

School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. 

Pre-School:
Morning 7:45-10:30
Afternoon 11:30-2:15

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IXL for Math and English Practice                                   

Before/After School Care - Kids Adventures

 

4th grade Walking it out!

Students at Arkansas Elementary/Mrs. Freese’s class are walking, listening, and learning with the Walking Classroom

Aurora, CO  Arkansas Elementary is thrilled to announce that students in Mrs. Freese’s 4th grade class are now getting fresh air and exercise while they learn. Thanks to a grant from Mr. and Mrs. Rice, the class received “WalkKit” audio players for each student preloaded with over 100 podcasts on topics including science, social studies, and language arts. Comprehension quizzes, discussion questions, and other supplemental materials are provided in a Teacher’s Guide.

The Walking Classroom is simple. Students take brisk 20-minute walks, as a class, while listening to the same custom-written, kid-friendly podcast. Each podcast begins with a brief health and literacy message, and the lesson plans in the Teacher’s Guide help educators effectively discuss and review the podcast material. The program gets kids out of their seats and walking without sacrificing instructional time.

“I am so grateful and excited that I received this grant. My students love the program! They appreciate being able to learn and move at the same time. They learn interesting facts, like why mucus and ear wax are necessary,” Mrs. Freese added.

Why it works

The Walking Classroom’s “Walk, Listen, and Learn” methodology combines listening with exercise to capitalize on the strong connection between physical activity and improved brain function, resulting in improved classroom performance. And it’s fun!

Students return to the classroom in better moods, more focused, and more likely to engage in post-walk discussions. Teachers regularly report that after implementing The Walking Classroom, students retain the information better, demonstrate better behavior and engagement in the classroom, and perform better on standardized exams.

While all students benefit from the increased activity and educational content of The Walking Classroom, inactive children and children with low academic achievement stand to benefit the most. The program also provided teachers with an innovative tool to meet the needs of students with alternative learning styles, such as ADHD, dyslexia, and/or autism.

About The Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom is a national award-winning education program that provided students and teachers with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time. The non-profit program’s ‘Walk, Listen, and Learn” methodology capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function. www.thewalkingclassroom.org

Pictures coming soon.........

Black History Month Facts

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Choir Concert

If you missed the choir concert check out the highlight from the show:

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CARDBOARD CHALLENGE DAY

Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ the Cardboard Challenge was an event presented by the Imagination Foundation and Tiffany Tupps that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. This October, kids of all ages were invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Then on Thursday, October 6th, 2016, teachers, parents and communities all came together and played!  Check out pictures of what our kindergarten through 5th grade student at Arkansas Elementary created!

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Upcoming Events
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all-day Parent Conference Exchange Day f...
Parent Conference Exchange Day f...
Apr 3 all-day
Elementary and K-8 sites will have parent teacher conferences on this day and students in grades K-5 have no classes on this day. Preschool students and all other students in grades 6-12 will attend school[...]
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21
Fri
all-day EPR Day – No School for K-5 Stud...
EPR Day – No School for K-5 Stud...
Apr 21 all-day
Elementary Professional Release Day - No School for Students in Grades K-5 ONLY. Preschool students will attend.
Gifted & Talented
Aurora Public Schools offers a wide range of services for all identified gifted and talented and high potential students. For more information, visit the AGATE Website.