Students Attend Nutcracker Performance

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Soldier Hollow Charter School’s Kindergarteners and 3rd Graders were privileged to see a special performance of the Nutcracker last Friday. It was part of an educational outreach program that was put together by a WDC Dancer and WHS Student.  She provided the teachers with the ballet soundtrack, background information, and a collection of activities that we could do with the students to familiarize them with the ballet. The performance was held at the high school, and included scenes from the …

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Gearing Up For The Ski Season

With winter rolling in and Christmas fast approaching, Soldier Hollow is gearing up for ski season.  Did you know that Soldier Hollow is a free charter school open to the public that focuses on place based education?  That means we get involved in the community and teach the children about the environment around them.  It also means that we ski.  Soldier Hollow kids are getting ready for the snow to fall. The Soldier Hollow Lodge partnered with our school years …

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Reading Buddies

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At Soldier Hollow Charter School the Kindergarten students have a 3rd grade Reading Buddy that they meet with once a week. The 3rd graders help the kindergarteners practice their letters, sounds, and sight words. Then the 3rd graders read a story to them, and together they answer questions about the story. Last week they took a break from their normal routine to celebrate Thanksgiving. The kindergarteners sang Thanksgiving songs including one that talked about how thankful they are for their reading buddies which was their favorite …

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Students Attend Navajo Rug Show

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Soldier Hollow kindergartners and 3rd graders attended the annual Navajo Rug Show in Park City last week. This annual event allows our students to meet the Navajo Elders. The Elders demonstrate traditions of their Navajo culture such as weaving, grinding corn, music, jewelry making, and hair ties. The Navajo Rug Show is sponsored by the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program and allows the creation of a market for the Elders’ crafts as well as raising awareness of their needs. The Elders bring rugs, jewelry, …

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3rd Grade Visits Planetarium and Space Center

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Our third grade class has been working hard over the past few months meeting our science standards and learning about the Sun, Earth, and Moon.  We have studied what the differences are between the earth and the moon, and have come to understand just how massive the sun is compared to our planet Earth!  We have enjoyed learning the moon phases and loved discussing the solar eclipse that happened just last week.   We also took a field trip down …

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