aspen class

with Mrs. Powers
 

our first grade

First grade is the critical time of setting and establishing the habit life of the class and the individuals. Social, emotional, physical, and academic habits are taking root as a person and as a group. The foundation, once well laid, will provide the strength and support for every aspect of growth from this point forward.

We will be focusing a lot on rhythm and routine to help the first graders become accustomed to a full day of school. It will also set them up for success in the following years.

This year first grade is experiencing and learning the alphabet through fairytales.



aspen class teacher

CANDICE POWERS

Candice began working in the early childhood field in 2000.  She was trained in the Reggio Emilia approach to education and taught preschool and kindergarten for many years.  
After having her first son, she took a three year break from the classroom to be home with him.  She was introduced to the Waldorf curriculum when she enrolled her son in a non-profit Waldorf school in 2014.  She quickly fell in love and only a few weeks later was enrolled in Waldorf training to begin teaching an early childhood class. Soon thereafter, her passion for nutrition was highlighted and she took on the additional role as Nutritional Consultant for the school. This role allowed her to create, plan, purchase, and supply nutrient dense snack menus for all grades and work directly with small, local farms.  
After meeting with the WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America) Accreditation Board, she was asked to be the accreditation representative of the school.  In this position, Candice was held responsible for the safety and compliance of the entire school grounds, as well as overseeing the curriculum, and teacher mentoring. Her successful work as the WECAN representative led to her nomination and appointment to the Board of Directors. 
The many roles Candice has held within the Waldorf curriculum and administration have given her a unique and holistic perspective which allows her to confidently guide the rhythm of her classroom, focus appropriately on the energy of each student, and apply her experience to the benefit of both students and parents. In 2017 her family relocated from Texas to Utah. Upon enrolling her son in a small private school she became the After School Program Director as well as a substitute teacher for 1st -8th grades for the two years leading up to discovering Wasatch Charter School. She was a teaching support to sixth grade last year and is thrilled to be teaching first grade this year! She is excited to continue her training and education in Waldorf teaching and is so grateful to have found such a loving, supportive Waldorf family here.

aspen class blog

blog #2

DATE

Put your blog post content here. You can write as much or as little as you want. Here is some placeholder text.

Cupcake ipsum dolor sit. Amet apple pie sesame snaps bonbon. Oat cake carrot cake sweet. Tart gummies muffin pastry jujubes biscuit jelly-o. Cupcake halvah donut topping gummi bears. Sweet roll caramels marzipan cotton candy cupcake candy canes topping. Soufflé powder muffin ice cream apple pie marshmallow. Cake pastry topping bear claw icing marzipan candy.

blog #1

DATE

Put your blog post content here. You can write as much or as little as you want. Here is some placeholder text.

Cupcake ipsum dolor sit. Amet apple pie sesame snaps bonbon. Oat cake carrot cake sweet. Tart gummies muffin pastry jujubes biscuit jelly-o. Cupcake halvah donut topping gummi bears. Sweet roll caramels marzipan cotton candy cupcake candy canes topping. Soufflé powder muffin ice cream apple pie marshmallow. Cake pastry topping bear claw icing marzipan candy.

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

—Margaret Mead