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Old 05-05-2017, 10:34 PM
 
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Hi all!
Searched many threads and not much info here.
Moving to Colorado next month. Relocating from Florida. Having difficulty on deciding a school for our 8 year old daughter. We toured the top schools(based on our research). It has come down to Dry creek elementary and Willow creek elementary that we like the most. Both in cherry creek school district. I would love some insight/experience on which is better. The concern with Dry creek is the "open classroom" setting. Kinda new to us. I just want my daughter to have the best possible adjustment. Thanks so much!
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:02 AM
 
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Colorado is a big state and so I can't tell you about those schools specifically but I went to an open space, open concept school when I was a child and I thought it was normal, that all schools were that way, and I loved it. It creates a sense of community that doesn't happen when each classroom is totally isolated in its own room. We were not just Mrs. Baptist's class, we were the 4th grade - and we knew other 4th graders not just our own class. Yes, we knew when they went to art or P.E. or something but I never felt it was a distraction - it was just normal. I think from the parent perspective, no teacher is going to go totally wacko on your kids when there are other teachers around who would witness it. I think we also very easily had highly-tailored education because it was very easy to do detailed grouping for reading, math, etc., or to switch teachers for a particular subject - so one 4th grade teacher could teach a higher level of science, for example, and another a normal one and another a below-grade level one and switching between was very easy while still having your homeroom teacher as your main teacher. I guess my opinion having gone through it and having worked in schools as an adult that don't have it is that personally I like it but that as for kids they are fine either way and they don't seem to have trouble adjusting.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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Since both of these schools are in the same south Denver metro suburb, you might get more response if this thread were in the Denver sub-forum.
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Since both of these schools are in the same south Denver metro suburb, you might get more response if this thread were in the Denver sub-forum.
And change the title to something like "anyone familiar with either Dry Creek or Willow Creek Elementary?"
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback. Nice to hear someone who experienced it. Thanks for the tip's also. I will edit the post
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:07 PM
 
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Thanks for the feedback. Nice to hear someone who experienced it. Thanks for the tip's also. I will edit the post
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And change the title to something like "anyone familiar with either Dry Creek or Willow Creek Elementary?"
It's too late for the OP to change the title, so I did it to provide clarity of search topic.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:52 AM
 
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Great thanks so much!
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