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Oh MAY Goodness…

Hello and Happy May,

I cannot believe how quickly the months have passed this second semester and I am so SAD that we will soon be saying goodbye until next year. There is so much happening in the garden and I feel like we could spend the entire summer, exploring, creating, building, cooking, and playing in the outdoor classroom.

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K/1 students have built an Insect Hotel Habitat for our beneficial garden insects. Each student designed a custom room for our zero to 8 to 100 legged friends. We hope that every insect will find their perfect room. From decomposers like earthworms (who keep dark moist quarters) to pollinators like solitary bees and predatory insects like spiders that eat pests (both of which like drier, warmer nooks). ***

Families, please do join us at our end of year pizza party Wednesday and Thursday May 21st and 22nd to say good-bye and celebrate the amazing work our students put into making the garden come alive.


Garden-grown cauliflower will make a delicious topping for our pizzas but we would love families to bring in other favorite veggie toppings to make our pizzas even more flavorful.


Thank you to all the families that made Walk and Roll to School week and Earth Day such a delightful success. And thank you to Rock the Bike and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition who generously donated our new bike blender.

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Rene in Kinder peddles hard to make fruit smoothies for his classmates before school and during recess.

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I was very touched by the thoughtfulness of our students in making resolutions for how to protect and celebrate our planet in the year to come.  Ask your student(s) what they plan to conserve water, energy and resources this year.


All in all it was a wild and wonderful year for SFC students in the outdoor classroom. I am very excited to come back in the fall and see what new projects we will be cooking up, building, growing and dreaming up.



I am very excited to be the new Education Outside, Outdoor Classroom Corps Member at the amazing San Francisco Community School. Please email me or, even better, stop in the garden any time to see what is happening and how you can get involved. *** About Us: Education Outside is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that transforms school gardens into dynamic outdoor classrooms where learning comes to life. Learn more about our Corps for Education Outside at www.educationoutside.org. Interested in learning more about Education Outside? Follow us on Twitter: (http://www.twitter.com/eduoutside) Like us on Facebook: (http://www.facebook.com/educationoutside)


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