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Whole School Picnic Coming Up!

Hey SFC! Our annual Whole School Picnic is coming up this Friday, 10/7! We’ll be at Crocker Amazon park. Remember Whole School means the whole school. Our school building will be closed from 11-3 as all staff and students will be at the park. Please note that we are in a different location this year, we will be in the Football Field which is
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Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Class End of the Year Wrap-up!

Above: Ori’s expert book. Beware of Mr. Flood! On Tuesday, May 24th, we had our Project Open House. This was our evening to show what we had learned in our Spring Project. We named ourselves the “Water Warrriors”. First, we read an introduction about what we studied in this project. We went on field trips, conducted experiments, wrote expert books about natural disasters and made
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Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Class: How water shapes our land, Water Cycle Quilt, and Pres. Obama’s letter!

For our Spring Project, we learned about how water shapes our land, the water cycle, and natural disasters caused by water. Here’s some of the work we did: First, a look at how water shapes our land. Through erosion, deposition, sediment, and weathering, the forces of water shape the land around us in a cycle:   Next, how the water cycle works: Condensation, precipitation,
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Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Project Open House

As part of our fall project about endangered animals, we held a bake sale to raise money to sponsor animals through the World Wildlife Fund. Our goal was to raise $75 to sponsor a polar bear, a sea lion, and a shark. Camilo’s family also donated their hot dog stand, which helped us raise even more money! Our exciting fall semester wrapped up with
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Middle School Technology Elective

Middle school students have an elective once a week, where they can choose from a variety of classes such as garden, sports, yearbook, digital video, clay, comic book drawing, and crafts. For the fall semester, we included a new Technology class, team-taught by 3 SFC parents. The class had 12 middle school students, with a wide range of experience with computers but all with
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Hour of Code comes to SFC again!

On Friday, December 11th, SFC participated in the Hour of Code for the second year in a row. Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative run by Code.org. The premise is simple- “Every student in every school should have an opportunity to learn computer science.” Hour of Code means students spend just one hour learning some of the basics of computer science. This year,
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Halloween Kermes, Saturday 10/31 from 11am-3pm

  SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 2015 – SF Community School Kermes @ SFC from 11am – 3pm All are welcome! Please plan to join your school community as we have fun on Halloween day! There will be a dunk tank – Principal Nora will take the first shift so come early if you want to try and dunk her!! Also a bouncy house, carnival games,
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October in Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Class

Above: A California cookie, not strictly geographically accurate but oh so tasty! We’ve been learning about maps recently. First we looked at some pictures from San Francisco’s past, and drew our own ideas of what the San Francisco of the Future might look like: We made some California cookies to practice working with legends and how to make and read maps: On Friday October
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Library Open on Wednesday Mornings

Two morning readers enjoy the library. The SFC library is open before school on Wednesdays from 8:30-9:15! Your child can look at pop-up books, check out and return library books, do homework, or just sit and read, read, read! Prizes will be given to students who come at least three Wednesdays a month. Happy reading! ~Tawnya

Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Class End of the Year!

Above: Our finished roller coaster quilt! Wow, we had an exciting last few weeks of school. All of the 2/3 classes went together to Great America to see roller coasters in person and to celebrate our project. Thanks to the many donors on Donors Choose who made this possible! The same week, we finished our roller coaster quilt. Here’s a detail: Of course we
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