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Teacher Nathalie’s Kinder – SF Symphony Field Trip

On Friday January 24 the kindergarten, first grade and second grade kids all went to the San Francisco Symphony for a special concert event.  The goal of this field trip was to show the kids what the symphony is about.  It all started with a ride on a big yellow school bus.  The kids were jumping up and down when the bus arrived.  Everyone was so
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Nathalie’s Kinder – Measuring Up!

Last week in class for their Math Workshop, the kids are learning all about measurements!

Teacher Nathalie’s Kinder – Field Trip – The Velveteen Rabbit

December 6th the kids went on a serious adventure.  They went to see The Velveteen Rabbit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts downtown.  The kids met at school at the normal time. Then along with Teacher Nathalie and 7 wonderful parent volunteers, the kids made their way through the neighborhood to the J Muni Line on San Jose Ave.  They got on the train and
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Teacher Nathalie’s Kinder – November 2013

This past month flew by. As always there were a few highlights we can share. Our kids are continuing to work hard on the basics of math, word work, and reading workshop.  One of the kids’ favorite things to do is share their work with the class.  Sometimes the kids share their stories they created during writing workshop.  Sometimes they bring stuff from home that they have worked on. 
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Halloween for Teacher Nathalie’s Kinder

All the ghouls, skeletons, princesses, pirates, cowgirls, superheroes and more were on parade at SFC on Thursday, October 31, 2013.  The onlookers lined the halls as they admired the kids in all their glory.  Shortly after the start of the day the kids marched proudly showing off their favorite costumes.  It was such an exciting way to start the day at school! After the
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Teacher Nathalie’s Kinder 10/14-25/13

Our Kindergartners have been doing a lot over the last couple weeks…  Here is just a bit. Dancing/movement with Alli… Learning about plants in gardening class with Teacher Ingrid.  You can see more about what she is doing in the garden here. The class also received some new books thanks to Scholastic Book Club participants. Donations also helped the kids get new book bags for the backs of
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Teacher Nathalie’s K – Oct 10, 2013

Yesterday I was able to visit Teacher Nathalie’s class.  I was there in the morning as all the kids walked in their line single file into room 104.  Teacher Nathalie greeted each child at the door.  Once inside the kids seems to know just what to do.  Without being reminded, they all took out their lunch boxes and put them on top of the
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Nathalie’s Kindergarten class at whole school picnic Oct. 4, 2013

Last Friday the Kindergarteners took their first ever field trip.  It was for the annual SFC Whole School Picnic.  It was a long, hot walk to the Crocker Amazon park.  The kids must’ve walked at least 10 blocks from SFC. It was a fun adventure and they did great.  The Kindergarteners had a wonderful time playing games and getting to know some of the other kids
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Teacher Nathalie Kindergarten Sept, 2013

A lot has happened over the last few weeks.Teacher Nathalie is so great at capturing the moment and sharing a little insight with us.  Here are some highlights… The pictures with 2 students sitting next to each other are from the first time we tried partner reading during Reading Workshop last week. Independent reading with book bin labels visible is the first time they
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Teacher Nathalie’s Kindergarten Class

It is a big transition for a child’s life…. Kindergarten! There were several ups and downs over the last month but in teacher Nathalie’s Kindergarten class, the kids are learning a lot already. They have been focusing on getting to know the rules of the classroom and their new school. They are learning where to put their stuff, how to use a hall pass to go to the bathroom or get
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