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The Hour of Code Comes to SFC

Above: Ezra gives a thumbs up to learning code! This week SFC participated in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a program sponsored by Code.org as an effort to get more schoolchildren worldwide learning about computer science. From the Code.org website: “Kids are constantly using technology today, but how many are learning how to build it? Every 21st- century student should
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November Dance Skill Exchange – Ms. Lauren K/1 & Ms. Teryka 4/5

These images are from our November Dance Skill Exchange with Lauren’s K/1 class and Terycka’s 4/5th grade class.  The different grades/classes at SFC have what is called their “buddy classroom” and these two are a match. Each trimester of SFC’s dance curriculum is culminated with a skill exchange where students can teach and learn from their peers. Ms. Alli – SFC’s dance teacher – helped
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5/6 Spring Project Open House

Above: Ancient Rome Our Project Open House display was two parts: In Molly’s room, we showed what we had learned about ancient civilizations with the Towers of Power. Each group made a sculpture depicting the power structure; they also wrote a chapter book detailing what they had learned about the civilization. Incan house: Indus Valley: Book about The Indus Valley: A page from the
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5th Grade Celebration

Above: Waiting to receive their certificates On Tuesday we had a celebration for the 5th graders to mark the end of elementary school and their official moving on to middle school. Principal Nora gave a short speech congratulating the students on their work this year. The teachers wrote a “Certificate of Honor” for each student to celebrate how they practice our virtues (community, balance,
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5/6 Classes Group B, week of 4/28/14

Today’s reporters are Diana and Julian. In math we started the volume unit. We’re learning volumes of 3D shapes like cubes, cones, cylinders, prisms,pyramids. In science we’re finishing up our puberty pamphlets. We’re doing our final drafts. The pamphlets are for Project Open House. 5th graders are testing this week so our schedule is messed up. 6th graders are testing next week. The grades
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5/6 Group A, week of 4/14/14

Today’s reporters are Timyas and Kali. We’re studying angles: complementary and supplementary. Supplementary angles are out of 180 degrees, and complementary angles are out of 90 degrees. We researched for our brochures for Project Open House. The brochures are about changing bodies, STDs, and other topics from the Puberty unit. We’re studying Ancient Civilizations. People are in groups on different civilizations: Rome, Mesopotamia, Indus
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5/6 Classes Group A, week of 4/7/14

Today’s reporters are Samantha and Yesenia. Today we’re researching puberty on the Chromebooks. We each have a different topic to research. Samantha: I’m researching changing bodies. Yesenia: Me too. Some other topics are STDs, AIDS, how to be safe. In math we’re studying angles: right angles, straight angles, acute and obtuse angles and their degrees. We’re studying parallelograms and solving problems. For example if
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5/6 Class Group B, week of 3/24/14

Today’s reporters are Eduardo and Ezekiel. On Monday, it was just the usual Monday but in Math we went back to fractions for a little bit. We’re doing different math projects. Today we did a Jeopardy game where the categories were like Multiplication, Division, Geometry, Fractions and Decimals, and Mish-Mash, which is questions from all the categories. We started learning about angles. In the
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5/6 Class Group A, week of 3/17/14

Above: Pictures we did while studying similar figures. Today’s reporters are Theo and Caitlyn. Today in PE we ran the pacer test again. Coach Eric says: Most people have run it 3 times, some have run it 4, so we probably won’t run it again. Next we’ll do some other fitness tests. Caitlyn: Mostly everybody got past their goal. In Math we’re doing discounts
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5/6 Group B, Week of 3/10/14

Above: Teacher Susie serves up pie in celebration of Pi Day (3/14). Did you know that it’s not only Pi Day, it’s also Pi Month (3/14, 3rd month of 2014)? Today’s reporters are Ariana and Jennifer. This week we dove into Ancient China. We learned about the five bonds, women’s rights, and some important emperors. The five bonds are: emperor-subject, father-son, husband-wife, older sibling-younger
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