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K/1 gets to go to the SF Symphony

On Thursday March 12, 2015 the SFC kids from all 3 K/1 classes got to attend the San Francisco Symphony’s Concert for Kids. SF Symphony’s blurb: The San Francisco Symphony is proud to present Concerts for Kids, a series of concerts for school-aged children designed as educational tools to develop students’ understanding and appreciation of symphonic music. These engaging performances introduce students to musical
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Ms. Lauren’s K/1 February Writing Celebration

On Friday February 27th the kids in the K/1 had their monthly writing celebration. This month’s topic was Opinion Writing. The kids wrote about subjects like Hawaii and Hot Tubs and The Warriors and more. Kids were encouraged to write about a topic where they could give a bit more detail as to what they liked or didn’t like about their subject. They all
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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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“A Solid Takes a Shape” – K/1 students at Project Open House

Last night, parents throughout the school descended into classrooms to listen to presentations by excited students in all grades. I spent the first part of the evening in Miss Joy’s classroom, watching videos of light and sound experiments and interviewing student experts on their projects. For the second half, we went to Ramsey’s K/1 class to hear a rousing rendition of “The Matters Song” where students presented
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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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Ms. Lauren’s K/1 – Field Trip!

Last week our class made it to The Excelsior Science Workshop. This is an amazing oasis of science about 5 blocks from SF Community.  Kids were excited to be out of school.  It was fun to be able to walk the streets to this field trip. The topic of the day was “What is the Matter?”  For almost 2 hours the kids explored all
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Ms. Lauren’s K/1 – October Writing Celebration!

On Friday October 24, 2014 Ms. Lauren’s K/1 had their monthly writing celebration.  Each month the kids work on a different topic as they learn to write and tell their stories.  This month it was a “true story” or non-fiction story that happened to them. The parents are invited for the first 1/2 hour of school as the children share their stories that they
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Whole School Picnic – Ms. Lauren’s K/1

On Friday, October 3rd the kids from Ms. Lauren’s K/1 as well of the rest of the K-8 students from SFC headed over to Crocker Amazon Park for our Whole School Picnic.  This picnic is a yearly tradition at SFC and a super fun “team building” event. It was an extremely hot day and the kids all walked about 12 plus blocks to the
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Ms. Lauren’s Kinder – Project Open House

Thursday May 29, 2014 was SFC’s Project Open House.   Presentations are a big part of the learning process at SFC and even the littlest of SFC’s students participate. Ms. Lauren’s Kinder presented “Vertebrates All Around.”  The event was well attended with all the parents of the class as well as a few guests of our incoming families/kindergarten kids. The class was broken up into two groups. 
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, Spring Project Open House

Above: Our African savannah has been populated with more animals! For our Spring Open House, we demonstrated what we learned during our project, “Vertebrates All Around.” First we read a welcome statement, then the first graders read a poem. After that, each student read from the book they had written about an animal. Here’s Derrick reading about snakes: Naomi reads about cats: Teacher Nobie
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