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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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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 5/23/14

Above: Our scrap pile of materials! It’s been an exciting week in Room 102! We’ve been doing lots more work on our spring project, “Vertebrates All Around”. We worked as a class on our bulletin boards to illustrate animals in their habitats. Bats have been very popular in our class, here is a flock of bats coming out of their cave: A group of
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Ms. Lauren’s Kinder – Soccer!

  On Tuesday May 20th the kids from Ms. Lauren’s Kinder played a friendly game of soccer against their principal Nora.  This game was an auction item that was up for sale at SFC’s 2nd Annual Pie Social and Auction.  The item stated, “the lucky winner of this item will get to organize their own soccer team for the privilege of playing a match
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 5/16/14

Above: Getting packed up at the end of the day We’ve been working hard on our Animal Project this quarter. Everyone in class has picked an animal to focus on. Today we were making sketches of our animal’s habitat. How do we determine what is our animal’s habitat? Where does the animal sleep or rest, spend its waking hours, and what does it eat
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