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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 Nobie’s K/1 Class, 12/13/13

Above: Angelo, Ahndy, and Jacob riding the J Church Muni train It’s been a really exciting week! We’ve been super busy preparing for Project Open House next Thursday. A key part of our project is our Body Map. Here’s Iisis’ map:   On Wednesday Chi-An brought in our finished class quilt. Here’s what it looks like: It has each person’s square with a drawing
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Winter Wonder(ing) Land

As the temperature plunges in the SFC outdoor classroom, students are working doubly hard to stay warm and to heat up their intellectual curiosity. K/1 are honing their critical thinking minds and learning what it means to ask questions as they deepen their understanding of all the living and non-living things that make up the garden. 2/3 have worked tirelessly in preparation of their
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Kindergarten and 1st Grade Explore the Garden with “I wonder” questions…


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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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 11/22/13

Above: Working at the quilt table This week was different from our other weeks; every day (except Tuesday) we stopped classes an hour earlier for Family-Teacher Conferences. But by the time we get to the end of day Friday, we’re all ready for Choice Time! Our three Is, Iisis, Ingrid, and Isalena, worked together to make this LEGO house:Adrian is working at blocks: Some
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 11/15/13

Above: Justin made a body out of Magna-Tiles during Choice Time. The whole class gathered around to admire it. “It’s got brains, and a heart and lungs” says Justin. Today during math time we were doing worksheets with word problems involving addition and subtraction. Some people choose to count on their fingers to help, others use the plastic bears as counters to help them
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 11/8/13

Above: Cutting the paper to make a square is the first step in making harvest baskets. Today in Choice Time we finished up making harvest baskets. Folded construction paper makes an open box, and adding a pipe cleaner makes a handle while at the same time holds the paper together. Jacob is writing his name on his basket after finishing. “It has a tiger
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 11/1/13

Above: An X-ray showing all the bones in the human body, and Teacher Nobie’s example of what our drawing of the bones will look like. It’s been an exciting week in class as we’ve started our Body Maps, part of our Body Shop project for this fall. Last week Teacher Nobie helped us all to trace our bodies onto big sheets of brown paper.
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