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2nd graders debut their narrative nonfiction books

Today the students in Mr. Andrew’s class showcased their accomplishments as authors and publishers. Each student created a book that recounted an event that was meaningful to him or her with a detailed narrative describing actions, thoughts, and feelings. Their stories included temporal words to show the passage of time and order of events, and communicated the conclusion of the story with a strong
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Whole School Picnic 2016

On Friday October 7th the entire SFC community – Kindergarten thru 8th grade, staff and families – descended on Crocker Amazon Park for the 2016 Whole School Picnic. The picnic is one of SFC’s annual traditions and an amazing day for community building. Community is one of SFC’s virtues and something we all value and spend time cultivating. The classes left SFC in the morning
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Mr. Andrew and Ms. Kim’s 2/3 class gets into character!

This month, students in Mr. Andrew and Ms. Kim’s 2/3 class have been learning about characters. They’ve been exploring character traits and emotions, choosing adjectives to describe them, and finding supporting detail to explain the adjectives they selected. The students brought this lesson to life last Wednesday when they created character masks, and used those to retell stories they have been reading. Each kid presented
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SFC’s Fantastic Foxes for Friday Aug 26th

Every Friday morning SFC has an assembly where the students and teachers come together as a community and recognize individuals who stand out for the week because they upheld one of our SFC Virtues.  We call these students a “Fantastic Fox” after our mascot the Grey Fox.  Every week there will be a new Fantastic Fox for each grade level moving forward. The middle schoolers
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Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Class End of the Year Wrap-up!

Above: Ori’s expert book. Beware of Mr. Flood! On Tuesday, May 24th, we had our Project Open House. This was our evening to show what we had learned in our Spring Project. We named ourselves the “Water Warrriors”. First, we read an introduction about what we studied in this project. We went on field trips, conducted experiments, wrote expert books about natural disasters and made
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Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Class: How water shapes our land, Water Cycle Quilt, and Pres. Obama’s letter!

For our Spring Project, we learned about how water shapes our land, the water cycle, and natural disasters caused by water. Here’s some of the work we did: First, a look at how water shapes our land. Through erosion, deposition, sediment, and weathering, the forces of water shape the land around us in a cycle:   Next, how the water cycle works: Condensation, precipitation,
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Camping in the Presidio for Second and Third Grade!

This year the entire Second and Third graders went overnight camping in the Presidio! This is such a magical experience for city kids to get out of the classroom and spend the day and night out in the beautiful nature that the San Francisco coast provides. We were stationed at Rob Hill Campground where we were hosted by the Camping at the Presidio (CAP) program.
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Miss Joy’s 2/3 Opinion Speeches

SFC is approaching their project season. In May when school projects are presented, each grade level will research, write and present on a different subject matter. This is a big part of SFC culture. In preparation for their upcoming oral presentations, the kids in Ms. Joy’s 2/3 were giving speeches using their opinion writing. As a part of writing class, the students were assigned
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SFC’s 2/3 Field Trip to the Symphony!

On Thursday March 10, 2016 Ms. Joy’s class and the entire 2/3 and 4/5 of SFC went to experience the San Francisco Symphony.   From their web site: 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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SFC PANCAKE BREAKFAST – THIS SATURDAY 9am-11:30AM

Please join our community for a fun morning.  New to SFC next year…?  We’d love to meet you!!  Hope to see you there!