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SFC School Wide Step Up Ceremony

On Thursday May 21 at 2:30pm the entire school, K-8 met in the lower yard to celebrate SFC’s first annual Step Up Ceremony. This was an event where all the kids in the school could celebrate how far they have come since last August and congratulate each other for moving on to the next grade. SFC always focuses on celebrating our virtues. These are
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Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Class, 5/15/15

Above: MJ builds a roller coaster Wow, our class has been really busy with lots of projects. We celebrated Earth Day by making paintings of the earth and practicing our persuasive writing. Here are some of our Earth Day essays: Each one of us sets a goal for the month: And of course we’ve been working on our roller coaster project! This is our
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2/3 Camping Trip

Above: Set up the tent! The 2/3 classes went camping at Rob Hill campground in the Presidio on April 9th and 10th. That’s 63 kids plus chaperones, out in the wilds of the Presidio together. Thanks to Dale for the pictures! After setting up our tents, we went on a hike to the beach. It took about an hour, but it was worth it!
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Community Art in Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Class

We do a lot of projects as a class. Some of the most fun projects involve community art: each of us makes a piece that’s part of a larger finished project. Recently we each took a page and wrote about an act of kindness; we then colored them and cut them out. When they’re done they’ll go onto the Tree of Kindness bulletin board
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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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2/3 Project Open House in Ms. Kathleen’s class

Above: Miranda’s snowflake picture We had our Project Open House presentation the last Thursday before winter break, to demonstrate what we’ve learned with our Energy project. Throughout the project, we did experiments using the scientific method, read books and watched videos, and went on field trips to the Excelsior Science Workshop and the Exploratorium. We started our presentation singing the “Energy March”. Here’s the
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Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Class, October 2014

Our class has been busy learning! We recently had homework assignments about our families. We created personal timelines to illustrate major events in our lifetime. We’ve been learning about time, so it was a perfect blend of learning and community as we shared about our lives. We also had an assignment to interview a member of our family about our roots. After interviewing our
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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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Jessica’s Class Folk and Fairy Tale Plays

You’re invited! Jessica’s class is doing a presentation of folk and fairy tales. Come watch your child’s folk or fairy tale re-enactment. These plays are part of our unit on reading, writing, and performing different genres of fiction. When: Thursday, 2/28 from 6-7pm Where: Room 107 at SFC. Optional: Please bring a dish or drink to share. Please let us know if you can
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Back to School: Tacolicious Begins Another Series of Mmmmmm Mondays

SFC parents Sara and Joe are putting money where their mouths are by donating 15% of the proceeds from their Valencia St. restaurant, Tacolicious, to local public schools every Monday. October Mondays benefit Alvarado Elementary, next month Marshall. SFC comes up again in February. Eat out tonight to support public education, what better excuse to skip cooking? 2012/2013 Tacolicious School Project Schedule: September: Starr King
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