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Homemade Vegetable Stamp Wrapping Paper

  K-3 are using brown paper grocery bags to design their own holiday wrapping paper using different fruit and vegetable stamps during garden. To decorate our wrapping paper we are using potato stamps made with different shapes like hearts, stars, gingerbread people, apples and onions. This activity sparks conversation around where paper comes from, and how important is it to create less waste and
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Exploring Plants!

There is so much to know about our fellow plants and what better place to learn about them but in the garden! This fall season we learned about plant life cycles and searched for squash, corn and beans among the sunflowers. As winter approaches the rains bring lush green lettuce and nasturtium flowers that we harvest for our plant part salads. All the students
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 class, 12/14/12

Our reporters today are Neiman and Jaden. We’ve been busy getting ready for Open House. Each table is doing a different activity for Project Open House. There are seven tables with three or four people each and we’re at different tables. Jaden: Our table is trying to make a game. We’re writing on paper and asking questions so that people can answer them. We’ll
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 class, 11/30/12

Today’s reporters are Matthew (right) and Vincent (left). In our Science Notebooks we recorded our saturation activity. It’s about putting water into a sponge and seeing how much comes out. We needed to put in the exact amount of water to saturate the sponge and not have any come out. Saturation means sucking up the water. In class this week we are reading Joey
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Teacher Nobie’s Class, 11/16/12

Above: Treazure shows his quilt square. We’ve finished our quilt squares and they’ll be sewn together to make the class community quilt. Here’s a peek at what we did at choice time: Lia: I made a lipgloss and a birdhouse. Chloe and Sandy’s structures. Ben: This house is closed. Isalena and Miranda made drawings for each other (center and right). Margot drew a rainbow
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Pancake Breakfast Success!

Thanks to all the families and students who participated in the garden activities at the Pancake Breakfast! Flower pot and pumpkin painting, button making and face painting all helped us raise $100 for the garden program. A big THANK YOU to  Veritable Vegetable for donating the big beautiful pumpkins! We are looking forward to more garden fun for the next Pancake Breakfast in February!
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Family Garden Work Day! This Sunday, November 18th

Our garden has been looking fantastic this fall thanks to all the families who have come out to support for our Family Garden Workdays! During our September workday we installed new straw borders donated from White Cap Construction. For our October workday we painted did a lot of weeding and painted our cob oven with natural paints. Our next workday will be this Sunday,
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Teacher Nobie’s K-1 class, 11/9/12

Above: Ben lets his quilt square do the talking. At choice time today we continued working on our quilt project. Camilo shows his square. Orlando shows some love. Isalena shows her self-portrait. It includes a ladybug. Lia’s square has lots of colored snowballs and pink polka-dots! Christopher and Fredy are working on their pictures. Christopher’s name is really long, so Fredy gave him a
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Teacher Nobie’s K-1 class, 10/26/12

Our question of the day is: What is your favorite thing to do at choice time? We’re at the clay table. Jacob: I’m not sure yet what I’m making. Fredy: I’m thinking of what to make. A snake. It’s candy. Chi-An: Are those little blue balls gumdrops? Jacob: Yeah. Fredy’s candy has come over to get some candy. Jacob: Bite these candies! Fredy: If
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Excelsior Festival and Sunday Streets

SFC will be participating in the Excelsior Festival and Sunday Streets on Sunday, October 21st. SFC will have a booth on persia between mission and ocean. We will be selling raffle tickets, doing face painting, promoting the pancake breakfast. The Excelsior Festival is a free, family friendly event featuring live music and entertainment, a dedicated children’s area with games & activities for the kids,
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