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A Day on the Farm! Garden Stewards Field Trip

      Last Friday the Garden Stewards Program had the opportunity to explore two different urban farms within just a few miles of our school.   Our first stop was at the School Farm at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. The School Farm is run by a The Ecology Center of San Francisco, http://www.eco-sf.org/. Farmer Sam gave us a tour of the
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Exploring Soil!

We have been diving deep into the wonderful world of soil! The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade made soil horizon jars using different layers to create a mini soil terrarium. The jar resembles the layers of the earth. We collected rocks, sand, clay and topsoil from the garden and planted cover crop seeds on top. K-2 explored the different parts and pieces that make
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Welcome New Families!

Welcome new SF Community families! (Plus, Round 2 tour info) To those of you who received an SFUSD assignment to SF Community School, on behalf of the staff and families, we want to extend a very warm welcome to our school! We will be having a meet and greet event for all new families on Monday, April 1st. Parents and children are welcome. We
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Garden on a Cracker

K-2 had fun last month designing their own garden on cracker. We used cream cheese as the soil and harvested different plant parts from the garden like cauliflower, fava bean leaves, nasturtium flowers, mint leaves and sprinkles of sunflower seeds. This lesson teaches that healthy snack choices can be fun as well as inspiring the students to use plants as art.  


Pie Social and Silent Auction!

Come join us for the 1st Annual SF Pie Social and Blue Ribbon Competition! Sunday, April 14, from 11:30-2:00 at The Verdi Club,  2424 Mariposa St. You can get tickets in advance at piesocial.brownpapertickets.com. Come sample tasty pies and bid on great items in our silent auction.The silent auction features a wide range of items, including gift certificates to local shops and restaurants, tickets
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 2/8/13

Above: Chloe shows her lucky envelope Today in class we talked about some important upcoming holidays, like Valentine’s Day, Pancake Breakfast, and Chinese New Year! The new Chinese year is 4710, the Year of the Snake. We read a book called Cat and Rat, by Ed Young, which tells the legend of the Chinese Zodiac, plus explains why cats and rats hate each other.
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 class, 2/8/13

Today’s reporters are David and Franco. This week we went to the Asian Art Museum on Thursday. It was unique and a lot of fun. We learned a lot new stuff we didn’t know. David: My favorite part was the stories about the Buddha and how he was generous and giving. Franco: My favorite part was, when we were exploring, I saw a kitana
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 class, 2/1/13

Today’s reporters are Julienne and Natalie. Julienne: On Thursday we had an art class with Javier (an artist who was auditioning for the Artist in Residence program). We did painting on the floor of our favorite animals. Some were big paintings with other people, we did the paintings small so that everyone would have room. Then we also did some individual larger paintings. I
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 class, 1/25/13

Today’s reporters are Melissa and Tavaidi. Tavaidi: We are learning about maps. The map is of all 50 states. We’re taking a test next Wednesday. Melissa: The test is a blank map of all 50 states and we need to fill in the names [Note: Ms. Z says the test on Wednesday is not on all 50 states!]. We also made windows- you open
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Seed to Table: Nutrition in the Garden

  The past two weeks we have been learning about nutrition and making healthy and fresh recipes with ingredients from the garden. With new and healthier school lunches arriving this month from Revolution Foods, it seemed appropriate to focus on nutrition. We learned how to read nutrition labels and talked about the difference between processed and whole foods. All classes had the opportunity to
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