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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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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 1/18/13

Above: Derek joined our class after winter break. He’s showing his snowflake. We started our dance class today! Friday afternoons from 1-1.45 a dance teacher comes to our class through the Artist in Residence program. Ask your student to show you some of the moves they learned. During choice time we continued making snowflakes. Even though it’s San Francisco, we still think about snow
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 class, 1/18/13

Today’s reporters are Philip and Raimon. Philip: This week we watched a Martin Luther King Jr. video. It was a speech from the day before he was assassinated. Also this week Ms. Z gave us our second block for the map. We’re memorizing the 50 states, one block at a time. This week my group’s block had Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, and the other
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 Class, 12/21/12

Above: Raishad and Vincent are showing how a cloud is made. Our reporters today are Kevin and Julia. We had Project Open House! Kevin: My project was about how to save water. When you shower, if you’re not using the water, don’t let it run. I also worked on a computer slide show about water. Julia: My project was a game. We had a
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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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