Falling into Autumn in the Outdoor Classroom

The days are starting to get shorter but our work in the outdoor classroom is anything but slowing down. Our 7th and 8th graders beef up their carpentry and engineering skills, redesigning key garden infrastructure such as erosion control beds and our mobile hot houses. We have weeded out and cut up all the dead plant matter from the summer and fed it to
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Lights on Afterschool Open House Next Week!

Next week, the After School Program hosts our first ever open house! On Thursday, October 17, we’ll welcome parents, students, special guests and ABC TV to see all of the cool new learning and enrichment programs we’re offering this year. The event is happening in the cafeteria from 4-6 pm. It’s a potluck, so please bring a dish to share. SFC’s after school program
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Nathalie’s Kindergarten class at whole school picnic Oct. 4, 2013

Last Friday the Kindergarteners took their first ever field trip.  It was for the annual SFC Whole School Picnic.  It was a long, hot walk to the Crocker Amazon park.  The kids must’ve walked at least 10 blocks from SFC. It was a fun adventure and they did great.  The Kindergarteners had a wonderful time playing games and getting to know some of the other kids
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Teacher Nathalie Kindergarten Sept, 2013

A lot has happened over the last few weeks.Teacher Nathalie is so great at capturing the moment and sharing a little insight with us.  Here are some highlights… The pictures with 2 students sitting next to each other are from the first time we tried partner reading during Reading Workshop last week. Independent reading with book bin labels visible is the first time they
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SFC gets new sign!

Last Wednesday afternoon we got a beautiful new sign with our school name on it–at long last. What a great feeling it is to have a spruced up building exterior AND an official sign. Thank you, SFUSD, for working to make SFC’s exterior reflect the great things that are happening inside!


Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 9/27/13

Above: Younis shows his masterpiece. More artwork this week! Everyone who wanted to work with this project has gotten a turn, so some people who wanted a second turn made a new piece. Here’s Orlando’s art: Naomi’s piece is very symmetrical: Derick’s art this week is based on the Lord of the Rings: “It’s the castle with lots of archers on top, defending them
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Teacher Nathalie’s Kindergarten Class

It is a big transition for a child’s life…. Kindergarten! There were several ups and downs over the last month but in teacher Nathalie’s Kindergarten class, the kids are learning a lot already. They have been focusing on getting to know the rules of the classroom and their new school. They are learning where to put their stuff, how to use a hall pass to go to the bathroom or get
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 9/20/13

Above: Ingrid shows her picture “It has stars in it.” Today at choice time we continued making artwork. Mariyah worked a lot with tape. Ahndy did a lot with twisting tape, glue, and then added more drawing. Jocelyn shows her work: “It’s a lake with falling leaves.” Iisis worked for a long time gluing tissue paper, then cutting around her creation and gluing it
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Fall Pancake Breakfast, 10/26

Our annual Fall Pancake Breakfast is coming up on Saturday October 26th, 9:00am to 11:30am! Delicious all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, veggie sausage, orange juice, and coffee! Fun for the whole family! Bounce house, games, pumpkins, and more! Live music from Paul Griffiths & Friends! $7/adult, $4/child, or $20/family of 4


Welcome back to the Garden at SF Community!

Hello from the Outdoor Classroom at SF Community! The first month back has flown by as we catch up with the changing season. We have been doing everything from saving seeding, to harvesting the last of the summer crops, to feeding the hungry hungry compost to investigating the exciting world of insects. We have been planting both fall crop seeds like leafy greens and
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