Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 5/17/13

Above: Margot’s pasta & bean picture. “I started making a face and then it turned into something else.” Today during choice time we built several large magna tile towers. A couple of them tumbled down, but here’s one before it fell. Remember the safety rule is, don’t build it above your head! We also continued making pictures with dried pasta and beans. Guess who
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 Class, 5/17/13

Today’s reporters are David and Franco. Our science project is about pollution. We did pollution card collectors. Franco: Me and my partner decided to put it by cars. We used cards and covered them with petroleum jelly. We stapled them to a tree outside the front gate to collect pollution from the cars coming by. We left it there for 3 days. David: We
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Community Garden Mural Project, Painting this Sunday!

Over the past four months the after school program has been working on a community garden mural. The theme for the mural is our garden habitat and the life cycle. Here Carmela is drawing a picture of a girl harvesting a strawberry.  All the students chose images from the garden that they wanted to include in the mural. They practiced drawing them and then
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 5/10/13

Above: Our class example of a healthy breakfast Today we worked on writing about healthy meals. First, as a class we made up an example of a healthy breakfast. Then, we worked individually to draw a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Next, we wrote the foods for each meal. We’ll continue to work on this Monday. Francisco is hard at work: Ben is putting
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Bike Day at SFC! plus Bike Field Trip!

Last Saturday, May 4th, the 4/5 classes had a Bike Day down on the big yard at school. Our purpose was to prepare for the upcoming field trips to Golden Gate Park. On Thursday May 9th Ms. Sweeney’s class is going, and on Friday May 10th Ms. Zapata’s class is going. We’re going to split into groups: before lunch, one group will go hiking
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, Food & Nutrition Project

Above: ingredients for making cheese. Here are some pictures taken by our class photographers over the past few weeks, documenting our food projects. Two weeks ago (April 26th) we did a dehydrated banana project, to investigate how bananas changed when they were dehydrated (dried out). We discovered their color and texture changed. And that dried bananas are yummy! Last week (May 1st) we made
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 Class, 5/3/13

Above: Raimon’s Pop Art painting. Today’s reporters are Philip and Raimon. Greenhouse effect experiment: On our experiment we were trying to see how high and how low the temperature would go. We made a foil cover for a glass jar and brought the jars out into the sun. We wanted to see how it would change. The two-minute one the temperature was low and
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 4/26/13

Above: A mask in progress Today during choice time we continued making masks. People who did their masks last week were able to try them on and take them home since the glue had dried. We discovered that the strings are a little tight so they’re not that comfortable to wear all the time. Also some of us were a little too excited and
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 Class, 4/26/13

Above: Photosynthesis: The roots of a tree draw the water into the tree and goes up the xylem. And then it goes up into the leaves. The leaves help make the sugar. They need sunlight. The water mixes with something and makes the sugar. The sugar passes back down the tree by the phloem. The other important part of photosynthesis is that it gives
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 4/19/13

Today’s blog post is mostly pictures. Today during choice time we started a new art project: masks! Each student got a foam mask to decorate. We used a lot of glitter glue, so we have to wait for the glue to dry before we take home our masks. We’ll keep going next week. The rest of these pictures were taken by our class photographers.
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