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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Pie Fun(d)raiser = Success!

If you measure success by pieces of pie consumed PLUS smiles on faces PLUS number of attendees PLUS amount of money raised for a great cause, then our 1st Annual SF Pie Social and Blue Ribbon Competition was a HUGE success! A big thank you to all the donors, contestants, volunteers, and attendees! It was such a blast. Here’s a sampling of the fun,
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1st Annual SF Pie Social and Blue Ribbon Competition Winner (Recipe included!)


Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 4/12/13

Our flock of birds is complete! The last few people made their birds today. Next week we will take them home. Deybi shows his bird: Christopher selects googly eyes for his bird. Francisco shows his finished bird. “I picked yellow because yellow is a happy color.” After choice time, we checked in on our science experiment. As part of our cooking unit, we are
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 Class, 4/12/13

Above: Showing a celery strand with the red dye. Today’s reporters are Lena and Taliyah. Yesterday we went to Excelsior Science Workshop and played with fire. We paired up to work together. We put hydrogen peroxide and yeast together and also baking soda and vinegar together. We lit a candle and then put a stick into the fire. First we did an experiment where
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 4/5/13

Above: the Bird Factory in production At choice time we continued working on birds. Nearly everyone has done a bird now, what a flock! Added to the paper flowers we made this week, it really looks like springtime in our classroom. Camilo and his bird Lia kisses her bird Jacob’s bird Leeyana’s bird Sandy, Miranda, and Chloe found a new use for the magnet
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