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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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 Class, 4/5/13

Above: the circulatory and respiratory systems. Today’s reporters are Raishad and Timyas. This week we’re focusing on the three different systems: the circulatory system, the respiratory system, and the digestive system. We watched videos about all the meaningful parts and where the food goes. Like how the food goes down to the intestines. The respiratory system is about breathing and the circulatory system is
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, week of 3/18

Here are some photographs taken by Ingrid and Camilo, our class photographers for the week. Most of the pictures were taken during our field trip to the local produce store. We got an iPad Mini, courtesy of DonorsChoose.org, and are using the iPad Mini’s camera to take pictures of our classroom activities. We’re also using the iPad’s apps to practice math, reading, and more.
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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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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 Class Field Trip to Excelsior Science Workshop

Warning: some of these photographs are of fish dissections and show fish blood and guts. On Wednesday 3/20 Ms. Z’s class took a trip to the Excelsior Science Workshop. It’s brand-new and just opened last week. It is run by the same group that does the Mission Science Workshop, but we’re lucky that this is a lot closer for us- just a 10 minute
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