Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 Class, 3/8/13

Today’s reporters are Lena (left) and Taliyah (right). This week we had the Constitutional Convention, where we had to write why slavery should end and why we should have the right to vote. The groups were Northern Merchants and Bankers, White Women, Male Southern Plantation owners, free African Americans, enslaved African Americans, White Workers/Indentured Servants, and the Iroquois Nation. We were pretending to argue
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 3/1/13

Today during Writing Workshop we wrote about what we are going to do this weekend. First, Teacher Nobie led us in writing some sample sentences. We wrote two sample sentences, emphasizing transition words. The first was what we were going to do. The second sentence is what we want to do. We had a choice of using either start, “I am going to” or
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 Class, 3/1/13

Today’s reporters are Adriana (left) and Amalia (right). Ms. Z has been reading aloud a book called The Freedom Menu. We put down the page number and what we think about the text- what we know and what we have read so far. We do this to think more about what we read. The book is about when black people had their own separate
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Pie Social and Silent Auction!

Come join us for the 1st Annual SF Pie Social and Blue Ribbon Competition! Sunday, April 14, from 11:30-2:00 at The Verdi Club,  2424 Mariposa St. You can get tickets in advance at piesocial.brownpapertickets.com. Come sample tasty pies and bid on great items in our silent auction.The silent auction features a wide range of items, including gift certificates to local shops and restaurants, tickets
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 2/22/13

Above: The parade Today was our last class of dance with Djenane. We got into our groups and each member of the group wore a lei of the same color (the colors matched our table colors). There were four stations to rotate through, each with different props: jump rope, pompoms, dance ribbon, and a marble and cup game. Djenane played the drum to tell
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Jessica’s Class Folk and Fairy Tale Plays

You’re invited! Jessica’s class is doing a presentation of folk and fairy tales. Come watch your child’s folk or fairy tale re-enactment. These plays are part of our unit on reading, writing, and performing different genres of fiction. When: Thursday, 2/28 from 6-7pm Where: Room 107 at SFC. Optional: Please bring a dish or drink to share. Please let us know if you can
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 2/15/13

There was a lot happening at choice time today! Above, Ben, Ingrid, Iisis, and Leeyana made some huge structures with the Magna Tiles. Margot worked hard on a drawing of jewelry- bracelets and necklaces with their beads in different patterns. Also we did more lucky envelopes for Chinese New Year. Lia shows her envelope: Francisco’s has a king on it. “A king rocketship!”  
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 class, 2/15/13

Today’s reporters are Hernan and Theo. On Valentine’s Day we talked about what a friend is. Theo: “A friend is someone who respects you and you respect them back.” Hernan:  “A friend is someone who is kind to you and plays with you.” Then we had a party in the afternoon before choir. Some people gave out candy and some people just ate it.
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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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