Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 3/15/13

Above: Margot’s bird Today during choice time we finished the coin project and started a new art project- making birds! We used empty toilet tissue rolls for the bodies and craft sticks for legs and necks. We glued googly eyes onto paper cut-outs for the heads and then attached those to the necks. And of course feathers! The bird table was very popular. We’ll
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 Class, 3/15/13

Today’s reporters are Winnie (left) and Caitlyn (right). This week we were writing in our science notebooks about how systems of the body work. We talked about the pulse. The pulse is from our heart beating. It moves in our arms and you can feel it in your veins. This morning we watched a movie about how the pulse goes in a cycle. We
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Garden on a Cracker

K-2 had fun last month designing their own garden on cracker. We used cream cheese as the soil and harvested different plant parts from the garden like cauliflower, fava bean leaves, nasturtium flowers, mint leaves and sprinkles of sunflower seeds. This lesson teaches that healthy snack choices can be fun as well as inspiring the students to use plants as art.  


Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 3/8/13

Above: Orlando starts his Word Sort We often do Word Sorts to help us learn about the sounds that words make. Families have probably seen lots of these coming home over the year! We start with a sheet of paper with different pictures or words to sort, plus some words and/or pictures that shows the categories. Then we cut the pictures apart and glue
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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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