Seed to Table: Nutrition in the Garden

  The past two weeks we have been learning about nutrition and making healthy and fresh recipes with ingredients from the garden. With new and healthier school lunches arriving this month from Revolution Foods, it seemed appropriate to focus on nutrition. We learned how to read nutrition labels and talked about the difference between processed and whole foods. All classes had the opportunity to
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 1/18/13

Above: Derek joined our class after winter break. He’s showing his snowflake. We started our dance class today! Friday afternoons from 1-1.45 a dance teacher comes to our class through the Artist in Residence program. Ask your student to show you some of the moves they learned. During choice time we continued making snowflakes. Even though it’s San Francisco, we still think about snow
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 class, 1/18/13

Today’s reporters are Philip and Raimon. Philip: This week we watched a Martin Luther King Jr. video. It was a speech from the day before he was assassinated. Also this week Ms. Z gave us our second block for the map. We’re memorizing the 50 states, one block at a time. This week my group’s block had Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, and the other
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 class, 12/21/12

We had Project Open House last night! Lots of families came and we showed the work we’ve been doing on our Community project. We ended the presentation by singing “It’s a Wonderful World”. We made snowflakes during choice time; we’ll make some more in January so that people who didn’t get a turn today can make some. At library time Tawnya showed us a
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 Class, 12/21/12

Above: Raishad and Vincent are showing how a cloud is made. Our reporters today are Kevin and Julia. We had Project Open House! Kevin: My project was about how to save water. When you shower, if you’re not using the water, don’t let it run. I also worked on a computer slide show about water. Julia: My project was a game. We had a
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Homemade Vegetable Stamp Wrapping Paper

  K-3 are using brown paper grocery bags to design their own holiday wrapping paper using different fruit and vegetable stamps during garden. To decorate our wrapping paper we are using potato stamps made with different shapes like hearts, stars, gingerbread people, apples and onions. This activity sparks conversation around where paper comes from, and how important is it to create less waste and
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Exploring Plants!

There is so much to know about our fellow plants and what better place to learn about them but in the garden! This fall season we learned about plant life cycles and searched for squash, corn and beans among the sunflowers. As winter approaches the rains bring lush green lettuce and nasturtium flowers that we harvest for our plant part salads. All the students
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 class, 12/14/12

Our reporters today are Neiman and Jaden. We’ve been busy getting ready for Open House. Each table is doing a different activity for Project Open House. There are seven tables with three or four people each and we’re at different tables. Jaden: Our table is trying to make a game. We’re writing on paper and asking questions so that people can answer them. We’ll
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Teacher Nobie’s K-1 Class, 11/30/12

Our class quilt is finished! We spread it out on the floor to examine it more closely. The squares are arranged alphabetically by person’s name, so we went through the alphabet and found each person’s square. Chi-An (who put the quilt together) says: I liked how everyone did a square, even those people that don’t like drawing so much. We all contributed to the
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Ms. Zapata’s 4/5 class, 11/30/12

Today’s reporters are Matthew (right) and Vincent (left). In our Science Notebooks we recorded our saturation activity. It’s about putting water into a sponge and seeing how much comes out. We needed to put in the exact amount of water to saturate the sponge and not have any come out. Saturation means sucking up the water. In class this week we are reading Joey
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