A student presenting her mask

Mr. Andrew and Ms. Kim’s 2/3 class gets into character!

This month, students in Mr. Andrew and Ms. Kim’s 2/3 class have been learning about characters. They’ve been exploring character traits and emotions, choosing adjectives to describe them, and finding supporting detail to explain the adjectives they selected. The students brought this lesson to life last Wednesday when they created character masks, and used those to retell stories they have been reading. Each kid presented
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Ms. May’s Kindergarten Writing Celebration

Today the Kindergartners at SFC shared their writing with the families that were there to show support. The youngest of our SFC community have been learning what it means to be a “Super Writer.” This isn’t about always using the correct spelling of the word but just the idea and effort behind their story. We are SUPER Writers! We write words! (me and the)
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SFC’s Fantastic Foxes for Friday Aug 26th

Every Friday morning SFC has an assembly where the students and teachers come together as a community and recognize individuals who stand out for the week because they upheld one of our SFC Virtues.  We call these students a “Fantastic Fox” after our mascot the Grey Fox.  Every week there will be a new Fantastic Fox for each grade level moving forward. The middle schoolers
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Tuesday Newsletters now bi-weekly

The newsletter sent out on Tuesdays will now be coming every other week, not every week.  If there are critical announcements, we will make sure to send a special communication out separately. El boletín enviado a cabo los martes ahora será viene cada dos semanas no todas las semanas . Si hay anuncios críticos, nos aseguramos de enviar una comunicación especial a cabo. Click
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Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Class End of the Year Wrap-up!

Above: Ori’s expert book. Beware of Mr. Flood! On Tuesday, May 24th, we had our Project Open House. This was our evening to show what we had learned in our Spring Project. We named ourselves the “Water Warrriors”. First, we read an introduction about what we studied in this project. We went on field trips, conducted experiments, wrote expert books about natural disasters and made
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Ms. Kathleen’s 2/3 Class: How water shapes our land, Water Cycle Quilt, and Pres. Obama’s letter!

For our Spring Project, we learned about how water shapes our land, the water cycle, and natural disasters caused by water. Here’s some of the work we did: First, a look at how water shapes our land. Through erosion, deposition, sediment, and weathering, the forces of water shape the land around us in a cycle:   Next, how the water cycle works: Condensation, precipitation,
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Camping in the Presidio for Second and Third Grade!

This year the entire Second and Third graders went overnight camping in the Presidio! This is such a magical experience for city kids to get out of the classroom and spend the day and night out in the beautiful nature that the San Francisco coast provides. We were stationed at Rob Hill Campground where we were hosted by the Camping at the Presidio (CAP) program.
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School Tour Monday, April 4th

We’re hosting a final school tour for this year this coming Monday, April 4th. The tour will start at 9.10am. Tour attendees will meet in the school yard, near the play structures and will start off by watch the Kindergarten and First Grade students line up, sing, and then go into class to start their day at 9:15am. The tour will then move into
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Miss Joy’s 2/3 Opinion Speeches

SFC is approaching their project season. In May when school projects are presented, each grade level will research, write and present on a different subject matter. This is a big part of SFC culture. In preparation for their upcoming oral presentations, the kids in Ms. Joy’s 2/3 were giving speeches using their opinion writing. As a part of writing class, the students were assigned
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SFC’s 2/3 Field Trip to the Symphony!

On Thursday March 10, 2016 Ms. Joy’s class and the entire 2/3 and 4/5 of SFC went to experience the San Francisco Symphony.   From their web site: The San Francisco Symphony is proud to present Concerts for Kids, a series of concerts for school-aged children designed as educational tools to develop students’ understanding and appreciation of symphonic music. These engaging performances introduce students to musical
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