Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Day in the Life - Emeryville Children's House

We are practicing with the Safety Pin Frame and Lacing Frame. After this, we are going to exchange our frames.

Inspired by my friend, today I'm going to make some sentences myself.

I am working with the Knobless Cylinders. I am exploring the different patterns and progressions I can make with these boxes.

I am labeling the objects in the environment. I read the card, and then I go search for the object that matches it. Some of them are tricky!

Phrase of the Day: March 31, 2015

What would you like to do during the Spring vacation?

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Day in the Life - Emeryville Children's House

                                            We love to practice division on the Division Board. 

Phrase of the Day: March 30, 2015

I love my grandma and my grandpa.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Phrase of the Day: March 29, 2015

My grandparents love me very much!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Phrase of the Day: March 28, 2015

We are going to see grandma and grandpa over the vacation.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Garden Work Day in Emeryville

The Emeryville children would like to say thank you to all the parents (and grandparents) who came to school to pitch in during our garden work day earlier this month! There was weeding and thinning of the bulb beds, amending and turning the soil in the boxes, transplanting the fragrant herbs into the sensorial garden, building a new child-sized bench, re-staining and varnishing the bridge and picnic tables and benches, cleaning out the tool shed, planting spring  vegetable seeds, and building a new bird-and-squirrel resistant screen for one of the vegetable beds! Since then, we have been inspired to plant some more seedlings ourselves in the lower beds!

The new enclosure for the vegetables. We can lift the sides to tend the plants.

Oregano, thyme and rosemary are growing in the sensorial garden.

We are enjoying the new bench under the redwood tree.

 Be careful! The varnish is very sticky.

The day wouldn't be complete without a wagon ride. 

Now we are planting more seeds!

A day in the Life - Emeryville Elementary

After an art lesson on grid drawing, I drew a self-portrait.

Phrase of the Day: March 27, 2015

Spring Vacation begins on Friday!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Day in the Life - Emeryville Elementary

Today we learned about trilobites. We are illustrating and writing about we learned. 

Phrase of the Day: March 26, 2015

My parents will meet with my teachers on Friday.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Phrase of the Day: March 24, 2015

Soon we will transplant vegetable seedlings into the garden.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Day in the Life - San Mateo Infant Community

 I am taking beans out of their skins one by one.

Today's lunch is seasoned rice balls.

Phrase of the Day: March 19, 2015

I cuddle my teddy bear before I fall asleep.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Community Involvement Night - Wednesday, March 25th - EC at 5:00 p.m.; HS at 6:00 p.m. (San Mateo)

A Day in the Life - San Mateo Children's House

Today in the San Mateo Children's House, we celebrated St. Patrick's Day.
Many of us wore green...

We listened to Irish music and practiced dancing jigs...

We also listened to a story about St. Patrick and learned about his good works.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Phrase of the Day: March 18, 2015

I sleep with my favorite quilt.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Phrase of the Day: March 16, 2015

The full moon is round and bright.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Phrase of the Day: March 15, 2015

Mommy or Daddy reads me a story before I go to bed.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Day in the Life: Emeryville Children's House

I'm exploring with the Movable Characters to make phrases and sentences.

It's getting really windy, so let's carry the drying rack back to the classroom together.

Phrase of the Day: March 12, 2015

I like to watch the sunset with my family.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Science Fair Experiments in the EK/HS Program

Getting Ready for Science Fair and Springtime at the Farm

Spring is here, and that means that we are busy with science fair experiments in the EK. It's always exciting to come in every day and work on our experiments and all of the many aspects of this project.
 Here, a student is checking her experiment, recording observations in her science notebook.
 Two students work together on soldering material for an experiment.
Last week, we went to the Farm for the first time in 2015! We worked for about three hours, and everything is so green and lush after the winter. However, the farmers are very worried as we have had so little rain over the winter season compared to the normal volume of rainfall needed.

Lunch break after weeding all morning. We enjoyed lying in the warm sunshine.
A quick stop at San Gregorio beach on the way home.