Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Erdkinder Holiday Fair

Today is the first day of the EK Holiday Fair!

We set up our organic strawberry jam jars to form the word, 'JOY'!

We have holiday cards for sale - handmade ones too!

Delicious hot chocolate for a cold day!

We have a great assortment of cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Once you are ready to make your purchase, head over to the cashier to pay.

A day in the life- Emeryville Children's House

After learning all the Christmas nonmenclature cards in three languages, today we finally made our own fruit cake that looks exactly like the picture on the card! We are so excited for the winter celebration tomorrow!

Happy holidays!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Day In The Life: San Mateo Children's House

We are making more cookies for the Winter Celebration!

Today, we are baking gingerbread cookies.

We take turns stirring up the ingredients.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Baking for the Winter Celebration

In Children's House, we are baking cookies for the Winter Celebration!

We have to mix up all the ingredients for our cookies.

Now we all roll the dough into little balls!

 The Elementary is preparing gingerbread for their gingerbread houses.

We are mixing up the ingredients in a big bowl.

When our arms get tired we switch off with another classmate.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Field Trip to the California Academy of Sciences and Safari West!

We learned so much on our trips to the California Academy of Sciences and Safari West. The trip supplemented our classroom learning on Africa and we gained a lot of additional insight into the history, culture and amazing animals of this continent.

On the Living Roof of the California Academy of Sciences.
Beautiful jellies in the Steinhart Aquarium
We arrived at Safari West and met our tour guide. He was amazing. He knew so much about all of the different animals. He explained that Safari West is working hard to contribute to keeping many critically endangered species alive, including rhino and some very fragile antelope species.
Mr. Renato gets a kiss from a giraffe. Their tongues are dark to stop them getting sunburned!

There were many exotic birds at Safari West

Giraffe selfie-shot. There are two baby giraffes currently. They weigh 120 lbs as newborns.

Ostrich are very curious and aggressive.

It was fun on the Jeep ride, but sometimes the animals were a wee bit scary!!

This is the official bird and symbol of Uganda. One of the students did a country report on Uganda and we were all excite to see the bird!

The cattle were originally bred and developed by the Ancient Egyptians. Fascinating as we had recently studies Ancient Egypt and had seen cattle depicted in the frescoes and art pieces.

We learned that zebra are very aggressive animals which is why humans cannot ride or domesticate them,

Safari West has many antelope species, including lots of endangered animals. Their captive breeding program is especially important keeping some breeds that have less than 300 individual cattle left.

The lemur exhibit!

Most giraffes in Africa have this darker coloring. The lighter ones are more known in zoo settings.

Flamingo at the watering hole.

Winter Break: Monday, December 21st through Friday, January 1st

Friday, December 11, 2015

Half-Day Friday, December 18th

All classes will end at 12:30 pm.

A Day in the Life - San Mateo Infant Community

After washing the dishes, I have to wipe down the wet table.

Winter Celebration, Friday, December 18th (Emeryville)

The schedule for each level:
ND 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
IC 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
CH 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
EC: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

It is a half day Friday and all classes will end at 12:30 p.m.

Winter Celebration, Friday, December 18th (San Mateo)

Nido:                                                         9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Infant Community:              12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Children’s House:                9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Elementary Community:    11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
High School:                          December 16th at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015