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    Hanukkah Songs Light Up Drake Terrace

    The third grade class invited the second graders to join them for Hanukkah singing at Drake Terrace on Tuesday. Students from both classes sang together in front of the senior buddies. Songs performed were Sevivon, Uno Candelica, Light the Candles, I Have a Little Dreidel, and Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah. The seniors even joined in the singing of I Have a Little Dreidel. Following the singing, the second grade class performed the poem "'Twas the Night Before Hanukkah," and the third graders introduced their second grade buddies to their senior buddies. After the second graders departed back for BHDS, the third graders teamed up with their senior buddies to make holiday cards to be distributed to children who will be in the hospital over the holidays. It was a wonderful way to kick off the holiday. MORE PHOTOS

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    Students Learn How to Make Olive Oil

    Hands-on learning and meaningful Hanukkah celebrations came together for our second to fifth grade students on Monday when Rabbi Hillel Scop (of Chabad of Mill Valley and former BHDS teacher) showed the students how olive oil is made. Before pressing the olives, students helped Rabbi Scop pit the fresh olives. Once the olives were pitted, students volunteered to press the olives to make oil. Rabbi Scop explained to our students how olive oil used to light lamps, and the oil our students pressed was then used to light a Chanukiah. "The flame was really quiet," says Jewish studies Beverly Pinto. Third grade teacher Jeff Krieger added, "The flame smelled like frying and latkes!" This program was coordinated by Beverly Pinto. MORE PHOTOS (Photos by Ruth Rosenthal)

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    Sixth Grade Returns from Engaging and Educational Week at Walker Creek Ranch

    Sixth grade students braved the rain and wind during their outdoor education experience at Walker Creek Ranch last week. Students from both campuses hiked to various locations, from pond habitats to creeks to lush bay/oak forests. In the evenings, students participated in night hikes and the famous “barn boogie.” The sixth graders also participated in a solo hike, where they learned to find their way on their own using information cards that provided clues. The curriculum of this experiential education program focused on earth and life sciences: using Walker Creek Ranch and its surrounding area as the backdrop, students studied natural communities and how they survive on the different resources available. These subjects lead into the important areas of adaptation and evolution, which are central themes of middle school science. Walker Creek’s location near Point Reyes allowed students to view the San Andreas fault line during their all-day hike to Walker Peak. It was an engaging—albeit, wet!— week for our students, with many hands-on examples of science all around them. MORE PHOTOS

FriDec19

Pizza & Pajama Day

MonDec22

Winter Break, School Closed

Thru: 1/2/2015
MonJan05

School Resumes

WedJan07

Lice Check

Time: 9:00am

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    Sixth Grade Returns from Engaging and Educational Week at Walker Creek Ranch

    Sixth graders braved the rain and wind during their outdoor education experience at Walker Creek Ranch—a Marin County nature retreat—last week. Students from both campuses hiked to various locations, from pond habitats to creeks to lush bay/oak forests. In the evenings, students participated in night hikes and the famous “barn boogie.” The sixth graders also participated in a solo hike, where they learned to find their way on their own using information cards that provide clues. Walker Creek’s location near Point Reyes allowed students to view the San Andreas fault line during their all-day hike to Walker Peak. In addition to learning about science and nature, this experiential education trip provided our students with an opportunity to discover themselves through physical challenge and the power of working as a team. The week was very engaging for our students, with many hands-on examples of science all around them! MORE PHOTOS

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    Kindergarteners Introduced to Computer Science through iPad App

    Kindergarteners have just begun their computer science curriculum and are being introduced to the concept of sequencing. Instructional technology and media speclialist Leo Stern began the lesson with an overview of what computer science is and what it helps computer programmers do. Then, using Kodable—an iPad app that teaches the basic concepts of computer science programming through game play—kindergarteners were tasked with getting their fuzzball character through a maze by providing a sequence of directional arrows. MORE PHOTOS

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    Music Talks! Symphony Program Engages Fifth Grade

    Fifth grade enjoyed a trip to see the San Francisco Symphony last Friday. The field trip to the symphony provides our students with exposure to arts in the world outside of BHDS. The students heard a special symphony performance called Music Talks!—a program that focuses on the unique communicative power of a symphony orchestra, engaging young listeners with the power of music to create moods, express emotions, and tell stories. The fifth graders heard pieces by Mussorgsky, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Britten, and Stravinsky. "It's a great way to experience the symphony, since the music program is designed for children," says BHDS music teacher Kimberly Lotstetter of the Music Talks! program. "The students loved [the program] and wished that they had played even more music!"

MonDec22

Winter Break, School Closed

Thru: 1/2/2015
MonJan05

School Resumes

ThuJan08

"All About Middle School"

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
TueJan13

Full Board Meeting

Location: SF Campus Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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