Posted May 8, 2013
Our third grade visited Muir Woods as part of their science on life structures. "We've been learning about seed dispersal and the parts and functions of plants," said teacher Cherise Sorenson. "Though our hydroponic set-up in class has been a great way to show the lifecycle of beans, nothing can beat seeing the our spectacular redwood forest up close and personal," she added.
Posted April 24, 2013
Our fourth grade students travelled to Sacramento this week to catch a glimpse of California, past and present. The trip included a visit to the
Posted April 18, 2013
As a hands-on connection to our second grade "Career" unit, second graders visited the California Court of Appeal in San Francisco and toured the court offices, sat in on a hearing, and even ate lunch with the justices. Our students were dressed in proper business attire for their field trip. They asked excellent questions, looking for examples of different careers and how they all work together as a team. Immediately after, they visited the Dandelion Chocolate Factory in the Mission for a tour and exploration of career opporunities in that type of work place.
Posted April 11, 2013
how life has changed for the native Californians since the arrival of the Spanish padres, what happened to the missions once Mexico took over rule, and learn about the life of a famous californio (Mexican Californian in the 1800's), General Vallejo and the impact of the US trying to take over California had on his life and ranch.
Posted March 21, 2013
Our eighth graders from the BHDS Marin and SF campuses came together with their teacher chaperones for a morning of planning and bonding before their upcoming two-week trip to Israel. To familiarize themselves with Israel's numerous political parties, the students divided into teams to play...read on for photos...
Posted March 14, 2013
As part of their study unit on space and the solar system, our third grade class visited the Chabot Space and Science center where they learned about comets and meteorites and travelled through space via a planetarium show. Through their studies, our students worked in groups to research their planets, learned about the moon phases by observing the moon each night night, and prepared reports with topics that included the"Our students took so much ownership and pride in learning about their topic completing and presenting their project," said teacher Cherise Sorenson.
Posted March 13, 2013
Holocaust survivor Richard Parasol, orphaned when his entire family in Poland was killed during the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto, told his story to our eighth grade class. He was saved through the near miraculous help of Polish Catholic family who took him from his parents - delivered over the fence of the ghetto - when he was six. He became a hidden child during the remainder of the war, and in 1947 he arrived in Israel on the Exodus, but the ship was not allowed to dock...
Posted March 7, 2013
Our fourth and fifth grade students planted over 70 trees and bushes at Tolay Creek Ranch as part of their collaborative work. This project, in coordination with the San Francisco Bay Area Commons STRAW project (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed), provides teachers and students with the scientific, educational, and technical resources to prepare them for outdoor watershed studies..."We had beautiful weather, happy kids, productive workers and wonderful parents helping out," said teacher Maria Seward.... PHOTOS
Posted February 28, 2013
After learning about special lunar new year’s traditions in Korea, China, and VietNam, our Kindergartners celebrated this special holiday by carrying their vibrant lion dancer through the halls of school, the JCC and the ECE preschool. They were joined by the first graders and the third graders, using instruments to make NOISE and chant happy new year's greetings in Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese...
Posted February 21, 2013
Holocaust survivors and guest speakers Bill Kay and Rosa Freund spoke to our eighth grade students this week about each of their stories - so different, yet each one displaying the courage, determination and strong love for family that allowed them to find a way to survive under brutal circumstances. "Our students will be among the very last to hear first-hand accounts of the Holocaust," said teacher Beverly Pinto...