Dear Sierra Nevada Community: Greenhaven Estates Sing The Sierra Nevada classroom, along with most of the San Gabriel community, will sing at Greenhaven Estates this Thursday at 11:00. This is a “rain… Read More
Head Teacher & Montessori Guide
Tickets for our fundraiser benefiting Paradise schools will be on sale this week. The two Upper Elementary student leaders of this project/event will be selling tickets (10$ per person) in front of the main building and then on the back deck in the afternoons. You are welcome to invite family members and friends.
One student’s father is working with Leslie Odom, Jr., the original actor in the role of Aaron Burr from Hamilton the musical, and he sent along this encouragement to the students working on a production of the play in Upper Elementary.
Watch for volume two of the newspaper, set to be published next Friday – yes, the day of the PJ Potluck! The children were thrilled to see their hard work come to life last month. I will continue to help them with this project for as long as they are interested.
A proud Lower Elementary student journalist stopped us on the playground the day the first edition of the Sierra Nevada news was published, wanted to make sure we had seen it, AND requested that we announce the next publication date. We are happy to oblige!
“Our community and each, individual child is the source of most of my gratitude in my life. Certainly my family is in there but I don’t actually spend as much time with them as I do with or thinking about the children in my care.”
It was wonderful to have a chance to chat with most of you over this past week. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me whenever you have questions or concerns – you don’t need to wait until conferences. I’m always happy to talk with you about your child.
Skylarr’s family brought us five gorgeous orange cauliflowers. We made roasted cauliflower soup that was out of this world. Here is the recipe that your child could definitely make for the family for dinner:
We have been talking quite a bit lately at school about reading, writing and screens. Over the past 16 years of teaching and especially in the last five years, I have seen a significant change in the way that children are processing language in both reading and writing…
…One thing I’ve noticed has stayed constant over the years. That is the children’s desire to learn. They continue to have a great thirst for knowledge and understanding. They still want to find out why and to make discoveries for themselves. I know that together as a team we can help them satisfy this great curiosity about the world!