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
We had fun attempting to demonstrate Newton’s Third Law of Motion this week with balloons, string, and a water bottle.
Our weekly writing prompt was – If you had $100 and could only buy things that start with the first letter of your name, what would you buy? The children came up with many interesting responses. What would you buy?
Tickets for our fundraiser benefiting Paradise schools will be on sale this week. The two Upper Elementary student leaders of this project/event will be selling tickets (10$ 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.
There are no shortage of books and articles advising us that our digital native children are becoming addicted, detached, or distracted by their digital devices, or, alternately, that this technology is offering children new opportunities for creativity and broader, positive, social engagement. Regardless of our own point of view about the use of technology, our children need our guidance to navigate it’s use.
Some of the lessons this week included positive and negative space, different ways of combining solutions and mixtures, phases of the moon…
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!
The Christmas in Cordova Toy Drive is designed with the simple premise that “every child deserves to have a present to open at Christmas”.