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  Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cross-Disciplinary project and Experiential Learning in Sixth Grade

By Isabelle Gilet

The Joshua Tree camping trip to the California desert supports experiential learning at SDFAS.  Studying the surrounding area while hiking, exploring and observing the desert environment is not only a great way to get to know your state better. It also helps students bond with classmates and teachers.

This Joshua Tree trip gives the material to work on a writing project that supports the students learning in Science and in English Language Arts.

Enjoy the pictures of our Sixth graders hard at work on their essays!

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7th Grade Field Trip to San Diego Central Library

By Isabelle Gilet
On Monday November 4th both 7th grade classes went to visit the Central Library in Downtown San Diego. They worked with a librarian to learn how to use  the CARRDS system (Credibility, Accuracy, Reliability, Relevance, Date, Sources) to evaluate the credibility of a source. After this presentation, they visited the building learning about the different sections and all the other opportunities the Central Library offers like 3D printers, sewing machines and other creativity labs.
Students were then able to borrow books with their brand new library cards in the teen section! They are already looking forward to visit their local branch of the library!
“The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a library card.” (E.L. Doctorow)
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Human Library Field Trip at La Jolla Country Day

By Isabelle Gilet
Human Library at La Jolla Country Day
On Friday 1st of November, the 8th graders borrowed some very special “books” at LJCD : Human Books! For the first time we were invited to participate in this amazing experience called a Human Library. The idea is to sit with a “human book”, a person, and speak with them about their career, choices or life experience for 20min. This library’s theme was “Feminism, Empowerment and Breaking Boundaries”. The students met different women, from a New York Times bestseller author,  a politician, a chef, a psychic to a renowned scientist. All of them loved the experience and are looking forward to doing this again at SDFAS! Thank you LJCD for this opportunity!
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