Students in fourth grade are learning about energy and forces in motion. They experimented with Hotwheels to put into action their understanding of potential and kinetic energy. The students worked together to measure and record the distance their cars traveled under different amounts of force using a data table that they will later graph.
– Cathleen Anderson –
The 2nd grade classes visited Wild Willows Farm in Imperial Beach on March 27th. There the students observed a variety of plants in a sensory garden, noticed different adaptations plants had for survival, and picked vegetables and ate from the garden. Students even tasted flowers, leaves and succulents! We also learned about the best ways to grow and acquire food in the most healthy way for both the consumer and the Earth. The students enjoyed this adventure and learned a lot. There are volunteer opportunities on Saturdays to help out and learn at the Wild Willows Farm if interested.
Emily Loomis – Murielle Brimaldi – Nicolas Margarot
For this last trimester, 5th graders will experiment a traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali. Hirotaka Inuzuka, who has been teaching Gamelan for three years in our school, is pleased to welcome the students in this new adventure.
On March 23, many students participated in the presentation during the International Day. They dressed up in their national costume or presented a famous character or legendary figure from their country.
The guest country this year was India, and students learned about this country at the morning Forum and discovered traditional Indian dance and music in the afternoon.
Enjoy some pictures of the event!
Fourth Grade students at SDFAS have worked very hard over the past few weeks to research, write a report, and complete a model of one California Mission of their choice. The students presented their reports and creative models orally in front of the class to share what they had learned. The missions were on display in the fourth grade classrooms for other students to view and ask questions to gain a better understanding of Spanish influence on California’s history.
Students of 3rd grade and 7th grade are involved in the 2nd international contest of collaborative writing organized by the International Federation of French Teachers and the Florilège International des Ecrivains en Herbe Francophones. The theme of this year is “Eldorado…”. This trans-diciplinary project blends several disciplines such as history, geography or writing, but also develops the aptitude of students to work collaboratively.
Marion Addo, Alexandre Franquet
On Wednesday, March 1st, students from 3rd to 6th grade have enjoyed a play from La JollaPlayhouse. At the end of the play, students were able to ask questions to the actors.
Teresa Sekiguchi and Yuriko Patino have invited the parents of the students taking this Advanced Spanish class to an open class. They shared a few stories and learning they have had.
The 4th graders have been working very seriously for their Forum’s presentation. With David accompanying on piano and Claire Selva on the flute, the students interpreted the song from the movie “Les Choristes”. Together pairs of students represented from each class then presented a Haiku about improving their classroom environment.
Fourth graders are learning about mineral identification in science. They were able to use a QR code reader app to look up crucial information to classify and learn more about a variety of mineral properties.