Welcome from Principal, Tami Weiser

1/25/2013 Message from Principal, Tami Weiser

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This week has been a flurry of activity for teachers and students. Teachers worked hard all day Tuesday on report cards, meeting with administrators one-on-one, and planning as grade levels. Students came back Wednesday to present long term projects, rehearse for Tu B’Shvat, and jump back into math, reading, science and social studies. We are particularly proud of our 3rd Graders for their incredible talent and diligence in preparing their Tu B’Shvat performance. Our 4th Graders have been demonstrating scholarly behavior as they explore the relationship between structures of power and change in California History and delve in to the Mission period. In 6th Grade, some students presented architectural designs as they integrated their understanding of proportion, measurement and percentage. First Graders presented their community worker projects and demonstrated knowledge of the tools, actions, language and responsibilities of members of different disciplines. Second Graders explored the ethical issues and different perspectives of the Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

We continue to work on finding commonalities across the subject areas using Universal Themes such as power, change, systems, patterns and structures. Students are beginning to make interdisciplinary connections and apply critical thinking skills throughout the curriculum. We look forward to delivering report cards to 6th Grade at the end of the month and to K-5 by February 14. It has been amazing to see the growth in individual students this year, as well as the maturity of whole classes. Their academic, emotional and spiritual development is evidenced in thoughtful work, and is something in which teachers, students and parents should take great pride.

Best Regards,
Karen Anderson
Director of Curriculum & Instruction

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