Category Archive for 'Photos'

Feb Factor 2019

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Feb Factor 2019

82 new photos · Album by Christian Howd

Thanks for everyone that donated food! We had plenty! Check out the pictures above for our crazy games, cards, and lunch!

Fiesta Mexicana 2018

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Fiesta Mexicana 2018

40 new photos · Album by Christian Howd

Today was our Mexican Fiesta! We started by making farolitos (little lanterns) out of paper and reading a book called El Regalo de Navidad (The Gift of Christmas).   feliz-navidad.png

We then started our own Las Posadas. We went to the cafeteria and the office, and they wouldn’t let us in for shelter, but the family members in our class finally gave us shelter and we started our fiesta! We sang Cascabel and El Burrito de Belen (the Little Donkey of Bethlehem).

Then we all took a whack at the piñata. It lasted long enough for everyone to take a swing! Then we headed back to the room to eat. The menu included:

  • Mexican-style tacos on corn tostada shells;
  • Spicy shredded chicken eaten with torn flour tortillas;
  • Nopalitos (prickly pear cactus!);
  • Pepinos (cucumbers with lemon juice and salt);
  • Mexican hot chocolate (hot chocolate with cinnamon);
  • Cinnamon churros; and,
  • Buñelos (fried flour tortillas with cinnamon and sugar).

Later, we played Toma Todo, a Mexican top game much like the Jewish dreidel. In this game, students start with ten beans, then take or put in beans as the top says. The person with the winning amount of beans could select a Mexican pop.

A grande-sized thanks to the family members who helped prepare and serve food today at the fiesta, and for all the generous donations–we had more than enough food and everyone had their fill!

Feliz Navidad!

Hawaiian Beach Bash 2018

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Hawaiian Beach Bash 2018

99 new photos · Album by Christian Howd

BioBlitz 2018

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Today was our BioBlitz field trip! We got to pet a chinchilla, sloth, and large snake! We learned out to identify and measure trees. We learned all about how to keep honeybees and how to collect honey. The class got to sample honeycomb and got their own sample of honey!

BioBlitz 2018

52 new photos added to shared album

Class activities for Friday, September 7

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Highlights from today:

  • Today was Team Day! The students participated in several team-building activities that involved work together to reach a goal. Overall, the class did well and much better than last year!
  • We decided on our class agreement:
    • Turn and look at the speaker.
    • Use your time wisely.
    • Follow directions.
    • Talk at the right time.
    • Keep pace with others.
  • We reviewed our class behavior policy.
  • We finished playing a game called Win as Much as You Can. In this game, when teams agree to work together, everyone wins, but when some teams try to “get ahead” of the others, not only do some teams lose, but the whole class loses out. This game has 10 rounds and it took until the final round before the class started to think about how everyone could win, not just a few. We played again and learned from our mistakes. We learned that we need to put others first rather than try to be first all the time.

Team Day 2018

9 new photos · Album by Christian Howd