With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Ms. Ericka’s 2nd Grade class was inspired to spread kindness after reading a Valentine’s themed book. They decorated hearts and came up with some thoughtful compliments for each and every friend in the class. Ms. Ericka called the activity “Compliment Scoot”. The children “scooted” [...]
The Art Studio is always oozing with creativity, but especially right now. Our 2nd Grade artists have been learning different watercolor techniques as they continue the study of the Principle of Balance. They recently just finished the study of Symmetry (the even weight of elements on either side of the [...]
The Busy Bears (and all of their ECE friends) were quite busy creating the most unique and fun crafts from recycled items this January. On January 31st, they opened their classroom doors to sale these awesome crafts and raise money for the Elizabeth A. MacDonald foundation (eamf.org). We have worked [...]
Ms. Lisa’s 5th Grade Tech Lab students have created their own book covers for their assigned novel, Wonder. The students were tasked with creating every part of a book cover; the front, back, spine and inner flaps. This required them to Google search bar codes, author’s photos, other books by [...]
Combining curriculum from Math, History, and Science class, the 6th Graders reviewed ancient Egyptian mummification, mixed appropriate ratios to create a custom salt mixture, then dissected and mummified frogs! Students were in awe after their first dissection, and excited to check back in with the mummification process in 40 days.
6th Graders are in the middle of a unit where they are completing self portraits using different conceptual parameters. The concept of a self portrait is flexible. A word can describe you. So can a photograph. A simile can stand for you, a metaphor too. Styles change and so does [...]
3rd Grade has been working on strategies of multiplication in Math recently. They have been practicing making equal groups, arrays, using a number line, and properties of multiplication. Students took a walk around campus to identify all the arrays they saw and related them to multiplication. For example, the lattice [...]
In 4th Grade, students are learning about the life of Vincent Van Gogh. They studied his style of Post-Impressionism and also examined the details of his Starry Night painting. Students talked about the short brush stroke style all throughout the painting. They also discussed what other elements of art Van [...]
Recently, in Ms. Abi’s Current Events class, students made Public Service Announcements to educate one another about some important issues going on in the world. Research topics included earthquakes, bullying, homelessness, LGBTQ rights, and economic inequality, among others. This project was a great experience for Ms. Abi’s students, as they [...]
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Hollywood Schoolhouse students, families, and community members were honored to host Dr. Jane Goodall on campus on Sunday, October 8th as she shared stories about her life's work and celebrated 40 years of the Jane Goodall Institute. From sharing her message of 'hope' to delighting event guests with her [...]
Our 1st Grade friends have taken flight in the subject of Science! We are starting the year learning about air and weather. The unit opened with a discussion about what we already know about air: “We breath air”, “Air comes out of the walls”, “Trees make air”. The children [...]
Students in 4th Grade are learning about California’s Geography. They have learned the four major regions - Mountain, Coastal, Desert, and Central Valley. On blank maps, they located and labeled where Oregon, Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and the Pacific Ocean border California. In addition, they are learning about California’s landforms [...]
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