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SDC and EL students saw the play James and the Giant Peach. This field trip was not only an opportunity to see professional artists perform in a theater, but also increased English comprehension. Students developed an understanding of a literature based theatrical production and were thrilled to have such an amazing opportunity.
8th grade Social Studies students got to see first-hand the struggles soldiers faced during the American Revolution. Uniforms from the British army, Hessians, Pennsylvania Army, and Colonial Army were available for students to wear. Authentic tools from the colonial period (such as gimlets, chisels, compasses, hammers, and swords), allowed students to get a better understanding of the war that gave the United States its independence.
Students at Pleasanton Middle School voted for Governor of California, U.S. Senator and Representative, and Pleasanton Mayor in a school-wide mock election last week. Students were given the results today in their history classes and were encouraged to watch the news and see how their votes compared to the actual results.
The Eagle's Nest productivity landed in our tree three years ago during an inquiry study on letter writing in third grade. Noticing where letters are used and placed in the world, two girls came up with letters found in the newspapers. After that, we all spun our heads together and developed the first Eagle's Nest. It's grown from grade level publication to whole school. We even receive letters from the community commenting on o
The 5th graders spent 4 days at camp learning firsthand about the ecosystems of the seashore, redwood forest, and salt marsh. Weather conditions were perfect for sightings of quail, racoons, mule deer, sea lions, and pelicans. Even though camp is over, teachers and students continue to use their experiences in science lessons and writing assignments. A wonderful outdoor experience was had by all!
Mohr 4th graders enjoyed a day at Sunol Regional Park on October 19th as part of a study on landforms and rocks and minerals. Docents led activities that involved hands-on learning as well as a half day hike with a naturalist that pointed out the different geological occurrences such as erosion, deposition, sediment layers, fossils, and rock types. It was great day putting a first hand spin on 4th grade science standards!
Students at Valley View Elementary recently participated in their yearly National Archery In The Schools Program (NASP) while attending Physical Education classes. Students learned about the history of archery, steps to safe shooting, self improvement, and responsibility while having a ton of fun. Check out the pictures of these successful archers!
Kindergartners and their third grade buddies have a chance to meet weekly to enjoy books. The third grades have a oppourtunity to sharpen their expressive reading skills, while kindergartners practice their concepts about print and beginning reading skills.
Students and their families had a great time at our annual Family Fun Fair, sponsored by the Mohr PTA. Students enjoyed carnival games, yummy treats and the cake walk. It was a super fun evening event
What a great time was had by all the participated in our first Bring Your Parent to PE Day! We had a great turn-out with over 200 parents that came to play. Some of the different activities that we did you can find below...
Human Know - Kids and parents had to get themselves out of a huge knot without letting go of each others hands.