On Thursday, November 19, the participating student athletes of Country Day and their families were invited to the Fall Sports Banquet. Members of the Co-ed Water Polo, Boys Soccer, and Girls Volleyball teams shared great food, memories, and were honored by their coaches. The banquet ended with students cheering for one another as images of […]
Last month, 1st Grade had an amazing field trip to Tanaka Farms. We enjoyed a tractor ride around the farm, had the chance to pet the cutest goats, got lost in a corn maze (don’t worry – everyone made it out), picked fresh vegetables and took home a pumpkin picked right out of the patch!!
There is nothing quite like a school author visit to get kids excited about reading and writing. Our kindergarteners were no exception! Last month, author Chris Helene Bridge shared her book Read to Me! with our students. The students enjoyed listening to her story and learning about what it is like to be an author. […]
The Kindergarteners loved celebrating Halloween last month! We made a KWL chart and a spider book filled with facts we have learned about spiders. We constructed and then ate our spiders for ABC Cooking. They wiggled and jiggled and tickled–it’s true! We have read fiction and non-fiction stories about spiders and memorized some spider poems. […]
Kindergarten has been celebrating Fall with our apple unit. Each student brought their favorite kind of apple from home. We have examined our apples, weighed our apples, measured the circumference and painted with our apples. We have made applesauce for ABC Cooking, brainstormed apple vocabulary words and made a book about the apple tree throughout […]
Mid-Autumn Festival is a widely celebrated folk festival in China, which is is an inherited custom to celebrate the harvest and express thankfulness. The students watched the cartoon of the romantic legend story of Chang E (the moon lady) flying to the moon. They also made a Moon Festival card for this special day!
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15. To become more familiar with Mexico’s struggle for independence, fifth graders created keynote presentations outlining the important events and people involved with el Día de Independencia de Mexico. Students did their own research, created outlines, and presented their work to their class. ¡Viva Mexico!
Earlier this month, the 4th graders participated in the Walk Through California program. This program incorporates different aspects of early California history in an engaging way, utilizing the students’ prior knowledge and building on that to introduce important people and places. The students wore costumes representing people from California history. Each student also was responsible […]
Recently the fifth graders returned from their outdoor education trip to ASTROCAMP. They enjoyed bonding with their classmates and learning about the universe we live in under a night sky full of stars. They took classes that included lights and lasers, building and launching rockets, and electricity and magnetism. They also built self-confidence and problem […]
Kindergarteners LOVED visiting the fire station! The fire fighters showed us around the station, told us about their work, and let us look at important firefighting equipment. We learned about fire safety and what to do if we were ever in a fire situation. One of our Kinders even had an opportunity to try on […]