Hoot Owls Visit Moraga Gardens

The Hoot Owls had a wonderful time on their field trip to Moraga Gardens. The Hoot Owls had the opportunity to pet, hold, and feed chickens! They also collected fresh eggs.

We toured the garden sampling herbs, tomatoes and strawberries. We paid close attention to the bee hives and talked about how important bees are to the planet.

Each Hoot owl planted their own sunflower start to take home. Thanks so much to the Avant family for having us!

Collaboration in the Classroom

This month the Hoot Owls have been learning about collaboration. We have been practicing working as a team and taking turns contributing to group art projects.

This is a collaboration created by the Hoot Owls by painting the bottoms of muffin tins and stamping paper on the painted tins.

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Earth Day

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This week, we celebrated Earth Day with a series of activities at school that involved our Family Groups. The program included a presentation by Classroom Safari – an educational and entertaining adventure into the wild. The animal ambassadors shared interesting facts about the animals diets, enemies, and special adaptations that help them survive. The students were excited about learning conservation and seeing animals from around the world. After the presentation, the students in Family Groups discussed what the idea of Responsibility has to do with animals and Earth Day.

Earth Day was organized by our wonderful Science Teacher, Vickie Obenchain, and supports our program of environmental education to make Saklan students aware of the issues that are confronting our planet.

Spring Egg Hunt

The Owlets and Hoot Owls had fun hunting for eggs yesterday morning. It was a great way to welcome Spring and celebrate the last couple of days of school before Spring Break.

 

The Owlets also had a nice party filled with sweet treats to end a fun hunt!

St. Patrick’s Day!

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As is the tradition every year, the Owlets, Hoot Owls and Kindergarten classes enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day celebrations last Friday. This entailed a lot of green, some sweet treats, a little magic, and lots of smiles! Those pesky leprechauns left green footprints, turned rainbow sorbet into green sorbet, and avoided those creative traps made by the Kindergarten class. There’s always next year….

 

100th Day of School!

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On Thursday, February 8th, students in the Hoot Owls, Kindergarten and 1st grade celebrated the completion of 100 days of school so far this year! Parties, games, snacks, and activities all centered around the big number 100.

Winter Fun Continues

Winter fun continued in the Hoot Owl room when it rained. The children watched as the rain came down and they made “mud.” At snack time they ate the mud and in the mud there was a worm.