Hoot Owls Visit Heather Farms

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The Hoot Owl class has been learning about animals that live in and around ponds. After many art projects, books and songs, the Hoot Owls went on a field trip to Heather Farms in Walnut Creek. It was a fun day walking around the pond, having a picnic lunch, and playing on the playground.

Hoot Owl and Fourth Grade Buddies

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It was buddy time this week as the Hoot Owls and 4th grade worked on a project to honor our departed vets as well as our flag. Look for the red, white and blue on the board in the foyer.

The Hoot Owl Class Laughs

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April 14th is International Moment of Laughter Day. The Hoot Owl class, along with their parents, enjoyed many moments of laughter this morning. From dancing the “Tooty Ta,” to building with jelly beans and toothpicks, to making their mother an Easter bonnet, to giving their father a shave, our room was alive with laughter. Today, we will have fun!

Hoot Owls Visit Crab Cove

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During March, the Hoot Owls have been learning about sea life. This week the Hoot Owl class went on a field trip to Crab Cove in Alameda where they learned about some of the creatures found in San Francisco Bay. The children walked the beach during low tide and found many shells, seaweed and of course crabs. After a visit to the aquarium, we ended our field trip with a picnic and a game of tag!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us at Saklan! We couldn’t catch the leprechaun, but at least he left some gold and sweets behind.☘️

Enjoy the slideshow from this fun day!

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Hoot Owls Celebrate 100th Day of School



Wednesday was the 100th day of school. One of the fun activities the children did was to answer the question: If I was 100 years old, I would…

Here are the responses:

…sleep. ~Natalie                                          …walk with a cane. ~Skyler

…have a bun in my hair. ~Makena          …do nothing. ~Cecily

…be crooked. ~Luca                             …have a picnic outside. ~Maeve

…be a silly person. ~Brooke               …be building a snowman. ~Jack

…look old. ~Danielle                                  …sit down a lot. ~Colin

…have blue eyes. ~Grady                          …have pink hair. ~Jordan

…move fast. ~Ochir                           …teach P.E. with a cast on. ~Avery

…have lines on my face. ~Ashley

Moving Up Day

Yesterday the preschoolers – fifth graders participated in Moving Up Day!

The students and teachers alike were buzzing with excitement. Questions, stories, projects, and enthusiasm filled each classroom. Please ask the children all about it!


The Hoot Owls Enjoy Winter Weather!

The Hoot Owl class has been busy this winter. They watched a shaving cream cloud make rain, painted umbrellas and sprayed them with water, painted on ice, made mud and ate it with worms for snack, and the most favorite, played with snow.


Now we hope it stops raining for a few days. Maybe when we take down the rain clouds hanging in our room, the rain will stop!