100th Day of School!


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.

Kindergarten STEM

Kindergartners were asked to build an upright snowman as tall as possible using just marshmallows and toothpicks. It was great to see the evolution of their thought and creativity as they used problem solving skills to achieve success. Way to think creatively, Kindergarten!


Kindergarten & 1st Grade Art

The Kindergarten and first grade classes tapped into their expansive imaginations while looking at Rorschach inkblot tests. After discussing what they saw in the symmetry, they created their own Rorschach paintings. They were pleasantly surprised with the results every time!

Music Class At The Zoo

Kindergartners spent the day at the Oakland Zoo celebrating the Festival of Animals that they have been learning in Music.

With each piece of music, the children had to hunt to find the corresponding animal.

Lots of fun was had by all!

Kindergartners Visit Fire Station

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On Thursday, as part of their community unit, Kindergartners went to Fire Station 41 to meet with the firefighters. They showed the students how they live and the many ways they help them in the community.

MPD Visits Kindergarten


In Kindergarten this week, we started our Community Helpers unit by a visit from our local Police Officer, Will Davis. He spent time with our Kindergartners and Hoot Owls, teaching us the many ways he helps to keep us safe.

We also were able to have a look in his vehicle and he gave us some good tips about staying safe at Halloween.

Kindergarten Butterflies

Last week, we finished our butterfly unit by setting free the butterflies that had been with us since they were tiny caterpillars. As scientists we have been predicting and recording our findings since these little friends arrived. Bye bye butterflies!

Kinder Fun On The Farm!


On Tuesday, Kindergartners continued their farm unit at the farm.

We collected our own eggs, brushed the pony, and saw many lovely farm animals, including Kevin the peacock and the fluffiest rabbit in the world!!!

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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