The Art Festival was an absolute blast! The students were so proud to showcase the artwork they worked so hard on. Each student displayed 4-5 projects made throughout the year. During school hours, K-8th participated in a scavenger hunt to find the answers within the artwork. The winners were announced at Friday Flag this morning!
On Wednesday, May 9th, The Saklan School sent seventeen athletes to the annual Moraga Rotary Field Day. This is always a huge event with all the third, fourth, and fifth graders in Moraga competing in six different events. We had two medalists this year. Sadie in third grade won bronze in the super sack race, and Sammy in third grade won the gold in the spectacular soft ball throw.
In Spanish class, students really enjoy using Quizlet. This web-based application has several study methods to learn new vocabulary at school or home. At school, they enjoy using Quizlet-live in which the teacher breaks their class up into teams. The teacher chooses whether to start with a definition or term. Then each team will have to choose the correct term or definition to win. The team with the most points wins!
Our Science Teacher, Miss Vickie Obenchain, arrived safely in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday evening. As we mentioned earlier this year, she was selected for the 2017-18 Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship sponsored by the US Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. As part of her field experience, she will be teaching and traveling in Senegal for two weeks. Click here to follow her adventures.
In seventh grade Algebra, the students used Slope-o-meter to measure the slopes of inaccessible objects with a method called sighting.
To find the slope of the roof of the building next door to Saklan, the students held out their Slope-o-meter and lined up the bottom edge with the slope of the roof. Then they sketched the slope and recorded their measurement. Thank you for another fun lesson Mr. Zippin!
The Saklan Suns start the spring volleyball season next Wednesday, April 18th. All fifth through eighth players are eligible to play. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Crabtree. Let’s go Saklan!
2018 Volleyball Season
Saklan Suns Volleyball Team Fifth through Eighth Grades
Wed, April 18, 4:00PM – CCJD vs. Saklan home
Wed, April 25, 4:15PM – Saklan vs. CCJD TBA
Wed, May 2, 4:15PM – Saklan vs. EBW away
Wed, May 9, 4:15PM – EBW vs. Saklan home
Tue, May 22, 4:30PM – Saklan vs. Ecole Bilingue away
The fifth grade class visited the Marin Headlands for an amazing outdoor experience. The goal of the program was to broaden the student’s awareness of the natural world and his/her relationship to it. Students participated in many nature hikes, hands-on laboratory experiences, and many team building activities. They spent time learning about the many plant and animal species that live in the Marin Headlands. It was an incredible three days!
Spring time is coming and that means it is time for volleyball! We are scheduling six games this year: two in April and four in May. Once the dates are confirmed, we will post the season. Any fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who would like to play are eligible. Just let Mr. Crabtree know.