Monday, March 25, 2019

Spring Break

Spring Break is next week!

Things to do:

Did you know that your library card can get you free or discounted tickets all over the bay area?
There are many museums including the Charles Schultz museum, the Beat Museum, the automobile museum, Tech Museum, Museum of Modern Art and more.
You can even get 50% off docent tours to Marine Mammal Center - admission is free.
Sign in with your card to access these great discounts/free tickets here: https://aclibrary.discoverandgo.net/

Union City Library also has upcoming events:
Learn a game together
Puppet theater
Talent Show
Here is the Union City event page for dates and times: https://events.aclibrary.org/calendar/albany/?cid=-1&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=-1&audience=344&cm=4745

East Bay Coalition for Education has also planned a rally to take place on April 3 from 12 to 1:30 at the Capitol Mall in Sacramento. Please come help us fight for more funding for our public schools. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Projects Beginning Soon

All Second through Fifth Grade students will begin a spring project soon. This year the focus will be on global awareness. We will be using Google Earth to learn and teach others what we know. So far, I have introduced the students to Google Earth and related resources and the students have been excited about visiting new places around the planet.
Kindergarten students began checkout this week. They are so excited to bring their books to class. It is amazing how far they have come this year.
First grade will also be exploring Google Earth. They will be learning about their place in the world. 
We just finished voting for the California Young Reader Medal. Our school's results will be posted on the right shortly.
Read Across America is on Saturday, March 2. Don't forget to spend a portion of the day discovering the love of reading.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Winter Break

Winter Break is coming quickly. Don't forget to continue learning throughout the break.

Take time to read a good book. Alameda County Library gives access to free audiobooks and ebooks for those who have a library card.

Enjoy a book read to you. Take advantage of websites such as Storyline Online that read great stories aloud.

Try some coding. Go ahead and log into your school account. Try something different on code.org. Perhaps the Dance Party or Minecraft games appeal to you.

How about moving around? You can go geocaching on a hike. This app helps you find treasure. The rule is you put something into the container if you take a treasure out. https://www.geocaching.com/play

Perhaps you are more interested in arts and crafts. Here is a website with some ideas on fun crafts. https://www.parents.com/fun/arts-crafts/?page=1

Whatever you decide to do, have fun, enjoy time with your family, and come back to school with a smile ready for your next steps!