It’s a good time for Pre-school and Elementary school families to get educated and share feedback on the district’s proposals for middle schools. I’m reposting a section of Rachel Norton’s blog about a recent Board of Education committee meeting yesterday, February 2. (See below.) —————————————– Recap: Creating Quality SFUSD middle schools and transportation cuts Lots […]
Christmas Comes Early for Jean Parker Elementary Students: An Early Gift Last week my daughters came home from kindergarten with an INCREDIBLE bag full of school supplies. They were so excited that they have not stopped writing and drawing on the mini-whiteboard tablets they received. In fact, I first learned about their new supplies when […]
I’m re-posting this great article on Board of Education Commisioner Rachel Norton’s blog. It’s entitled “How Kohl’s Cares makes sellouts of us all“. In it Ms. Norton talks about how corporations play off community concern for school funding; offering monetary give-aways in to schools that have the most people who clicking “like” on the Kohl’s Cares […]
“Choices…Choices…” Colleges come in all different shapes and sizes. When considering the different choices available, students and families should consider a variety of factors including: size, cost, location, student life and program offerings. Below you will find information and examples of various options available to San Francisco students. Postsecondary Options: Local Colleges and Universities There […]
With all of the differing definitions of kindergarden and kindergarten readiness over time, across cultures and communities, and even between teachers and parents, how can families know if their youngsters are ready for their first day of school?
For those of you with older kids, I am reposting an article from the blog, “Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice“. This article is by Jerry Brodkey, a teacher in Menlo Park, CA. In it he talks about the benefits of reducing student stress in academic classes. Helping High School Students Deal with […]
How do you start the conversation with little kids? I’ve always found books to be a great resource. My girls and I can read a story and along the way ask questions about how the characters look, feel and act. When in doubt… find a book!
This week I just couldn’t get enough of celebrating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday. I come from a bi-racial family, and if it weren’t for his and others’ tireless work, my parents might not have come together.
Those involved in the enrollment process are probably aware that there are various language programs available through SFUSD schools. It is wonderful that there are so many options available to parents. Many of these choices were not available when we ourselves were in school. This fact, can make choosing a language program confusing for many […]