Pod C

Pod C Kindergartners Imagine their Dream Houses

Kindergarteners in Mrs. Power & Mrs. Fousek's homeroom have been learning about geometry, measurement, retelling stories, story sequence, and comparing and contrasting. Here is a video to give you a tiny view into the learning happening in this architecture experience.

Kinder Loop Update

Change is in the air!  Once the concrete was poured filling the easement, the City of San Diego moved quickly to install the new stop signs at the Kinder Loop entrance.  The City will now install crosswalks within the next 30-days.  It is very evident that traffic has slowed becoming more organized, and thus safer for our children.  Thank you for adhering to these new safety features.

Now that we have a clear picture of traffic flow, we are in the process of reinventing the Kinder Loop.  New safety features will appear over the next couple of weeks along with a video highlighting these features and procedures to ensure the safety of our children.  As always, please remember to:

  1. Pull in and continuously move forward to make space for other cars entering.
  2. Have students exit from the right side of the car.
  3. Be ready to unload once stopped (sun screen, brushing, backpacks, water bottles, etc. ready to go)
  4. Please remain in your car so continuous forward movement is insured. (there’s no parking to wait for kiddos)

If walking your kiddo to their homeroom, please park in the large parking lot or on Zaslavsky.

Thanks for your help in keeping our D39C community safe!

The Best Part of The 2-3 Day!

In the wonderful B and C building, there are many fun days. For most of the kids, their favorite time of the day is Deep Dive time! There are so many amazing Deep Dives that those smart little kids have. The times that the 2-3 Deep Dives occur are from 11:30-12:15 on Tuesday and Thursday. The fun part is that they get to choose their Deep Dives, too. Do you think you know all of the 2-3 Deep Dives? Well, if you think you do, let's test you…

First of all, do you know what the most popular 2-3 Deep Dive is? Well if you don’t, the most popular one is coding with robots! We have heard that it is one of the best Deep Dives! Do you think it would be fun?

Let's jump on to the next one. Do you think you know ALL of the Deep Dives? Well if you don't know, here they are! Design thinking, Video, 3D Art, Kite design, Music, Space, Coding with Robots, Cardboard Automata, Spanish, Cursive, Watercolor, and Wires, pliers and more. The 2-3 deep dives are great. Which one is the most popular? Well the outstanding thing is that the 2 Deep Dive that you would think are the most popular are, Cardboard Automata and Coding with Robots. When we asked some of the teachers, they said, “ I teach Design thinking” Said Mrs. Cabral “ also, In the Deep Dive that I teach, we were solving problems that our school has”. That sounds like the one we have in the 4-5 pod! There are so many amazing choices that the 2-3 has.

After that, we also went around the 2-3 buildings and asking them about their Deep Dive. One of the boy’s that we interviewed said, “ My Deep Dive is Cardboard Automata” Said a 2nd grade boy named Colin “also in my Deep Dive we research about Cardboard Automata, then design it. After we build one, we build a lot more”.

Did you think that in every Deep Dive they use their devices? Well, if you though so, you were wrong. A third grade boy told us that in his Deep Dive they only use their devices sometimes, but not a lot. Even though they don’t, other Deep Dive classes use their Devices like Spanish and Kite Design. All of the Deep Dives are super fun, though when we asked them if they had a choice to switch Deep Dives of stay in their Deep Dives, a little girl in 3rd named Aya, told us that she has lots of fun learning how to speak Spanish. When she is learning how to speak Spanish, she is learning the language of the Mexican culture.

We had lots of interesting and funny experiences learning about the fun things 2-3 does in their Deep Dives. We heard a lot about the most popular Deep Dive, which was Coding with robots. We were really interested in their explanations of what their Deep Dive is, what they do in their Deep Dive, what are some of the Deep Dives that 2-3 has, which is their favorite Deep Dive, and which Deep Dive they think is the most popular Deep Dive in the 2-3 span.

DIY School Supplies

By Teagan Schirmacher And Alyssa Fousek, 4-5 School News Team

Do you ever get tired of losing your pencils and pens? Well if you do, you have come to the right people to help you. We have come up with an idea. Our idea is for you kids to make a toilet paper roll pencil pouch.. It is really easy to make, so little kids can do it too. This pencil pouch could be for anyone. The materials and instructions are down below for you to start your adorable pencil pouch. Ready, Set, GO!

The first thing that you will need to do for this project is get out all of the materials. The materials that will be needed for this project are: paint, paint brushes, toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls, a hot glue gun, newspaper (or something else to cover your work surface) and scissors. You can get these supplies at any crafts store like Michaels.

Step One:

Paint the toilet paper roll with whatever color paint you want.

Step Two

After painting, wait for the paint to dry. Once the paint is dry, get another piece of cardboard and cut a circle that can fit on the end of the toilet paper. 

Step Three:

After putting on the smaller piece of cardboard, cut around the edge of it to make it fit with the toilet paper roll. Make sure that the piece of cardboard is glued on tightly.

Step Four

Next you will need to put any of the materials that you would like to keep inside of the pencil pouch.

NOW, enjoy your toilet paper roll pencil pouch!