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Oscar’s Field Trip to the Arboretum

19 Apr 2013

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We went to the San Francisco Botanical Garden at the Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park. I wasn’t sure of the official name so I looked it up. (Don’t confuse it with the other cool place to see flowers, the Conservatory of Flowers.)

I’ll spare you the history, location and other details – all are found in the above links.

I always ask about tulip trees when I can. This volunteer said they are all in the magnolia family.

It was a really beautiful day, and the kids enjoyed this easy and fun escape.

Field Trip to the Contemporary Jewish Museum

06 Dec 2012

I loved the space, an SF landmark at Jesse Plaza on Mission St. The building was originally built in the 1800s, but it fell in the 1906 earthquake. In 1907 it was re-built as a PG&E Power Substation (by architect Willis Polk). Unveiled in 2005, the CJM was built as a combination of the old and the new, by architect Daniel Libeskind. It is directly opposite the Yerba Buena center for the Arts, (adjacent to the Metreon at Mission and 4th.)

The kids are studying the work of Ezra Jack Keats, in honor of his award winning book, The Snowy Day, turning 50. Here’s the recap about the artist, taken from the JCM’s website:

The private tour was so deluxe! It’s a really top notch program/outreach, our class is lucky to have been chosen. In addition to studying the books and the art that went into them, the kids will be making their own books in the style of Ezra Jack Keats. Using decoupage and photo collage, they’ll learn about themes like storytelling, writing from dreams, and depicting neighborhood realism.

The rain disappeared, and were able to eat lunch outside. Yay! It was wet, but nice.

I had so much fun – what a great group of kids!

School’s Almost Out

23 May 2011

I can’t believe it. This is Oscar’s last week of kindergarten. I’m feeling kinda sentimental.

After school with friends at Midtown Terrace

Caltrain field trip to San Mateo. Four kindergarten classes assemble in downtown San Francisco, board, ride, and de-board without a hitch! We so rocked that!