Oct. 27- Harvest of the Month: Peppers
Oct. 28 – SELS Summit Day at Castle Peak – 9:30 – 3:00
Oct 31 – Bear Walk; 9:45-11/11:30 am
Nov. 6 – Parent Math Night 6:00 – 7:00
Nov 10 & 11 – NO SCHOOL; professional development day for all schools and
Nov 14 – Gratitude Dinner
Nov 19 – Minimum Day
Nov 24-28 – NO SCHOOL; Thanksgiving Week
Dec 10 – Minimum Day
Dec 22 – Jan 2 – NO SCHOOL; Winter Break
- Fieldwork: Our Boca Adventure Campout earlier in the month could not have gone smoother. The second and third graders showed the Sierra norms and were very engaged with our experts. At one station, Truckee Cal Firemen discussed the recent fire at Boca and how they handle wildfires in general. They had two fire trucks and the bulldozer there for them to check out and explore! The icing on the cake was when they allowed the children to spray the fire hose. At another station, we had ice-harvesting expert Tom Macauley share his wisdom with us. His great-grandfather was a Boca ice harvester and had intriguing stories for the children. Handling the authentic ice harvesting tool was a highlight for the crew.
- Thank you to chaperones: Cassie Hebel, Carolyn Gallagher, Randy Ronzone, Carrie Hunter, Kerri Flaherty, Susanna and Mark Neave, and Jeff Bender. Also, thank you to Shauna Ronzone and Susanna Neave for taking the time to organize behind the scenes!
- Fire- In the classroom, we jumped on the opportunity to focus on wildfires, as we were stuck inside from all of the King Fire smoke! The students enjoy learning about the pros and cons of wildfire and have become quite opinionated about whether wildfires are good or evil. We also walked to Truckee Fire Station 92, next to Wild Cherries, to work with expert Paul Spencer. He shared numerous historical fires in Truckee and how they impacted the town over the years.
- Truckee timeline- Currently we are focusing on an overall timeline of Truckee’s history. The students are working through complex text to pull out important information that we will be using for a Celebration of Learning performance. Stay tuned for more info!