Examples of Community Influences from The Bay Classroom

Items brought into the classroom in line with Weekly Plans

~ James’s family brought books
~ Toni, Daniel and Avram’s families brought vegetables
~ Daniel’s family brought a vegetable  ~ ~ Nathan’s family brought clothing for dramatic play

What families did at home to continue and extend the explorations and projects at school

~ Daniel helps with reading stories 
~ James learned to eat big pieces of broccoli
~ Charles learned more names of vegetable and fruit 
~ Raksha learned to peel the orange skin ~ Avram helps cleaning up

Parent visits to the classroom and/or special contributions of ideas, expertise, materials, etc. to your explorations and projects

~ Raksha’s parents participated in Music Together ~ Nathan’s parent chaperoned getting flowers for the center
~ Hudson’s parents chaperoned getting fruits from he Farmers Parents to Classroom: Market
~ Daniel’s parents volunteered to bring materials for projects
~ Jacqueline’s parents shared her interests with teachers

Summer Book & Box Presentations

~ Ethan’s parents created a photo album of their summer
~ Amelia shared the story of visiting grandparents and extended families
~ James’ family shared stories and photos of their summer trip
~ Everett’s parents shared a story and song
~ Daniel’s parents shared stories about a pinball tournament and showed the class related items

Family Food Experiences

~ Raksha’s parents brought fruits for class to share
~ Anmar’s parents prepared a fruit platter
~ Hudson’s parents brought their cultural food to share
~ Avram’s parents cooked their Family Food Experiences: home food  and brought to share
~ Daniel’s parents baked their cultural food and brought to share

Community Outside Support

~ Farmers market visits
~ Recycled materials from home
~ Orders from Trader Joe’s, Costco and Amazon

Winter Cultural Highlights

~ Avram shared the hand crafted toys that his grandfather made
~ Isana’s parents read a book in Japanese
~ Hudson’s parents brought dim sums to share
~ Charles’s parents created a collage board of their winter vacation
~ Daniel brought fall colored leaves that he collected with his parents

Field Trips to Farmers Market, Etc.

~ Farmers Market for flowers and seasonal fruit
~ to C5 Library
~ visits to Cable Car and Golden Gate Classroom

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