Examples of Community Influences from The Cable Car Classroom

Items brought into the classroom in line with Weekly Plans

~ Malia’s mom brought cotton balls and feathers
~ Cyrus mom brought paint
~ Georgina’s parents brought sponges ~ Luca’s parents brought a pirate book

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

~ Everett did yoga at home to extend our weekly Creative Movement & Dance sessions
~ Henry’s family went to farmers market
~ Crosby meditates at home
~ Rosie’s family bought her a dress with wings when they were exploring birds.

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

~ Henry’s mom read books to children in the classroom
~ Renzo’s dad read books
~ Cyrus’s mom came to do a painting project on Valentine’s Day
~ Henry’s dad played the guitar for everyone ~ Georgina’s dad read a book about ducks

Summer Book & Box Presentations

~ Crosby’s family shared with the group how they play with balloons at home
~ Henry’s dad played the guitar for the group
~ Georgina’s shared her favorite book

Family Food Experiences

~ Lucy’s family taught us how to make rice balls
~ Quinn’s parents brought pastries from China for everyone to try
~ Ishaan’s family brought fruit to make popsicles

Sources for food or materials purchases or contributions outside of the regular C5 suppliers

~ Ishaan’s mom brought bananas
~ Henry’s parents brought carrots
~ Georgina’s parents brought sponges ~ Various families bought materials for the children to make bird nests

Winter Cultural Highlights

~ Scout shared how her family celebrated the holidays
~ Amelia shared her trip to China
~ Cyrus shared some of his holiday adventures, including going bowling

Field Trips to Farmers Market, Etc.

~ Some of the families participated in Parents Night Out
~ Families see each other outside of school on play-dates and birthday celebrations
~ Max and Henry volunteered to make pancakes for the annual Bake Sale

Photo Gallery – The Little Birds