Examples of Community Influences from The Redwood Classroom

Items brought into the classroom in line with Weekly Plans

~ Food ingredients
~ Hot glue guns
~ Picture frame
~ Pipe Cleaners
~ Puzzles

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

~ Checked in with their child about the project; for example, their contributions to the group and their feelings about the project
~ Identified salient features of their own house and labeled them to increase vocabulary
~ Studied plumbing and electrical

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

~ Ed visited the class to talk about construction projects
~ Jenn brought pipe cleaners for plumbing and electrical in the doll house
~ Kat donated a magnet board for tangram project
~ Grammy Anne donated herb pods for our indoor garden ~ Carter brought “Firework,” the air plant home to take care of it during the winter break

Summer Book & Box Presentations

~ Declan’s migration to Prague
~ Enzo’s Camp Mathers
~ Owen’s trip to the Russian River
~ Abby’s trip to Nantucket

Family Food Experiences

~ Dungeness crabs by Otis’ family
~ Pumpkin pie by Penn’s family
~ Pizza by Enzo’s family
~ Hot Chocolate by Flor

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

~ Target
~ Market at Market St.
~ Trader Joe’s
~ Dollar Tree
~ Daiso

Winter Cultural Highlights

~ Enzo’s new brother
~ Xavier’s Mexican party poppers
~ Louise’s trip to Trinidad
~ Zoe’s summer outing
~ Watson’s visit to the C5 library

Field Trips to Farmers Market, Etc.

~ Evie’s grandmother- potatoes
~ Watson’s family- Chesses for pizza
~ Kayomi’s family- fruits for smoothie

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