School Wide Scavenger Hunt

All of the students participated in a scavenger hunt, where they were able to move about the school asking questions, to all of the staff. Everyone had a great time participating. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

2019-02-17T14:03:04+00:00February 17th, 2019|

100 Day of School Egg Drop

The entire Solano campus gathered as individuals competed for a chance to win bragging rights as well as a $5 gift card for building the best container to protect an "egg" from breaking when dropped from 15 feet. Parrish Alfred used 2 rolls of crepe paper to create a cup that the egg fit snuggly in, taped it completely up, put it in a cube shaped box of tissue, stuffed tissue on top, wrapped the entire box in bubble wrap, put it in a plastic bag with more bubble wrap & dropped it! It did not crack, way to [...]

2019-02-08T14:29:58+00:00January 31st, 2019|

Meet the Team: Monica K.

Monica K., Mental Health Specialist After earning my BA in Psychology and working in a psychiatric hospital, I decided I wanted to focus more on at risk youth, especially the younger population. It's really important for our students that I come up with new and exciting things for them. We do a lot of creative art projects for the students and incorporate nature walks, yoga, meditation, and bring new and relaxing activities to their daily schedule. I appreciate when I see students that I have worked with coming back to the school and [...]

2019-02-11T14:04:25+00:00January 25th, 2019|

Settling Back In and a Field trip

Well here we are nearing the end of our second week back from winter break. The students have been able to come and settle right back into the routine. For the rest of the school year, I would like to try and make learning more fun for my students. Today we went over the scientific method in preparation for the 100th day egg drop that will take place on the 25th. The students came up with a hypothesis and figured out which materials they would need to protect the egg from breaking when dropped. During math we played math jeopardy. [...]

2019-01-20T21:25:32+00:00January 20th, 2019|

Holiday Potluck

On the last day before our Winter break, the students, their families, and all of Sierra Staff enjoyed a great meal all together.

2019-01-16T14:23:47+00:00December 21st, 2018|

Learning About Photography

Classrooms 5, 6, and 16 spent some time with Mr. Jake, learning about photography, and were even able to get out and take pictures themselves. The students loved being able to get the hands on experience. It really brought the lesson to life. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

2019-01-20T21:11:12+00:00December 20th, 2018|

Birthday Surprise!

November 26th was a Milestone Birthday for Ms. Bufford!  To her amazement, we surprised her with a homemade confetti birthday cake and a balloon!! Mr. Williams, our new TA was there as well as student from room 3 to enjoy the festivities! Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School

2019-01-19T21:45:43+00:00November 27th, 2018|

Fall Field Trips

As the fall season comes to a close,  my students have settled themselves into our daily routine.  Last month they went on a field trip to Cool Patch Pumpkin Patch where they tried to navigate through the world’s largest corn maze.  After that,  they decided to take a dip in the corn bath.  This field trip was a fun and exciting way to get them in the fall mood. Winter is upon us and I plan on taking my students to the Christmas Tree Farm to sit at the fire pit, drink hot apple cider, ride the sleigh ride and [...]

2019-01-20T21:23:13+00:00November 15th, 2018|

Civics & Elections

Classroom 16 reviewed some of the main differences between the political parties. Students listed out some main differences between Republicans, Democrats and independents. Comments were welcome, including dissent. We folded a paper in half and put a D and an R at the top of each half. Students were instructed to place tally marks under the side of the paper that they identified with. One student commented that most young adults do not vote. Two of our students are 18 years of age, another turns 18 in February and can’t wait to cast her first ballot. One student commented that [...]

2018-12-14T11:07:11+00:00November 6th, 2018|