“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
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Kim Fleming, Teacher
Rhonda Schlosser, Principal

3042 Old San Jose Rd.
Soquel, CA 95073


  • November Thank Yous! Hello Families,Wow! What a wonderful feast and fun games! Thank you all who were here to celebrate this great IS community. It was a really happy day. Our bellies are full, our hearts are warm, and we are thankful no on broke a leg playing Capture the Flag!I've attached a few photos of the fun as well as some from the classroom activities.We finished up our Pumpkin Decomposition project today with only a few brave souls who included smelling the pumpkin mush as part of their observations. We noticed that there really wasn't much change to the whole pumpkin after 2 weeks but the yeast had a huge impact on the breakdown of the pumpkin ...
    Posted Nov 29, 2016, 8:50 PM by Reina Honig
  • November News Hello all,Here are some pictures and info about our classroom days Friday, 11/4 and Tuesday, 11/8. Friday,The class took a walk through the school garden looking firsthand at the role that decomposition plays in the world. They followed up by starting an indoor experiment comparing the decay of chunks of pumpkin with and without yeast to an intact pumpkin.TuesdayWe had fun playing a new class made taboo game.  The students worked with buddies to create game cards for a waterform or landform which included 5 taboo words. Then in teams , students tried to guess the mystery word with a description that could not include any taboo word choices. With our guest parent, Simon's ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2016, 8:21 PM by Reina Honig
  • October News Dear IS Families,Can you believe that October is already upon us? We’ve been very busy in the classroom these last 2 weeks and hope your children have been coming home with exciting new information and experiences to share with you. Please see below some important dates including Attendance Month 2 is due THIS FRIDAY, 10/14/16. I’ve included a link here to the plan book for the week of 10/11 & 10/14 but please note that the afternoon on Friday will have Math Games with Tania Ryan instead of CA History.IMPORTANT DATES:Monday- Friday, 10/10-10/14 6th Graders are at Outdoor Science School & it’s the last week for Drive for Schools ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2016, 1:02 PM by Reina Honig
  • September Classroom News Hi Families,We hope this note finds you all well! So many great things have been happening in our classroom the last couple of weeks, check out these photos of some of the artwork and math/writing that the kids created. Thanks to one of our new parents, Danica, we will have photos of our plan book and new bulletin boards emailed on a weekly basis. You’ll be able to find updated photos on this site throughout the month as well. We are still working to link the class calendar to the one below so in the meantime, you should have received an invitation to follow a Google Calendar entitled Mountain IS Calendar. There you will find important dates ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2016, 3:02 PM by Reina Honig
  • September 19th Hello IS Families,We are so happy to have had our first week of classroom enrichment days with your children! It was fantastic to see the kids return and welcome the new students to the program. We already had some great discussions about supporting each other in creating a positive learning environment as well as what we're looking forward to this year as a class. Thank you all for getting in your Month 1 attendance and learning logs on time! It is so great to see the amazing, rich work that is being done at home. Keep it up!Below you will find some important reminders and links. We are working on getting the calendar to show important dates ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 1:48 PM by Reina Honig
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