Our upper school head, Dr. Ruth Bissell, spent some time with fifth graders earlier this week. Drawing from her own experience in archaeology, Dr. Bissell brought a model of a skull for the students to examine. "We studied early hominids and compared primate morphology to figure out how humans evolved over time. We discovered that humans have adapted to their climate and environment. We even had a heated debate!" These types of open dialogues and explorations encourage our students to listen to one another, ask questions of an expert, and then share their takeaways and observations as a class.
SF Day is proud to host the National SEED Showcase on September 29 from 8:30-4:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to explore the SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) model of personal and social transformation as a path to move justice forward. The National SEED project is a peer-led professional development program that promotes change through self-reflection and interpersonal dialogue and builds capacity for more equitable curriculum, campuses, and communities. Please click here to learn more or to register for the event.
Fifth grade continues to explore group work through complex math tasks and project based learning. Students will begin narrative writing and analyze segments from the summer reading book "Flying Lessons & Other Stories". Before 'digging deep' into ancient civilizations, students begin to understand hunters/gathers, Lucy, and Prehistory. Here's to another great week!
At the first all-school assembly of the year, we were treated to a wonderful rendition of James Brown's "I Feel Good" by our talented upper schoolers. What a way to kick off the year! Click here to watch.
On May 2, San Francisco Day School was thrilled and honored to welcome Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State, to our school. Secretary Albright was kind enough to share her wisdom, experiences, and optimism for our country's future during a school assembly. As a community, we will cherish Secretary Albright's generous spirit and insightful words - thank you, Dr. Albright, and we hope to see you again!