[room 209m] botanicals

October 19, 2017

Yesterday, my class went on a fun field trip to the San Francisco Botanical Garden. I love this field trip because the students get a chance to be completely surrounded by nature. We’re at a school that has blacktops for recess and a fake grass field so it’s always a treat to see so much real greenery. Of course, they’re always obsessed with the water and completely unimpressed with the flora and fauna. It’s always the worst field trip because it’s essentially hours of walking straight and, let me tell you, these kids have the stamina of babies. They complained so much! Grrr …

A botanical photo adventure:

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[room 209m] library trip #2

September 21, 2017

Starting last year, I partnered with one of the kindergarten teachers and we plan a field trip to the public library. Since our school is right within walking distance to the Bernal Heights branch, that’s the one we visit. The children’s librarians down there are very nice and have it all set up so that they read some books to the students then give them a mini tour before they get a chance to find some books they want to read then check out. While one of our classes is inside the library, the other class is outside eating lunch and playing on the giant sand playground next to the library. What fun!


Listening to the library read a book


Reading books they are interested in checking out


Playing after eating lunch

{sf} munch @ sfmoma

September 19, 2017

The best part about going to the free educators event at SF MOMA recently was the fact that we were also allowed access into the Edvard Munch special exhibit! I’ve seen banners and posters up all around the City for this special exhibit so I was pretty excited to see it. I just loved how they brought so many paintings in from Norway (even though they all seemed to be behind glass) and we were able to see so many paintings by one artist in multiple giant rooms. Who knew this dude was so depressing, seriously!

A Munch-ing photo adventure:

{sf} educators free @ sfmoma

September 18, 2017

A couple of weekends ago, I reaped the benefits of being an educator in San Francisco. SF Museum of Modern Art occasionally has special events that are free for educators. One of these is opening the museum up free to educators. I always love this annual event because museums are so expensive these days, but who wouldn’t want to go to MOMA if they had the opportunity. While not everything changes and they do have a few standing exhibits, quite a few pieces and exhibits are changed out regularly so even though walking around I did recognize quite a few pieces, I was glad that so much had changed from the beginning of last school year. The two best things that didn’t exactly come out of this visit, but are related is that my class will be going on a field trip to SF MOMA in January AND they are trying a new partnership with San Francisco Unified School District where educators can get a free educator pass to go to the museum at any time. Whoa! Let me tell you, I signed up for this real fast!

A free and artsy photo adventure:

{sf} viet fusion @ mau, part 2

September 17, 2017

I’ve been in Mau before. In fact, I really enjoy eating at Mau so sometimes on special occasions, I’ll have the chance to visit. The worst part abou Mau is the parking around the Mission (if you happen to be driving). The best part about it is the food! Recently I’ve found that I really enjoy tamarind so we decided to order the Tamarind Prawns. They accidentally brought us out the Gulf Prawns Claypot, too, though so that was an added bonus! Of course, the Chả Cả Lá Vọng was as delicious and refreshing as it always is with its turmeric catfish, dill, bean sprouts, cucumber, pickled veg, fresh herbs, peanuts, vermicelli, lettuce, and shrimp-paste sauce! Yum!


Gulf Prawns Claypot


Tamarind Prawns