Terrific post from Barbara Milazzo who is leading the Service Learning portion o…

Terrific post from Barbara Milazzo who is leading the Service Learning portion of SFCS Special Program Wednesdays: "I had a blast at work today!!!! It was a very busy 2 1/2 hours of Service Learning with over 90 students in 3 rotations. I am amazed at the amount of work motivated and engaged students can produce. The TEAMWORK was tremendous!!! We began work on the amphitheater, did creekbed restoration, planned rain water harvesting locations, installation of a weather station, woodpecker damage mitigation, mural concepts, shed overhaul plans, tractor shed construction from reclaimed doors, carried buckets of rocks up hill to reinforce the hill side, and the Kindergarten and First Grade carried many many MANY buckets of wood chips to top dress the cardboard weed barrier layer around the vegetable garden bed. All the while the student teams were writing their project plans in steps. They were analyzing how they were going to get from start to finish, what they needed, measurements, who to consult, and what thier deadline would be. At two of the rotations there were 5 simultaneous unique team projects happening. The kids were ON TASK and ON FIRE!!! These projects are tied to standards and really bring learning to life!


Service Learning
Terrific post from Barbara Milazzo who is leading the Service Learning portion of SFCS Special Program Wednesdays: "I had a blast at work today!!!! It was a very busy 2 1/2 hours of Service Learning with over 90 students in 3 rotations. I am amazed at the amount of work motivated and engaged students can produce. The TEAMWORK was tremendous!!! We began work on the amphitheater, did creekbed restoration, planned rain water harvesting locations, installation of a weather station, woodpecker damage mitigation, mural concepts, shed overhaul plans, tractor shed construction from reclaimed doors, carried buckets of rocks up hill to reinforce the hill side, and the Kindergarten and First Grade carried many many MANY buckets of wood chips to top dress the cardboard weed barrier layer around the vegetable garden bed. All the while the student teams were writing their project plans in steps. They were analyzing how they were going to get from start to finish, what they needed, measurements, who to consult, and what thier deadline would be. At two of the rotations there were 5 simultaneous unique team projects happening. The kids were ON TASK and ON FIRE!!! These projects are tied to standards and really bring learning to life!