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Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018
Behind their products is a story-a passion that is creatively expressed in their work.  Here, is a sneak peak at the amazing people you will meet at our Winter Market!  AP Greeting Cards, by Alyssa Panyawai I moved up to Berkeley from San Diego where I have lived for most of my adult life, but I was raised in Bangkok, Thailand. I am a social worker and the work I do can be challenging, so I find making greeting cards a good form of self-care. The first card I made was for my best friend's... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2018
Peach Garden (Grade 2/3) current UOI is about the Marketplace.  The central idea is: A Marketplace serves the needs and wants of a community in many ways.  They have written business plans, learned about expense accounting, designed logos, made prototypes, completed market research, reiterated designs and will present their final product or service at our Winter Market.   Here are the companies ready to launch their products this Friday! Embedded in their business ideas is social... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018
  Shu Ren PTO hosted the annual Chinese Book Fair on October 30th, raising close to $200 for the school! As with previous years, we partnered with Chinese Books for Children, based in Los Altos Hills. Teachers picked out a “wishlist” of books from an expansive catalog (www.chinesebooksforchildren.com) to place into their classroom wish bin; parents and children then browsed and selected the books they wished to donate to their respective classrooms.  Chinese Books For Children brought in a... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018
  The Halloween festivities began at Shu Ren with the annual all-school play date at Tilden Park.  Children made arts and crafts, played soccer, went through a trick or treat line and then ended with feeding the animals at the Little Farm.  Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring a wonderful community event. At school, Halloween was celebrated with a parade around the campus, showing off the awesome costume to our Shu Ren neighbors!  Each child also bravely took the stage to share their costume... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018
Relevance and experience are two cornerstones of our approach to learning at Shu Ren.  Students must be able to relate and make meaning of what they are learning in the classroom.  Experiential learning, are opportunities for students to make connections between their UOI and something or somewhere out of the classroom.   This semester, Shu Ren have been all over the Bay Area taking their learning further and having a blast at the same time. PK3 Central Idea: Creativity develops Play​. For... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018
  Shop, Eat and Celebrate the winter season together at Shu Ren!  Buy your one of a kind holiday gifts at our entrepreneurs market featuring students, parents and local East Bay vendors.Students in all grades and will be showcasing performances throughout the evening.  We will be supporting the Alameda County Community Food Bank with proceeds from this event.   Would you like to be a vendor or recommend a vendor?   Please contact Maria.english@shurenschool.org for more information.
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018
We had the pleasure to host over 25 families to our School Life and Sparking Curiosity Open House events in October.  It was wonderful opportunity to share the Shu Ren experience to prospective parents. For our School Life Open House, parents could explore our different stations focusing on our approaches to learning through our Unit of Inquiries, Chinese language learning, single subjects and Early Childhood Program. Parents were also invited to tour the classrooms to see the students in... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on Sep. 24, we decided to eat moon cakes in class. Children were looking forward to the moon cake since the week before as it had been briefly introduced at the circle time. They looked curious when I took out a moon cake from the box and unwrapped it from the package. I asked them about the shape of the moon cake, and one of them said, “circle”. I asked children if they wanted to try the moon cake, and majority of them said, “yes” with excitement... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
As the children gradually settle into their new environment, we have started our unit,Play. We began to discover one of the lines of inquiry: kinds of play activities by exploring different centers in the classroom. We are currently at the Going Further stage of inquiry cycle extending the play activities (childhood games) introduced by Polar Bear parents. The Polar Bear has also started their first show and tell to share what they like to play outside the school. We look forward to hearing... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  The Pre-K4 Dolphin Class has completed a successful first month of school! We are very excited about having three new students joining the class. The children have a lot of fun growing their friendship with new friends in a new environment at Jefferson Campus! By learning our first UOI Friendship, children explored how they can make friends. They came up with some great ideas, including playing together, sharing, smiling, being kind, taking turns, and talking with each other. They also... Read More

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