April 5, 2019 It’s springtime, and time to think of what to grow in the garden. On this Friday, kids came by the Science Fridays area to play in the dirt and plant some seeds. We are looking forward to
Camp Galileo mixes day camp fun with hands-on projects in fields from science and engineering to the visual and culinary arts. Kids grow from Camp Galileo (pre-K – 5th grades) through Galileo Summer Quest (entering 5th – 8th grades), emerging as
We are pleased to announce we have entered into an agreement with the YMCA to provide before and after school childcare at Wade Thomas next year. We are grateful to San Anselmo Preschool for the program they have provided for
March 29, 2019 We gave an introduction to the periodic table of elements by showing the everyday stuff (water, hydrogen peroxide, citric acid, sugar, vinegar, baking soda), and its molecular composition and talked about how the same building blocks (Hydrogen,
Please join us for Open House at Wade Thomas next week! Classrooms will be open from 6:00-7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 3rd. Seeing our young Mustangs proudly show off their accomplishments and share their learning is something I look forward
Join us in the Library on Wednesday 3/27, 6-7:30pm for our monthly WTPA Meeting. Bring your questions, share your ideas, and meet new people! This is a great way to learn what is going on at school and to get
It’s that time of the year again! The Wade Thomas Book Fair is next week, April 1-5. All proceeds from the book fair go to the YES Ross Valley Schools Foundation. We’d love your help! Click here to sign up
Wade Thomas Campus Cleanup Day is this Sunday, March 31 from 9am-4pm. This day is so important to keeping our campus looking good and functional because there are so many things that the district requires we do on our own!
March 22, 2019 Students had fun playing with the classic Newton’s Cradle, making paper spinners (cardboard paper circle + toothpick), creating paper rollercoasters (paper + tape), hula hooping, and reading science books. Many shared their knowledge of forces of acceleration
March 15, 2019 Students were given open-ended play materials—paper and scissors, cardboard and tape—and were tasked to create houses, furniture, roads, or anything they liked. The design process “ideate/build/test/revise/share” came naturally through the exercise. Older students collaborated to build a
March 8, 2019 Students could choose three different activities to study light absorption, reflection and refraction. We lowered the lights and turned on a lamp directed at a cardboard box with tracing paper. Kids could either play with pre-cut shapes
March 1, 2019 Touch, sight, smell and hearing were the four human senses we focused on today, before heading out to use the fifth—taste—during lunch. Touch experiment: guessing a round object in a box (orange, apple, tennis ball, etc.) while
February 15, 2019 A stack of printer paper and some tape was all kids needed to turn this week’s 25 minutes of lunch recess into flight experiment lab. Younger students focused on learning how to fold paper while the older
February 1, 2019 Playing detectives, during this lunch science time students collected evidence—took fingerprints, looked at hair through microscope, and measured footprints with rulers—to dismiss themselves as suspects in “Who took the cookie from the cookie jar?” crime scene. Also:
January 25, 2019 With a few boxes of spaghetti, plastic ties donated by the local grocery store, rubber bands, paper tape, and clumps of clay, students embarked on a 25 minute challenge to build spaghetti bridges. We looked at different
January 18, 2019 During lunch Math Lab, students solved magic squares, learned how to draw circles with drafting compass, built triangles using toothpicks, learned about fractals and solved tangram challenges.
Shop this week to win bagels for our hardworking teachers! If 25 Wade Thomas families place a Good Eggs order over $100 this week, they will send bagels for our teachers to enjoy! How to join the fundraiser Visit http://schools.goodeggs.com/ 2. Enter the
Get your dancin’ shoes on and mark your calendars! Saturday March 23 is our Wade Thomas Family Dance Sure to be fun for everyone!
Ever feel like you could use more tools in your parenting toolbox? We all have moments when we are not at our best and have run out of ideas. Come listen to educator and mom Joanna Ho Bradshaw talk about restorative
Definition Mindfulness is the awareness that comes from paying attention to each moment without judgement. It is like diving beneath turbulent waves in the ocean, the waves are still there but they are not tossing you around. Mindfulness helps create
Please join us on Jan 31 for TK Preview Night, 6:30-7:30pm, in the Brookside School Library.
New Student registration begins online tomorrow, January 25! www.rossvalleyschools.org. We will be hosting a Parent Preview Night TONIGHT, Jan 24, at Wade Thomas, 6:30-8pm. This is targeted to new families, giving them a chance to meet the Principal and some
Kids are going crazy for “Fortnite.” Here are some practical tips to manage it from Common Sense Media. Read Article
January 11, 2019 The first Science Fridays of the year started off with exploration of the night sky. Students built beautiful constellation art and telescopes. We are lucky to live in a town where we can see bright stars at
December 21, 2018 This final winter lab of the year 2018, students enjoyed exploring three states of matter of water. They had fun building ice igloos with ice cubes and salt. Kids made snowflake paper craft noticing the 6 part
December 14, 2018 This science lab we applied our knowledge of electric circuits to build LED light-up holiday cards for our teachers and staff. We used copper tape, LED lights, colored paper, markers, and a lot of imagination. Kids also
Here is a great article from Common Sense Media with tips on how to set up controls on various devices to help protect your kiddos from explicit content. But is also reminds us that the best protection is talking with
Still searching for the perfect holiday gift? How about a Wade Thomas t-shirt, hat or water bottle? A WTPA member will be selling WT merchandise at the upcoming Holiday Sing on December 19th at 12:45 by the MPR! Or purchase
A renown British author Sir Ken Robinson, acclaimed by Fast Company magazine as one of “the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation”, writes with erudition and persuasion to the parents and educators on managing one’s child’s school years’ education.
December 7, 2018 We celebrated the week of Hour of Code by introducing the fundamentals of code to our elementary school students. Kids broke down the path of a “mouse” through a “maze” (10×10 taped squares on the carpet) into