Welcome to Wade Thomas and the Mustang Family! We know new families have lots of questions – and the Wade Thomas Parent Association has answers! Read on for a list of FAQs and helpful information for you and your child.
January 20, 2017 As we taught in December, the process of design involves prototyping. In this Wade Thomas’ Science Friday we brought out our creative thinkers’ hats. As with all of our Science Fridays, we brought in many books on
January 13, 2017 Happy New Year! We begin our Wade Thomas science hour with a nod to the winter. First, before we delved into states of matter, kids learned about investigating properties of an object. They measured the weight and
December 16, 2016 Today Wade Thomas students learned about engineering! At first, we mentioned the process of design: identifying the problem, researching possible solutions, picking the best and building the prototype, testing the prototype and repeating the steps to improve
December 9, 2016 This week we introduced six types of simple machines—machines that make work easer: lever, inclined plane, pulley, wedge, wheel&axel and screw. Everyone had a great time in this hands-on workshop. At the lever station, students built first-,
December 2, 2016 We started our Friday science hour with a conversation about sources of light: the sun, flashlights, fire, candles, electric light. We provided various materials to shine a flashlight at to see how light travels through transparent, opaque
November 18, 2016 The theme of the fourth Science Friday was “Water”. We talked about the water molecule and hydrogen and oxygen atoms. As an introduction to the concept of buoyancy, students tested how various objects float or sink in
November 4, 2016 Our third Science Friday focused on the air around us and the music it makes. Kids used Keva blocks to understand how moving molecules affect each other. Students built paper airplanes to explore Bernoulli’s principle and aerodynamics.
October 21, 2016 Our second Science Friday lab was a bit quieter as the children were very focused on the tasks measuring their right- or left- handedness. They caught a beach ball, looked at objects with each eye, kicked a
October 7, 2016 We kicked off our first 2016-2017 Wade Thomas Science Fridays with a topic on Static Electricity. Imagine thirty children in a classroom, each holding a colorful balloon and each having hair going straight up! It was a
The money donated to YES this year goes to THIS school year’s Ross Valley School District (RVSD) students. What happens if YES funding goals are not met? Does the state cover some programs? If YES fundraising goals are not met,
We had a tremendous turnout for Family Art Evening (about 60 families totaling 180 members of the WT family) and we hope everyone who attended had a great time. Mrs. Bahrt (thank you!!) presided over a buzz of creative activity
Thank you for contributing to the Wade Thomas Class of 2016’s gift to future generations of WT families. We are excited about getting started on a new school Marquee to greet families as they arrive at our school, and, if