Take a peek into a Hamlin 3rd Grade Social Studies classroom @ and hear both students and teachers reflect on not only their learning around content but also their learning process:
video by Ms. Davis
Directive: design a piece that could be given to a loved one during the holidays. Students were allowed to look at websites like Instructables for inspiration, but if they chose to download a template they had to modify the design in a significant way.
View the results:
WHEN HAMLIN SCHOOL AND SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY JOIN FORCES, STUDENTS WIN!
For two years, neighborhood librarians at San Francisco Public Library: Golden Gate Branch on Green Street have teamed up with Hamlin to train students on using the San Francisco Public library’s children e- books for research.
On November 7th, Ms. Garcia’s and Ms. Silva’s third graders learned how to how to download digital books on their classroom iPads. Ms. Celeste Heike, children’s librarian worked in collaboration with Ms. Cardone and Ms. Davis to ensure all students in third grade could access the electronic collection. Hamlin students and teachers now have access to additional reference resource materials when searching for books that may be out of print or difficult to locate in our collection. Continue reading
The students in the Grade 8 Design Elective were given the following directive: In teams of two, create a Halloween sculpture that interacts with the world.
Materials used: Hummingird Duo (arduino, motors, and sensors), cardboard, tape, paint, air drying clay, vinyl, tulle, leaves, paper cups, hot glue
Here are some of the results:
At the Hamlin School in San Francisco students can take a 7th grade arts elective class where they work together to identify real issues that they care about, brainstorm ways to address those problems, and then learn to build apps to solve them. Students work through all key aspects of new product development, including: idea generation, technical feasibility, programming, design, deciding on business models and marketing.
What is Citizen Science?
Citizen Science gives students or the general public an opportunity to be a part of current ongoing research. Most studies have to do with the changing global climate and how habitats are changing over time. One of the first citizen science projects was conducted by Professor Joe Caprio at Montana State University. He collected data on postcards in the 1950’s on lilac plants in backyards and gardens. With this information, he was able to discover how elevation and latitude were connected to the onset of spring and to look at climate change.
Hamlin and Citizen Science. Continue reading
“I wish I could take your class!”
– eighth grade parent
It’s going to be a great and very creative semester! Check out the sides:
“Wow, mind-blowing! Can I attend Hamlin as a fifth grader!”
– anonymous fifth grade parent
With a year of coding and robotics like this who wouldn’t want to be a Hamlin fifth grader?