Aliya Flores, 6th grade
1. In math: sets, probabilities, statistics, transformations, BEDMAS, multiplying and dividing fractions...
2. The idea that traveling is a human need.
3. How to write essays and poems.
4. It's important to travel and to have a traveling companion.
5. Participating and having an open mind.
6. How to analyze, recite and how to write different forms of poems.
7. Reading critically.
8. How to write book reports in Spanish.
9. Working as a team.
10. World history: India, Rome, Greece, China, Persia and Mesopotamia.
11. How to write in a journal.
12. Drawing from what I see.
13. Staying together as a group (especially when hiking or camping).
14. Acting and expressing ourselves.
15. Recycling, reusing, composting and planting.
16. To show respect to ourselves.
17. Quantitative and qualitative observations.
18. Water pollution.
19. COP 21.
20. Respect our environment.
21. HIPPO factors in ecology; habitat loss, invasive species, population, pollution, over exploitation
22. Finding species and noticing differences.
23. How to write for and create a newspaper.
25. Transect lines in ecological surveys.
25. Symbiotic species.
26. How to use apostrophes.
27. The life of Anne Frank.
28. The story of The Little Prince.
29. Forms of poetry.
30. John Steinbeck's life.
31. Data anomaly.
31. Food webs (who eats who).
32. Organic agriculture in Spanish.
33. Caring for your pets (from the book The Red Pony).
34. Poets from around the world: Lynn Schooler, John Steinbeck, Guillaume Appollinaire, Wallace Stevens, Barbara Guest, William Shakespeare, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Iku Takenaka and more
Diego Millan Aguilar, 6th grade
1. I learned Math; it even became more interesting to me.
2. I learned more grammar and vocabulary in English and Spanish.
3. I learned to play better soccer and advance in my soccer skills.
4. I learned a lot about the history of the world in Spanish class.
5. I learned how to compost our vegetable waste at school.
6. I learned how to plant in different ways.
7. I learned to do transects on the ecology class.
8. I learned to write for a newspaper.
9. I learned how to write different forms of poems.
10. I learned how to be a better reader.
11. I learned to better do my homework and complete my ideas.
12. I learned to do improve my yoga and to develop more resistance.
13. I learned to take good notes on my notebook.
My school year has been amazing!
Sebastian Miles Kar, 7th grade
I couldn’t wish for any other school but this one because the teachers who work there have taught me so much. I will tell you some of the things I have learned at this school.
In Math, I have learned almost a whole book of concepts like: Statistics, Transformations, Probability and more. Math at this school has been a wonderful experience for me.
In English, I have read so many books I’ve never heard of before. Also I’ve learned how to write better poems and have learned more about poems. Also I’ve become a better writer too. Before I came to this school I wouldn’t write that much at all but now I write lot.
In Ecology, I have learned a lot too. I had never even heard of Ecology before. But now I know what it is I really enjoy Ecology and I think it interesting subject to learn in school.
In Spanish, I have learned so much about the basics in and about the Spanish language. I have gotten a lot better at comprehending and speaking the Spanish that I ever had before. When I go back to Washington State in 20 days I will have a giant head start in Spanish and will have an even bigger one, maybe.
These are some of the classes I took this year at the Sierra School and I really enjoyed them all. I have made a big accomplishment in academics this year and I am so happy about that. This year has been an A++ year for me and I am going to miss everyone. I wish I could do another school year at the Sierra School again.