Spruce Elementary School Featured on KPIX News – Cool School

South San Francisco, CA   October 29, 2016 Shared by a proud parent, KPIX News COOL SCHOOL Segment

Spruce Elementary 3rd graders enjoy the opportunity to learn in their garden. Photo: KPIX

Spruce Elementary 3rd graders enjoy the opportunity to learn in their garden.
Photo: KPIX

South San Francisco 3rd graders from Spruce Elementary School were featured on KPIX News segment ‘COOL SCHOOL’ this past week as the students take on a project that brings them outdoors and into the real world. For 2 hours a week 25 students in Ms. Makovkin and Mrs. Del Bianca’s classes nurture their garden, weeding, planting, watering and learning about new foods like basil and cilantro. And bugs. And teamwork.

“Everyone is good at something in the garden” Mrs Del Bianco said “And the self confidence they gain in the garden flows back into the classroom.”  The students chart the progress on computers learning mathematical calcuations while also learning that everything doesn’t come right away “You need to nurture something to make it grow.” Ms Makovkin said.

Our community is very fortunate to have teachers like Ms. Makovkin and Mrs Del Bianco who nurture our students, helping them to grow as well.

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Everything South City has donated $100 to the schools project encouraging the hands on learning experiences.

 

Learning about new bugs is part of the program at Spruce Elementary School Photo: KPIX

Learning about new bugs is part of the program at Spruce Elementary School
Photo: KPIX

 

The students spend 2 hours a week in the garden Photo: KPIX

The students spend 2 hours a week in the garden
Photo: KPIX

 

The students take notes and track the progress on computers inside the class room, learning mathematical calculations while doing so. Photo: KPIX

The students take notes and track the progress on computers inside the class room, learning mathematical calculations while doing so.
Photo: KPIX

 

It takes nurturing and time to enjoy the fruits of their labor, another learning experience for our students Photo: KPIX

It takes nurturing and time to enjoy the fruits of their labor, another learning experience for our students
Photo: KPIX

 

The students learn the value of teamwork, a lifelong skill Photo: KPIX

The students learn the value of teamwork, a lifelong skill
Photo: KPIX

 

 

 

2 comments for “Spruce Elementary School Featured on KPIX News – Cool School

  1. Jackie Del Bianco
    October 31, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Thank you for all the wonderful write-ups and pictures ! Any donations can be made to Spruce Garden Club, 501 Spruce Ave, SSF, CA. 94080. Thanks again !

  2. Scott Grindy
    November 1, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Excellent program to bring science, horticulture and school spirit together for kids.

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