HAYDEE BURROLA |Bringing Art to Students at the San Bernardino Probation Center
At the SB Probation Day Reporting Center (DRC), a probation officer led Five Keys students in an oil painting activity and provided all the supplies. Students will earn 0.25 Visual Art credit for creating their art piece and writing a refection. A big thank you to our teacher, Haydee Burrola, for organizing this activity and preparing the lesson!
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Description of the process: The art students completed the first packet of Visual Arts. All other participants learned basic blending techniques and brush strokes from the instructor that day and had no prior preparation. The class was led by a Probation Officer who is an avid painter, PO Shae Craddock. Each student was provided and easel, a canvas, three different size paint brushes, and four colors to work with. Officer Shae and I explained the steps and procedures for the activity to the students. She talked to them about correct ways to hold the paint brush and she demonstrated stroke styles and blending techniques. They enjoyed cookies, coffee, and tea while painting for our version of Paint and Sip. The following week after the activity, students made a thank you card for Officer Shae and presented it to her.
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ASHLEN FIERROS | Implementing Calm Classroom in an ISP Setting
ACSO STAFF |Creating a Response to Intervention Team
Five Keys' Alameda County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) staff participated in a professional development day focused on classroom management, sustainability, and team-building. During the morning, staff worked to identify student behaviors, root causes, and how to meet students' needs. This process served as the start of a Response to Intervention team focused on student behavior and attendance, which promises to yield some positive changes in the next few months! The day was capped off with some friendly competition at the bowling alley. Congratulations to the top bowler, Lillian Santos-Stables, and to the winning team of Larry Burdick, Denise Copeland, and Tyler Small!