MathAmigos Meets COVID Challenges

Sarah Cheney/ June 26, 2020/ K-12 Education

With the emergence of COVID-19, MathAmigos has had to rethink how to offer innovative strategies to Santa Fe’s public elementary school teachers and come up with creative ways to reach Santa Fe’s public school children so they can experience the joys of learning math. Beginning in March, MathAmigos (a collaborative working group of Opportunity Santa Fe) has pivoted away from

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Rallying together to Distribute 1,000 Learning Kits

Sarah Cheney/ June 26, 2020/ K-12 Education, Uncategorized

Since the school closures in mid-March, nonprofits, teachers, and volunteers in our community have banded together to support students, families, and the Santa Fe Public School system through the Santa Fe Community Educators Network (SFCEN). The Community Educators Network is a group of educators from nonprofits in Santa Fe who have met monthly for more than six years to share

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COVID-19 Recursos

OSF Team/ March 20, 2020/ Uncategorized

Lhadze Bosiljevac | AmeriCorps VISTA | 3/20/2020 A medida que todos aprendemos a enfrentar esta crisis del COVID-19 y comenzamos a adaptarnos a la nueva normalidad de este tiempo, es importante que confiemos en fuentes con credibilidad para obtener información de salud actualizada. Opportunity Santa Fe recomienda dos fuentes confiables: Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades

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COVID-19 Resources

OSF Team/ March 20, 2020/ Uncategorized

Lhadze Bosiljevac | AmeriCorps VISTA | 3/20/2020 As we all learn to cope and begin to adjust to the new normal of these unsettling times, it is important that we rely on trustworthy sources for up-to-date health information. Opportunity Santa Fe recommends two evidence-based sources:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html ; and State-based information, such as the

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Stories with Math

OSF Team/ February 28, 2020/ K-12 Education

Remember elementary school math? How you slogged through the times table, struggled with story problems and generally dreaded the whole thing? Since the beginning of MathAmigos, its members who focused their professional lives in math, remembered that experience and asked themselves: “Why shouldn’t kids love math?” Members of MathAmigos know that math can be fun, interesting and exciting.  But, how

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MLK Day, a Day On Not a Day off

OSF Team/ January 24, 2020/ Uncategorized

Ralph Holcomb | AmeriCorps VISTA | 1/24/2020 During this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Opportunity Santa Fe VISTAs chose to make it a “day on” rather than taking a day off. Instead of working at desks, we joined Habitat for Humanity and their AmeriCorps National volunteers to make some much-needed construction improvements to Santa Fe’s Sojourners Café. Sojourners is

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Quests Aren’t Just for Fairy Tales: How ‘Reading is Magic’ is Improving Santa Fe Literacy

OSF Team/ April 25, 2019/ K-12 Education

By Perli Cunanan, Amy Miller, Rayna Dineen | The Reading Group Victor, a second grade student, could not read at all and felt badly about himself. He had become convinced that he was just stupid. Embarrassed, he didn’t want his classmates to know that he couldn’t read. He was beginning to give up on school. Victor’s teacher realized he needed

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How Out-of-School-Time Creates Stronger Students

OSF Team/ April 25, 2019/ K-12 Education

By Dana Greenblatt | Out of School Engagement for In Class Success, Santa Fe Community Educators Network As the afternoon sun hangs over late season sunflowers and ripe tomatoes at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, local elementary school students are deeply engaged in harvesting the summer’s abundant crop. Under the guidance of Cooking with Kids! and Santa Fe Botanical Garden

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