Egg-cellent Egg-Ventures This week’s edition by Jonah Swartzberg and Isabella Gross
In this week’s article from Eggcellent Eggventures, we will be talking about our recent sales and interviewing our new chicken handlers.
Our new amazing chicken handlers are Sam, Kayla, Dean, and Jamie. We interviewed the chicken handlers this week to get an update from the students who are most hands-on with the chickens. Kayla says, “the chickens are making two to three eggs each day.” This is great because it means we are averaging about 18 eggs a week. At that rate, we are able to package and sell about a dozen and a half eggs each week. Remember, Epic Eggs sells in portions of half dozen, which means that we’re distributing eggs to three SDJA families each week.
We know they’re laying eggs, but how are the chickens really doing? Dean said, “the chickens are growing up so fast. So, more eggs are being made.” The bigger and more mature our chickens get, the more eggs they will produce. During our interview, Sam added, “the chickens are very happy, which means more fresh and organic eggs.” We’re really trying to keep the chickens happy by keeping a clean coop and making sure they have plenty of food and water. We’re still saving up our money for a tent to give them some shade.
How do the eggs taste? The families that have received eggs so far have loved them! Jamie says, “the chickens are laying good and nutritious eggs” and our families agree. One thing our families have noticed is that the yolk of our eggs are orange. Darker yolks show that the chickens have a healthy diet so the yolk is darker because of the better nutrition. Families are loving that our eggs are fresh. You receive your eggs within a week of when the chicken laid them. How fresh is that? One family even said these are the best eggs they’ve had (and they’re not even egg people)!
Mrs. Henriksen was recently honored by the Greater San Diego Reading Association for excellence in teaching literacy. The “Award of Excellence” was presented during a special luncheon attended by some of the top classroom teachers and librarians in the county. We are proud to have Mrs. Henriksen represent our school. The following was read at […]
It’s college acceptance season, but why should our seniors have all the fun? Recently, Mrs. King was accepted to the very selective Harvard Graduate School of Education’s “Leadership: An Evolving Vision” intensive course this summer. Additionally, she received a full ride scholarship from the Avi Chai Foundation. Leadership: An Evolving Vision is an intensive course […]
This week Shelly Moses was off to Newark to participate in a colloquium as a Legacy Heritage Teacher Leader Fellow. This event was the culmination of two years of work through Brandeis University, earning her a Master’s degree in teacher leadership. Throughout the two years, she worked on various professional development initiatives which included the […]
Lauren Dolinka started her teaching career in Israel, where she spent two years teaching English to Israeli middle school students. While in Israel, she also earned her MA in Education from Bar Ilan University. When she returned home to California, she joined the SDJA community as a DeLeT fellow, working as an intern teacher in […]
Big congratulations to the hard-working Mission Innovation students and coaches. They worked tirelessly during their lunch periods, in the evenings and on weekends to prepare for all four competitive events this year. As a result, the students really shone and took top honors throughout the year. Mission Innovation is an inter-scholastic STEM (science, technology, engineering […]
We are excited to announce the arrival of some tiny chicks this week in kindergarten. After patiently waiting, the kindergartners are proud to announce the arrival of Chicklet, Brownie, Hershey, Sunny, Chickie, Sprinkles and Spring. All the chicks are healthy, happy and – given our excellent instructional program – are already starting to learn the […]
In this week’s article from Eggcellent Eggventures, we will be talking about our recent sales and interviewing our new chicken handlers. Our new amazing chicken handlers are Sam, Kayla, Dean, and Jamie. We interviewed the chicken handlers this week to get an update from the students who are most hands-on with the chickens. Kayla says, […]
Want to help make children’s and families’ experiences at GMLS more fun and meaningful? Please consider this rewarding and important volunteer opportunity. We are now seeking nominees for next year’s Parent-Teacher Organization leadership positions. We have different roles to fit every skill set and interest area: holiday events, social activities, and more. For further information […]
The GMLS Kindness Committee, in collaboration with Morah Gvira and the Yad ‘b Yad Committee, is sponsoring a Tikkun Olam project. Agam Levy z”l was the niece of Shani Abed. Agam, along with nine other young adults, was tragically killed in a flash flood in Israel during her training program for the IDF. Agam was […]