But… Is Crestmont for Me?

But… Is Crestmont for Me?

This blog post is by Crestmont parent Chamia LaRae Chambers. My son had been attending a fantastic, private preschool for almost three years when I realized that I had no idea where he’d be going next.  The school he was at was a real school (not a daycare center), they…
Middle School Science Buddies

Middle School Science Buddies

Our Middle School students are partnering with the Kindergarten students as science buddies. Once a week, for 5 weeks, the 5th-7th graders will be meeting with their Kindergarten friends as the Ks explore their 5 senses. Besides the academic benefits, there are social-emotional benefits for both the younger and the…
Kindergarteners Travel to Space!

Kindergarteners Travel to Space!

The Unicorns were studying outer space in April, so we went to visit the Chabot Space and Science Center. We met up outside and had a quick snack before being ushered into the planetarium for a film. There was some anxiety about whether the film would be scary, but Justice,…
Patterns

Patterns

Our Kindergarten students have been using concrete and visual models to learn about patterns. Using models in math makes those concepts easier to understand and remember. And why are patterns important? Patterns are the building blocks to higher level math (Statistics, Algebra, Measurement) and it all starts in Kindergarten!
Partner Pals

Partner Pals

Multi-age classes, activities, and play are integral to Crestmont’s philosophy. One of the ways we encourage multi-age connections is through Partner Pals. Younger children are partnered with an older buddy and engage in a variety of activities together throughout the year. Multi-age connections benefit both younger and older children, as…
Read-A-Thon is Here!

Read-A-Thon is Here!

  Crestmont’s annual Read-A-Thon is here! Students were thrilled to meet two therapy reading dogs, Kyle and Kobi, and their handlers Ruth and John on Wednesday. They learned what our Read-A-Thon is all about and how these pups love to read with the children. Our Read-A-Thon will be going on…
Admissions Open House

Admissions Open House

You are invited to come to Crestmont School’s Admissions Open House. Crestmont School is the Bay Area’s only cooperative K-8 school. Located in the scenic hills of Richmond, California, near the El Cerrito border, it was founded in 1969 with the goal of creating an environment that encourages curiosity, critical…
Book Fair!

Book Fair!

Come to our Annual Crestmont Book Fair this week! Our book fair is open to the public and a percentage of the proceeds go to support our school library. Dates: November 2-3 Times: 7:30am-8:30am, 12:00pm – 1:15pm, and 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Crestmont Goes Camping

Crestmont Goes Camping

Every year, Crestmont families come together near the beginning of the school year for a fun camping trip. There’s something about being out in nature out of cell service – finding garter snakes, playing games, eating junk food (so much junk food!), getting dirty (so much dirt!) – that brings…