2nd and 3rd Grade Social Studies
The 2nd and 3rd grade Social Studies class held mayoral elections as the culmination for the government unit. After studying about government at all levels, including a visit to Ukiah’s city hall to hold a mock city council meeting, the students chose a character from a novel they read in class that they felt embodied the qualities of a good mayor.
9th Grade English
Students read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Major themes discussed in this unit include the individual versus society; traditions and modernity; as well as gender roles and responsibility. As the culminating assignment, they researched a social issue facing our society and prepared a poster that illustrates major facts and statistics about a social issue. Correspondingly, using the same topic, they also wrote a problem-solution essay.
Kindergarten/First Grade Class celebrated Cinco de Mayo
The Kindergarten/First Grade Class celebrated Cinco de Mayo the week of May 4, 2015. They performed the traditional celebratory dance “La Raspa,” sang a few songs in Spanish, and recited several poems in English. In addition, Maria Rodriguez, who played her guitar and sang De Colores and Mexico Lindo in traditional Mexican attire, graced the school with performances. Her daughter Crystal, age eleven, also delighted us with a wonderful Mexican dance. After the performances everyone partook in rice and beans, guacamole, and chips on our beautiful grounds.
Celebrating Mother's Day 2015
Students of DVBS and DVGS, and the Chinese orchestras will celebrate Mother's Day 2015, and in remembrance of school founder, Ven Master Xuan Hua; by having a Recital on May 10th, 2:00 pm at Dao Yan Hall. Admission free. All are welcome.
The program includes orchestra music such as Song of Triple Jewels, Namo Queling Disaster Medicine Master Buddha, Heart Sutra, The Dharma Wheel is turning round...Students will also perform yang-qin solo, sheng solo, gu-zheng solo, er-hu solo, and also duets and trio...