California Dreamin’

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Connections to themes and literary lenses

July 6, 2017

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On July 3rd, we started the day by working on our Grapes of Wrath seminars, looking for connections to themes and literary lenses.    We also were given free time at lunch to tour the Berkeley campus to shop and…

The one and only Valencia, California!

July 26, 2016

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What better way to settle down from hot beach day in Santa Cruz then with a lil’ Rattlers Barbque feast! A grand arrival at our beautiful Hyatt Hotel in the one and only Valencia, California! Next stop? The one and…

Admiring Rodeo Drive

July 19, 2016

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In one of our visits to Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, we began our Rodeo Drive experience with free time. It was during which that we strolled amongst the wide variety of expensive stores, luxurious cars, and looked for appealing places…

‘EduSquad’ experiencing LA

July 19, 2016

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This morning we went to Warner Brothers Studios in Los Angeles. After the bus ride to the location we were split into multiple groups. Each group was given a tour guide and a small tram cart to drive around the…

Free time on Rodeo Drive

July 18, 2016

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Today we started off by spending free time on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for shopping and lunch.  Nothing was bought because Rodeo Drive is filled with high end stores, such as Chanel, Dior, Prada, etc, but students stilled enjoyed…

Exploring the culture and tourist based promenade

July 18, 2016

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Today we went to Venice beach and Santa Monica pier. We had fun at the beach exploring the culture and tourist based promenade while soaking up the sun. We got henna done and bought some tacky souvenirs but it was…

Museum dedicated to John Steinbeck

July 18, 2016

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Today was a super fun day. All the students visited Salinas, where we saw the National Steinbeck Center. It is a museum dedicated to John Steinbeck. This was very interesting, because we have been studying one of his books, The…

Journey down the famous highway one coastline

July 15, 2016

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Monday, July the 11th, our California Dreamin’ class separated into two buses for our journey down the famous highway one coastline. First we had to make one quick stop at the grocery store so everyone could pick up snacks for…