As part of California State Standards, fourth graders learn about California missions. And each year, Oak Knoll School invites friends and families to view replicas that the students make.
Explains principal Kristen Garcia: “The project is as hands on as it gets, with plaster, glue guns, and an variety of materials to bring the mission to life. With all the 21st century learning that happens at schools these days, building missions is one example how Oak Knoll keeps students using their hands to create! Our students are always impressed with themselves when they complete this project.”
If you’re a California kid, it’s likely you’ve visited one or two missions. And as Peninsula kids, you’ve undoubtedly seen the statue of Father Junipero Serra adjacent to 280.
Antoine Jonquet (pictured) is not a California kid. He’s French and here while his father, Clement, an assistant professor at the University of Montpellier, is a visiting scholar at Stanford. He was justly proud of his replica of Mission San Diego.
Photo by David Sowerine