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Eye of the Sabercat

Eye of the Sabercat

By Kian G
Kian G, a 6th grader at Silver Oak Elementary School in beautiful San Jose, hosts this podcast for students, family, and staff of Silver Oak Elementary School. Already in its second season, it includes interviews with students and teachers, informational announcements for parents, fun stuff like book and app reviews, and many other segments. If you have any questions or feedback, or if you or your child are interested in participating in the podcast, please contact Kian at Happy listening!
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Season 2, Episode 10, Congratulations 6th Graders!, 6/1/22
In Kian's final episode, we talk with Mr. Greenfield and Mrs. Hokanson and wrap up with shout outs to the 6th graders from family, friends, and Silver Oak staff.
June 01, 2022
Season 2, Episode 9, The Home Stretch, 4/7/22
In this episode, we get to know soon-to-be-retired teacher, Mrs. Hogan, talk to a couple of students, one of whom talks a bit about the 6th grade science camp trip and the Silver Oak speech and debate team, listen to a very interesting app review of Genshin Impact, and end with an excellent book review.
April 08, 2022
Season 2, Episode 8, New Super, 3/1/22
In this episode, we have a very insightful talk with interim EESD superintendent, Steve Betando.  
March 01, 2022
Season 2, Episode 7, When Will it Rain?, 2/15/22
In this episode, we get to know some interesting students including the school spelling bee champion, talk to two of Silver Oak's longtime veteran teachers (Mrs. Yang and Mrs. Noteware), and get to hear from Mrs. Hokanson and her journey to becoming a librarian.
February 16, 2022
Season 2, Episode 6, Happy New Year but Boooooo Omicron, 1/23/22
In this episode, we get to know three interesting students, talk to one of the many substitute teachers we've recently had, get an update from Mrs. Hokanson, and listen to a very good book review from a 5th grader.  
January 24, 2022
Season 2, Episode 5, Winter is Coming, 12/9/21
In this episode, we get to know a couple of students and a couple of teachers:  Transitional Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Antony, and 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Gardener.
December 10, 2021
Season 2, Episode 4, Getting Back to Normal, 10/17/21
In this episode, we hear about school events which had disappeared during the pandemic starting to make a comeback.  We also hear from a new Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Anguiano, and veteran 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Neil.  There are also interviews with Principal Greenfield, our favorite librarian, Mrs. Hokanson, a figure skating 6th grader, and a 5th grader with a prominent role in the upcoming school play.  We also get to hear an app review about Minecraft.
October 18, 2021
Season 2, Episode 3, Welcome Autumn, 9/26/21
In this episode, we welcome Arav D to the podcast staff as he interviews Cynthia Howard, a district social worker.  We also interview a 6th grader who also does a book review and get to know two more new teachers at Silver Oak:  2nd grade teacher, Nancy Lugo Silva, and 4th grade teacher, Robin Nguyen.
September 27, 2021
Season 2, Episode 2, New Faces, 9/6/21
This episode features interviews with some new teachers: 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Poslavsky, and 5th grade teacher, Mr. Clopton.  Kian also gets to know two new(ish) students and adds a book review geared towards the lower grades.
September 06, 2021
Season 2, Episode 1, Back to School, 8/18/21
This episode features interviews with Mr. Greenfield and 5th grade teacher, Ms. Giacomini, along with other segments.
August 18, 2021
Season 1, Episode 13, 6/6/21
All segments feature interviews with students.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 12, 5/4/21
A Star Wars Day interview with Silver Oak parent and alumnus, Kevin Dizon.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 11, 4/10/21
Includes interviews related to the return to in person learning, a chat with teacher, Ms. Clark, and a talk with Ms. Cassie from the front office.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 10, 3/8/21
Includes interviews with Silver Oak alumnus and National Spelling Bee champion, Rishik Gandhasri, and Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Ferguson.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 9, 2/21/21
Interview with Silver Oak parent and host of the Fin Factor podcast, Paul Sunseri.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 8, 2/9/21
Includes an interview with teacher, Mrs. Fong, and a new recurring segment with Silver Oak librarian, Mrs. Hokanson.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 7, 1/18/21
Includes interviews with Principal Greenfield and teacher, Ms. Alexander.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 6, 12/13/20
Includes an interview with Silver Oak Librarian, Mrs. Hokanson.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 5, 11/16/20
Includes interviews with Superintendent Flores and teacher, Ms. Pink.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 4, 11/2/20
Interview with Silver Oak alumnus, Nayah Damasen.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 3, 10/18/20
Includes interviews with Board Trustee Bonnie Mace and teacher, Ms. Price.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 2, 9/28/20
Includes interviews with PTO President Chelon Blanco and teachers, Ms. Giacomini and Ms. Tibbens.
August 17, 2021
Season 1, Episode 1, 9/13/20
Includes an interview with Principal Greenfield.
August 17, 2021