I made my second visit to the Paradise Canyon 5th last week. We spent the class talking about drugs in general and tobacco specifically. I started by explaining to the kids not think of drugs as good or bad. Drugs are just inanimate chemicals that affect our minds and bodies in a variety of ways.…… Continue reading PCY 5th – The Team Game
6th Grade – Caffeine and Stimulants During this lesson I talked to the students about what caffeine is: a stimulant drug that is in many foods and drinks consumed in the US. I explained that stimulants are drugs that speed everything up; people often use stimulants because they speed up your heart rate, give a…… Continue reading PCY 6th – Caffeine and Stimulants
I returned to PCY today for my 2nd visit with the 6th grade. The topic of the day: Decision Making. We talk a lot about making good decisions in 5th grade, and I started by reminding the kids about the decision making card game we played last year and about our peer pressure discussion about…… Continue reading PCY 6th – Decision Making
Today I returned to Paradise Canyon to meet the 5th graders for the first time. After introducing myself, I talked to the 5th Grade about my life before becoming a deputy, my path to joining the Sheriff’s Department and the different assignments that I’ve worked. I described my experience in the academy, my first assignment working…… Continue reading PCY 5th – Meet Deputy Jake
I visited the Paradise Canyon Elementary 6th grade for the first time this year, and it was great to see the staff and students again. It was also great to meet Ms Ghermezian for the first time. There is a lot of logistical work to do with the kids during the first visit, but we…… Continue reading PCY 6th #1 – Survey and Time Capsule
Hello Parents, My name is Deputy Jake Merrifield, and I am in charge of the STAR Program in Malibu and La Canada/Flintridge. I will use this blog to post summaries of each lesson I teach throughout the year. If you ever want to get a hold of me you can contact me in the following…… Continue reading Welcome to Deputy Jake’s blog
The STAR Unit is proudly offering 40 oz Hydro Flask Basecamp Mega Tundra Water Bottles for sale this holiday season. The bottles are $30 each. The bottles have a wide mouth and are vacuum insulated. They keep contents COLD for 24 hours or HOT for 12 hours. The bottles have a powder coat finish with…… Continue reading LASD Hydro Flask Water Bottles Available Now!