Wednesday, December 19, 2018

 We made slime with our mentors! "You need two things: polyvinyl alcohol (a main ingredient in washable school glue) and borate ion (which we got in contact lens solution). In the chemical reaction that follows slime is created.
Slime is a Non-Newtonian fluid which means that its viscosity can change. When the students pull it apart abruptly it will break but pulled slowly it will stretch." (taken from "The Science Behind Slime"by Dana Abraham 2014
 Everyone took a bag home. Should you need to dissolve it, vinegar will work. Students added color if the chose, glitter if they wanted. It was a fabulous day of scientific discovery and artistic creation.


Friday, December 14, 2018

 The Bumblees had a wonderful time at the Snowflake Breakfast today! They used their polite manners and enjoyed delicious foods provided by all the Seabury families. Then they sang out loud in the sing-a-long. We were very proud of their patience, kindness and polite behavior as they shared a very special morning with their lower school friends. Thanks so much to all the parents who participated, donating food and drink, plates and napkins, griddles and time!

Monday, December 10, 2018

 On First Friday our friends from the middle school invited the Bumblebees to listen to a story about Picasso's dog and then try to create a face or a dog in Picasso's abstract style. After the creations were complete the middle school partners helped make up and write a dialogue between the two characters. Some were pretty funny!!

Friday, November 30, 2018

 Bumblebees and Ladybugs went to the Tacoma Public Library today. Thanks to children's librarian Ms. Margaret we got to tour the Maurice Sendak exhibit where we were delighted to see original artwork from stories we love, go upstairs to the children's area and learn all about the public library system. We found out that the dinosaurs are in the non-fiction 500s section. We looked books up on the computer and discovered you can check out up to 60 items at a time. We also got to take any book off the shelf that we wanted to and Ms. Margaret said people who have the job of a pager will re-shelf them for us! We heard some fun and a little scary monster stories and came back to school with a book bag for each child as a souvenir!

Friday, November 16, 2018

 The Ladybugs and Bumblebees were excellent audience members at Seattle Children's Theatre. We were so lucky that the weather was nice enough to have a lunch by the fountain. Although not during the picture, the fountain provided lots of entertainment with a music and water show!

Friday, November 2, 2018

 Thanks to our wonderful Bumblebee parents we had a magnificent Halloween celebration! The games, the food, the art, the friends, the parade and the fun were all the best. Such a great time.

 We made slime with our mentors! "You need two things: polyvinyl alcohol (a main ingredient in washable school glue) and borate ion (...