Monday, November 20, 2017

 And then a trip to Ted Brown music to see a try some real instruments. We also went into the repair shop to see how instruments are fixed and to watch soldering in action.Those who tried the percussion and string instruments were excited to be able to make actual sound. On the wind instruments we just pressed the keys

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

                                                          And another six year old!
 More pictures of instruments imagined, created and played  by the Bumblebees.

 Some exciting areas of study for the Bumblebees. In our study of Harvest we have looked at several harvest festivals including Dia de los Muertos. Here some of our friends are making sugar skulls out of fabric and fabric paint. Also, after seeing Ada's Violin, the story of the recycled orchestra of Paraguay, we tried out hand at making instruments out of recycled materials ourselves in our MakerSpace.

 Happy Halloween 2017 from the Bumblebees! Thanks to all the parents for a great celebration!

Friday, October 27, 2017

In science this week we learned about the science of cooking, which is chemistry. Bumblebees learned that matter, which makes up all things, can be combined in certain ways to cause a chemical reaction. When we look at something in cooking we can see that something like a fruit salad has no chemical reaction. It can be separated into its individual parts again. But something like pumpkin pie does experience a chemical reaction because it cannot be separated back to its original components. The chemistry of it was fascinating to us but eating it was the best part of all!

Friday, October 20, 2017

 A wonderful time today at Wild Hare pumpkin farm. Our students experienced harvest on a real working farm. They rode in a cart filled with hay pulled by a tractor, fed purple Kale to hungry chickens and a rooster, harvested apples from apple trees, pulled radishes out of the ground and picked a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. They smelled fresh celery being harvested by farmers and fennel that smelled just like licorice. They heard the sounds of animals, people and machines and fed cottonwood leaves to Jack, the hungry goat. We were so lucky that the rain held off until we were lunching inside the green house! A feast for the senses and a great first hand look at Harvest in the Northwest.

 And then a trip to Ted Brown music to see a try some real instruments. We also went into the repair shop to see how instrumen...