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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

                                              We have another 6 year old!
 Bumblebees participated with the Ladybugs in the Global Math Challenge. They spent an hour rotating through 6 math challenges. They created and extended patterns, ordered by attribute, worked geometric problems and investigated 10 frames. They were highly engaged and the hour flew by! We will do this again!

Friday, October 6, 2017

 We were Bumblebee and Ladybug scientists as we explored the inside of sunflowers grown right here at Seabury. With tweezers, magnifying glasses and safety goggles, not to mention lots of curiosity, we explored the insides of the flower, stem and leaves. We discovered not all sunflower seeds can be eaten and they were white when we harvested them! We looked at the veins in the leaves carrying water and nutrients and dissected the stem to see what was inside. At the end we recreated our own sunflowers using seeds in our design.

 Dumas Bay Beach at an amazing -3 low tide on a beautiful day. It was amazing what we saw.  Sand dollars alive and dead  Cl...