Friday, May 25, 2018

 Bumblebees have been looking at, reading, listening to and writing many different kinds of poetry. One day they were inspired to write "Crabby Poems" all about a little red crab. Here they are reading their poems in the Author's chair. As listeners, the had many insightful comments and questions as they enjoyed each different way to express the life of a small red crab through poetry.

 On the beach at a very low tide looking at the tide pool creatures we had been studying. Students found many sand dollars, crabs, moon snails, and hermit crabs and experienced seeing them in their habitats.  Watching sand dollars tiny legs moving and small crabs hold up their claws in defense was fascinating for all. They discovered the rings in which moon snails lay their eggs and the many kinds of seaweed and kelp to be found on one beach. It was a day of exploration, discovery, and delight.

Friday, May 4, 2018

 Bubbles! Just one of the exciting activities students chose from during the First Friday, May the 4th be with you, extravaganza! In our station students explored surface tension, volume, bubbles inside bubbles, inserting objects without popping, one student even managed to make a match box car drag a bubble behind it!

 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...