Sunday, October 28, 2018

Scenes from a busy week:

Starry night at the pumpkin patch, a project in art class with Miss Angela

A visit to the Nordic Museum in Ballard. It was fun to see replicas and real items from the Vikings! 

A math lesson involving Starburst candies, then a science lesson on making  our own Starburst "dough"

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Here are some highlights from a very active two weeks:

Our class loves yoga time! We follow along with Cosmic KidsYoga.....
Minecraft and pirate themes make being healthy more fun!

On Grandparents and Special Friends Day, the adults were able to experience an example of  Seabury's inquiry-based learning process by experimenting with magnets.

We used a STEM approach for literacy. After reading the book "After the Fall" by Dan Santat, the students designed and built some contraptions that Humpty Dumpty might have used.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

We were able to pre-view a box of Viking replicas from the Nordic Museum in Seattle, which we will be visiting in a few weeks. The students were surprised to see how heavy a helmet or chain mail head covering was!

We learned about caravans and planned an inventory of what we would take with us if we were explorers setting out on the Silk Road to China. We had some lively class discussion about how difficult it would have been to walk over 7,000 miles, not knowing what to expect. It's not easy for a 7 or 8 year old to imagine a world without GPS!

We collaborated with the first grade Navigators class for s study of the Spice Islands. We had to identify mystery spices.

We began  mapping the routes of the explorers as we study them.

One of the students' favorite activities was a science project making their own chalkboard slime. We learned about the chemical reaction that creates slime.

An exciting week of learning culminated in a visit from the education department from the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University...