Sunday, April 23, 2017

Busy times!

Lots happening in the Ladybug room this week!  We're continuing our study of Australian animals; this week we added snakes, animals of the Great Barrier reef and wombats to our books. We worked on skip counting, geometric shapes, color mixing and masking with our mentors and visited the Tacoma Glass Museum.  We even managed to fit in some time in the sandbox.  It was a good week!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Yay! Back at school!

We had a quick break in the rain, time to get in a couple of laps
towards our toe tokens!
This week's challenge:  Using binder clips, tongue depressors and clothespins build a structure that can hold weight (the record this week was 16 unit blocks), creates a domino effect or one that can stand upright.  We ran into a couple of problems-not enough clothespins and who knew they came in different lengths?  All in all a successful engineering project.  We're happy to be back at school after spring break and keeping our fingers crossed for a let up in the rainy weather.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Happy Spring Break!

We're working on sorting using Venn diagrams,
it's a hard concept but the kids did a great job.
We made snakes with our mentors,  we balanced them on skewers
and tried to make them spin.

Our other group of mentors worked  with
the Ladybugs and Bumblebees to write stories.  We had some very exciting stories!

                                   Keeping our fingers crossed for a sunny Spring Break!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Science Fair

Sink and Float
Chemical Reactions
How do animals stay warm?
How do animals stay warm in water?

Magnet Magic
Capillary action 

Thrust, Lift and Drag 

Swimming Noodles

We love Science Fair at Seabury!  Our youngest students were so excited to come up with their first projects and share them with the rest of the school and parents.  They did a fabulous job of explaining their questions, the procedures for testing their questions and finally, their conclusions.
In honor of the holiday, a special leprechaun picture!

Science fun!

This week we made airplanes with our mentors,
not your typical paper airplanes,
but ones made of circles and a straw.
We had some amazing flights with our planes,

then we raced them!

We're finishing up our investigation of surface tension,
This experiment is always very exciting!

Sometimes, we even have a quiet moment with a good book.