We are collecting books of all shapes, sizes, kinds, and reading levels for our friends in Hyderabad India. This is the school I built rooftop gardens at. When I inquired about their school library, I was shown a small, locked metal cabinet with some very dry & academic books. I thought it would be a great idea to really hook them up some great picture & chapter books. I think reading books sometimes is a luxury that we Americans take for granted. I have no doubt that these books would be greatly appreciated and used. Reading for fun is a great way of learning how to read, developing imagination, and even simply opening young people’s minds. Drop the books by the main office by February 7th. Maybe you have tons of children’s books gathering dust on a shelf, give them a new life in India! Garfield High School is sending some students there to develop some computer labs at various schools and they are willing to carry the books for us. Do it!
Archive for January 26, 2012
Orca has invited salmon eggs back for the 3rd year in a row. We get them from the Issaquah salmon hatchery and explore some great curriculum about salmon life cycles, habitats, and Native American history. This project is always a big highlight of the school year. In a few months we will carry the baby salmon down to Seward Park and release them into Lake Washington. But for now they are just breaking out of their egg sacks and becoming little “alevin”. Drop by the front of the main office and check them out!
We use this great curriculum for some of our activities- www.fs.fed.us/outdoors/…/Curricula/Salmon-Curriculum.PDF