Archive for January, 2014

Massaged Kale salad is a hit

Kale Family

Kale Family

We got to harvesting and eating a delicious salad full of the pretty much one and only thing growing in the garden in January- KALE.

Hand Picked

Hand Picked

We mixed up dino kale, red russian kale, and smooth leaf kale and massaged it with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt & pepper- simple and delicious. Really- anytime you can get kids to eat kale is a miracle (unless you are an Orca student and it becomes as normal as anything). Yes they washed their hands & yes they loved the salad! Here is the recipe.

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Salmon Fever grips Orca

the future

the future

Salmon madness! We got our lovely eggs- all 160 of them and they had a successful weekend (only 4 casualties). Kids are fired up to see them! We finished up our amazing SALMONOPOLY boardgames- parents have already reported heated games at home full of miscellaneous rules and salmon-y quirks. It’s a hard knock life for salmon- and the games are full of oil spills, dams, eagle attacks and evil fisherman- this makes for a raucous game that is fun and educational aka EDUTAINMENT.

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Salmonopoly!

Orca salmon fever is gripping the building as we prepare to receive our salmon eggs that we will raise for over 100 days. They will then be released into Lake Washington by our students around Earth Day. This is our 6th year raising salmon and it’s always a fun and exciting affair.

We developed “Salmonopoly” board games that detail the trials & tribulations of Coho salmon as they live their lives escaping predators & bypassing danger all the time. Swiped by a bear!?! Move back 2 spaces! Catch a fish ladder?!? Move ahead 3 spaces! Become fish & chips?!?! Go back to start!

Next week we will finish the board games and play them in full on celebration mode when the eggs arrive!

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