Archive for March 9, 2016

Pipeline Project at Orca

Thank you so much to our two Pipeline volunteers from the UW. Amy & Kyra contributed a lot of help for different classes. They bussed all the way down from the U-District every Tuesday all this quarter. It has really been a pleasure to have them work with students, contribute ideas, participate in reflections, and also participate in conversations concerning garden & environmental education. Thank you to the UW and these amazing students especially!

Check out the Pipeline Project HERE!


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Kindergarten soil & seeds

It’s been so much fun digging in the garden and being outside after this soggy winter. We are practicing safety with tools and learning about turning over the garden soil and getting ready for spring. We have also been doing our planting of seeds for the garden and for our annual plant sale too. These are some serious young green thumbs !!!


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The salmon continue…

As we are getting set for our March 24th salmon release date at Seward Park, it is time to remember all the tremendous activities we have done to explore the world of salmon. We have done a lot of new activities and have had fun learning salmon science through art, games, and hands-on activities. As we move forward, older grades will be exploring the human impact on salmon environments and strategies for helping the salmon on their incredible journey.


We have a 5th grade class that has a 5 person group each week- a “salmon posse” that oversees the salmon tank maintenance.  They have done a great job in keeping the salmon healthy and alive- in fact we have had ZERO salmon casualties (for the first time ever).


Our salmon wall is super awesome too in the kindergarten hallway. Check it out before the salmon get released.


The incredible journey salmon games we did were so great! Many students took them home and played them with their families. The K-2 students played a simpler version of the game that they had a hand in creating from start to finish.

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