Social emotional learning is important at the Bridge School. Every Tuesday morning we meet as an entire school community to talk about how to grow in this way. Last week we talked about what it means to be kind to one another and every student contributed a phrase for a “list” poem called “Kindness is…”
The Chinook kids made “robotic fingers” as a part of their Science Mystery “Why Do Biceps Bulge?” They learned how our muscles, tendons, and bones work together to move joints!
Our outdoor education program is now in full swing! The Coho students and teachers enjoy the beauty of Seahurst Park while exploring and interacting with the natural environment.
Our “Jungle Jumble” Friday Enrichment class has gotten off to a great start! We’ve made snakes, tigers, tiger cubs, bouncy serpents as well as leaf-rubbing jungle scenes. Our study of rainforests this session will include jungle themed story time, songs, arts and crafts, and games!
The school year has started and the Kokanee class Wilderness Explorations is off to a great start! New and returning students begin the year together by exploring the beach and forest. It will be a year of deepening each student’s understanding of how to care for nature as they learn what it means to be a “Naturalist.”
Our Ravens class students, parents, and teacher hiked into the Olympic National Forest for a two night backpacking trip! This trip was inspired by class studies of Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, a young adult story of surviving in the wilderness and Newberry Honor title. We hiked to an old plane crash site and had incredible experience exploring and being in the wild woods together.
Annual beach week for the Coho class was so much fun! We explored water, land, shadows, and designed our own beach treasure bags. Building boats and creating a class mandala out of natural materials gave students an opportunity to be resourceful and creative!
The Kokanee class is enjoying spring at Seahurst! The nice weather allows us to bring the classroom outside, where there are many opportunities to learn while hiking, writing in journals, drawing and identifying flora and fauna.
The Raven class just completed our spring session, taking home a handful of wildcrafting and creative experiences. We brought the outdoors in to create water, vinegar and oil infusions, decoctions, hydrosols and a bit of crafting with clay to make tea cups and a recipe book. And of course the joy of experimenting to create some of their own recipes.
Cedar play school kids had fun experimenting with mixing oils and color together! They enjoyed watching the colors shoot out of pipettes and blowing on the bubbles to see what happens.