Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Honey Tasting

We could still use 1 volunteer on Thursday, April 19 from 12:00 to 1:15 for our Honey Tasting lesson.  Thanks to the 5 people who have already volunteered.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Local Beekeeper Visit

We had an expert visit our crew today.  Local beekeeper, Dave Lefgren shared his expertise and passion for bees with students.  We examined honeycomb and honey still on the frame.  We saw the tools beekeepers use as they check on their bees.  Students learned that honey is not the only thing bees make.  Honeybees also make beeswax and propolis.

One of our guiding questions on this learning expedition is:  How to bees and humans impact each other?  Today we got a great picture into the many ways honeybees help humans.

Ask your student about how much honey needs to be consumed to make 1 pound of beeswax. See if they can remember what propolis is or how bees use propolis.

One of our spelling words is trophallaxis.  It's a great word.  See if your student remembers what "process" it describes.


Thanks, Mr. Lefgren!  We loved your visit and that you love bees as much as we do!






Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Friendship/Valentine's Day

Tomorrow is Friendship Day, aka Valentine's Day to the rest of the world.  Our crew will celebrate by passing out homemade Valentine's that include 1 or 2 kind sentences to each other.  

Students took home lists of their classmates name at the beginning of the month.  Most of my extra copies have also been taken home.  We have been discussing this in class every day for the past two weeks.  I am so excited to watch the magic happen they read kind words to written by another classmate.  This has been a very positive crew building experience in the past.  

Please no "food" treats. Other non-food treats are fine.  Students are asking about making Valentine's boxes.  That is GREAT, but we are not making them in class, so they'll have to make them at home.

If you have questions your child can't answer, email me, and I'll be happy to answer them for you!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Thank  you so much for coming to our Celebration on Learning on Thursday.  It was a great evening filled with energy and excitement.  I love watching the students share their learning with you and participate in Trading Post.  They all worked so hard on their trading cards and seeing students leave with a handful of cards was very rewarding.  

Thanks again for celebrating with us!










A very special thanks to our mountain man who braved the cold wind to share stories by our amazing fireplace in the west pavilion.


Honey Tasting

We could still use 1 volunteer on Thursday, April 19 from 12:00 to 1:15 for our Honey Tasting lesson.  Thanks to the 5 people who have alre...