From the Weather Station

From the Weather Station

In their meteorology block, 8th graders are learning about the citizen science portion of weather reporting. The National Weather Service relies on people trained as weather spotters to provide vital information which informs meteorologists in their decision-making...

Recycling, Dipping Candles for Spiral of Lights

Recycling You may have noticed that non-curbside plastics are no longer being accepted at some of the usual locations (such as New Seasons and Far West Fibers). This is because China has stopped importing US plastics due to an unreasonable amount of contamination...

Grade 2 Salve, Spring Progress

Grade 2 made healing salve and lip balm with calendula flowers that they harvested from the flower garden, dried, and infused in olive oil for four weeks. After a visit to the beehive to see where wax comes from, we combined the calendula oil with beeswax and a little...
Wildlife Grammar, Spring Demolition

Wildlife Grammar, Spring Demolition

7th Grade Grammar Mrs. Berg (Grade 7) created a grammar lesson using the photos from the wildlife camera on Mt. Hood that they visited last year. The students created speech bubbles for each photograph, and wrote a paragraph using the quotes they created for each...
Waste Not! Audit, Education, and Harvest Fest

Waste Not! Audit, Education, and Harvest Fest

The results of the Waste Audit are in! In summary: The amount of recycling (which is waste) dropped almost in half since our last audit!! This is wonderful, however, 11% of the items in the recycle bins were non-recyclable items, which we still need to improve. We are...
First Grade Walks, Harvest Fest Request

First Grade Walks, Harvest Fest Request

Each Monday, first grade takes a nature walk around campus. The first week of school, as an introduction to writing, we looked for straight and curved lines in the nature around the school. This week they planted saffron crocuses, which will provide both flavor and...