Japanese Visitors to Grade 2

Japanese Visitors to Grade 2

In the LivingLAB this week: Grade 2 hosted visitors from Edible Schoolyards Japan (http://www.edibleschoolyard-japan.org/) who stepped right in to help finish sheet munching in the wetland garden. The students learned that in Japanese, the word for “wheelbarrow” is a...
A Snowy Nature Walk for Grade 1

A Snowy Nature Walk for Grade 1

LivingLAB Co-director, Kelly Hogan shared this vignette of a February morning in Grade 1: “It was exciting to have a little bit of snow greeting us this morning for our first day back from break! Grade 1 started the week with a snowy nature walk to the river....
December in LivingLAB

December in LivingLAB

The LivingLAB is a place-based program that creates a foundation for academic learning by developing a relationship with and understanding of the place where we live. Toward this end, students frequently visit the Willamette River (just a few blocks from school)...

What’s New in Living Lab

Every Wednesday morning, when the moon is waning (becoming less visible in the sky), the 8th grade spends the first 10 minutes of the day tending to their class garden. This allows the students to connect with the moon cycle through their work on the land. When the...
Living Lab Autumn Updates

Living Lab Autumn Updates

Autumn is a busy time for LivingLAB! Here’s some  of things that have been happening in LivingLAB this past week: Grade 5 did a plant dye project with Hopi Black Dye sunflower seeds. Grade 6 fired clay pots as part of a geology lesson on soil types. While the...