Friday, December 14, 2018

Snowflake Breakfast


All the pancakes and bacon you can eat....
eating with friends is the best! 

Santa showed up.
Then there was the sing-a-long.
We finished it all up with the reindeer hokey pokey.

One of our favorite events at Seabury is the Snowflake breakfast. We celebrate being together as a school community.  There are lots of parent volunteers flipping pancakes and serving breakfast to our lower school students.  After breakfast, we gather together for a winter holiday sing-a-long.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Snowflakes and Picasso

It's been a crazy busy week in the Ladybugs,
Coach Nicole brought out the giant parachute,
we made snowflakes for the the Snowflake Breakfast
with our mentors, (who knew snowflakes involved
so much paint and water?)

participated in First Friday activities with the middle
schoolers,
and learned about Picasso with some of the
middle school kids.
We even attempted our own Picasso style abstract art.

It's been a fun week!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Visiting Tacoma's Main LIbrary

We visited the main branch of the Tacoma Public Library today.
They are currently hosting an exhibit on Maurice Sendak.
The librarian read a variety of monster books to us,
and they were wonderful! (and not even scary!)
Then the kids had the opportunity to find books to read from the stacks.

Fun times at the library today!  We checked out the books and illustrations by Maurice Sendak.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

You know when the handprint turkeys come out, it must be
Thanksgiving!





Chocolate dipped pretzels-our contribution to the school
feast.


Thanksgiving is a special time with our Ladybugs.  We have been talking about gratitude and thankfulness and how fortunate we are at Seabury.  We celebrate with turkeys and feasts and remember the rest of our community with clothing and food drives.  Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Mentors









Why do we have mentors at Seabury?  Is it just a time filler?  A resounding "No"!  Mentoring develops sense of community between our older students and our youngest students.  The younger kids make friends with the big kids (with a little hero worship thrown in) and the big kids act as role models for the little kids.  Having the big kids around allows us to work on projects that require one on one attention and on concepts that might be a little tricky for the youngest kids on their own.  Are we just playing?  No, today we worked on math strategies.  Some days it is number recognition and number sense, addition concepts, ramps and angles, mazes, engineering projects and some days it's an art project.  Mentoring is about relationships and developing a positive mind set in our youngest students.  They learn, yes, they can tackle a difficult project and with a little help from the big kids, they can be successful and ready to try something else new.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Gathering









The Ladybug and Bumblebee classes led gathering today.  They led the flag salute, performed 2 songs, led the Brain Break and gave a presentation on pumpkins.  They did an amazing job!

Snowflake Breakfast

All the pancakes and bacon you can eat.... eating with friends is the best!  Santa showed up. Then there was the sing-...