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Writing and Goats

What on earth does writing have to do with goats? Well today we found out. Word on the street was that there were a herd of goats next to the Elk’s Building. We took advantage of such knowledge and walked … Continue reading

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NYC- Final Days

“And suddenly it came to him. That Strawberry Fields garden he’d come from, and the Freedom Tower he’d been thinking of: taken together, didn’t they contain the two words that said it all about this city, the two words that … Continue reading

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Model United Nations

The kids did great at their very first day of Model UN. They came out of committee sessions excited that they had made alliances, gained signatories and started drafting resolutions with their fellow delegates. Here’s just a quick glimpse of … Continue reading

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NYC Day 3

Today we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, walked through Central Park, and made it to the opening ceremonies of the Model UN.

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NYC Day 2

Ok, here’s the list of our day: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park, Federal Courthouse (where George Washington was inaugurated), 9/11 Memorial, Trinity Church, Grand Central Station, NY Library, great Jewish Deli, and the Broadway Show Pippen. Not one … Continue reading

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NYC Day 1

We’ve taken NYC by storm (and a few snowflakes). Not much time to write, but enjoy the pics from today!

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Black Violin

We were able to catch this genre busting blend of classical and hip-hop at the Pantages yesterday. They want the kids to remember 3 rules: 1. Black Violin rocks. 2. Take what you love and push it to new limits … Continue reading

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World Vision

Today we welcomed Kari Costanza from World Vision who talked to our students about her experiences in Kenya. She’s made several films highlighting various issues which bring a sense of humanity and understanding to the issues. She also answered several … Continue reading

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Electronic Waste Art

“Technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.” – Steve Jobs Today students worked with artist Gabriel Brown on an art project involving electronic … Continue reading

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Poetry Visual Displays

Assignment: Can you make a poem come to life? Check out some of the interpretations that students created.

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We’re Eating What!?

In our preparation for Model UN we learned that a large portion of the population in Kenya eat a food called “CSB” which is a corn and soybean paste. One student looked up the recipe on YouTube, made the paste … Continue reading

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Moment of Loudness

Doing our civic duty. Participating in the 12/12 Moment of Loudness as mandated by Governor Inslee. Sea Hawks!

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Congrats Seahawks!

We look a walk in the sun today to burn off some of that excitement from an amazing Seahawks victory. Seabury Middle School #12!

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Initiative!

In their research for their Model United Nations Topic: Access to Education for Persons With Disabilities, these young ladies contacted an organization in Israel that deals specifically with this topic. Today they received a care package all the way from … Continue reading

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Three words you don’t usually hear together: Israel, pirates and Spider-Man

It’s been quite a start to 2014 here at Seabury Middle School. We’ve had visits from Hen Mazzig and Molly Schoppert (who just happens to be A.K.M’s cousin) from Stand With Us, an Israeli organization that supports Israel around the … Continue reading

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Winter Showcase and Drum Circle

The Seabury Winter Showcase was a huge hit. We were proud of the students who shared their projects on astronomy, debate, technology and world religions. They were excellent representatives to showcase the amazing work they all do here. Filling the … Continue reading

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Turkeys!

A huge thank you to all the generous families that contributed to the Allen AME Church’s Turkey Drive!  We were able to help 33 families have a turkey dinner this Thanksgiving.  Students received a standing ovation when they entered the … Continue reading

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Allen AME Church and Food Drive

Yesterday we had our last visit to a place of worship and were able to visit the Allen AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church in Tacoma. This church’s roots go back over 300 years to Philadelphia, where Richard Allen, a former … Continue reading

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Sikh Gurdwara of Seattle

We were fortunate to be able to visit the Sikh Gurdwara today. Students were welcomed with gracious hospitality. We were able to hear the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book, being chanted aloud. It is currently being read aloud … Continue reading

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South Korean Educators Visit Seabury

Educators from Korea Poly School in Seoul visited our school this week. They are learning more about gifted education, inquiry, and project based learning. The students shared several projects they are working on and cordially answered their questions. It’s an … Continue reading

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Hindu Cultural Center

We visited the Hindu Cultural Center in Bothell last week. Students were able to learn more about Hinduism through direct experience. They were able to ask questions, see a Hindu prayer, and share a delicious meal. It was an amazing … Continue reading

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Parallax Experiments

Students have been working on Science experiments for the past couple weeks. First we became familiar with the concept of parallax. If you’re not familiar with parallax, close one eye and hold up your thumb in front of an object, … Continue reading

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Halloween

Black holes, monsters, lederhosen, clowns, ghosts, punks, creepy masks,  corn maze, parades, parties, whew.

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St. Patrick’s Church

Rounding out our study of Christianity, we visited St. Patrick’s Church in North Tacoma. Built in 1906 in a Gothic Revival style, this beautiful building held a plethora of symbols of Catholicism. We were lucky to have a 7th grade … Continue reading

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Wear Pink!

Some of our students came up with the suggestion that we all wear pink today. Why? To teach other students about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink abounded. They are concerned that one in eight women will be diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Drums!

We are drumming! What a great time we had leaning about rhythms and getting to explore making sound with different drums and percussion instruments. Thanks to professional percussionist, John Hargis for leading this 6 week session. The kids are fired … Continue reading

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Urban Grace Church

Today students got a chance to visit Urban Grace Church and meet with Pastor Elizabeth Archer-Klein. She talked to them about the history of the church, from its Baptist origins to its current ecumenical congregation. We then toured the building … Continue reading

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WAETAG

Seabury teachers were able to advance their training in gifted education at the annual WAETAG (Washington Association for the Education of the Talented and Gifted) this weekend. We spotted some familiar faces selling their wares to raise money for our … Continue reading

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Engineering and Designing Bridges with Innovate Studios

Students had a chance to work on engineering and design principals with the folks from Innovate studios. Using just balsa wood and glue they have to build a bridge that can withstand the most weight. Students have to go through … Continue reading

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Understanding Islam

In our study of world religions, we have been fortunate to visit the Islamic Center of Tacoma and have guest speakers Bilal and Shamaela Khan. Students had the opportunity to learn the basic tenants of the faith, ask questions and … Continue reading

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