Salmon at Carkeek Park!

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Our Pre-K Program got to experience nature and science as they explored local Carkeek Park this past week to see the returning salmon. Teacher Erin took the kids on a walk around the park to learn first hand about the habitat and life cycle of the salmon.

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Continuing the in class learning, we pretended to be raindrops rolling down the hill to join Pipers Creek. We enacted the salmon life cycle and created salmon life cycle bead necklaces. We saw salmon working their way up the creek to spawn. We saw salmon whose lifetime had ended and learned about how they create food and nutrients for plants and animals.

broadvievw co-op preschool carkeek park

broadvievw co-op preschool carkeek park

Our salmon expedition included time on the salmon slide and a story time before heading home. We are looking forward to more adventures at Carkeek Park!

broadvievw co-op preschool carkeek park

broadvievw co-op preschool carkeek park

Our class is grateful to have environmental education so close to home. Thank you to Teacher Erin for developing fantastic experiences!

Spiders! A science exploration with Julie Tubbs Luthy at Carkeek Park

Broadview Co-Op offers many great things for children ages 1 to 5 years (not even mentioning the parent support, education, and social networking.) We offer a community but also experiential play based education, excellent child and parent support, age appropriate curriculum, outdoor gross motor activities as well as intricate activities to activate the imagination.

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This fall Teacher Erin gave the 3-5’s class an adventure in natural science with a walking tour of Seattle’s Carkeek Park led by naturalist Julie Tubbs Luthy.

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Julie has spent over 25 years educating children of all ages about the natural world, holding a Master’s Degree in Environmental and Science Education. Her enthusiasm for nature is contagious as you can see from the photos of our class, the children (and grownups) adored learning with Julie.

Julie Tubbs Luthy naturalist broadview coop seattle

Julie was amazing at keeping the spider information both technical and age appropriate, while also keeping these little people engaged and active. It was a fun day, and we all became spider experts by the end of class.

Julie Tubbs Luthy naturalist broadview coop seattle

Julie Tubbs Luthy naturalist broadview coop seattle

The parents and families really make our cooperative preschool special, and when our teachers bring in experts in their field, we have nothing but fun together. Play based learning is exactly what you will find in our school.

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Thank you again naturalist Julie and Teacher Erin for being such great leaders!

Julie Tubbs Luthy naturalist broadview coop seattle

 

Broadview 3-5’s class last days of the year

The 3-5’s Broadview Co-Op Preschool class had a wonderful year! We thoroughly enjoyed our Teacher Ricci, our Parent Educator Jean, and our wonderful community of families. Life long memories and friendships were built, and here are a few photos to share.

The class explored Carkeek Park, the beach waterfront near low tide. It was a pretty awesome hands on adventure, giving children the chance to learn through all their senses. We are so lucky to be able to take advantage of nearby wild life. The rocks provided new and exciting experiences for both kids and adults alike.

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The very last day, a few of our students collaborated to build a very detailed Zoo. They worked together and really enjoyed the experience of creation and working as a team. They included a pond for the hippos, a desert for the camels, and a nap area for the giraffes too, incase they were sleepy. It was truly inspiring to watch them group animal families together, and provide for the animals specific needs. It was a wonderful way to end our truly awesome year at Broadview Co-Op!

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You can always see more on our facebook page. If you have any interest in joining our co-op for next year, we have many openings in the Toddler and Pre-3s programs! Don’t hesitate to contact our parent coordinators Liz (Toddlers 1-2 years) echighizola81@gmail.com or Eileen (Pre3s 2-3 years) eileenkleinfeldman@gmail.com.