Discovering New Life in Winter
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The Pre-elementary students in Ms. Baccellieri's class have been out discovering that new life is springing everywhere if you just know where to look. One place they found it was up in the school's wildlife habitat at the Main Building. The students inspected the bare branches of deciduous trees and lo and behold, buds were getting ready for their springtime burst! New leaves were hiding deep inside the bud scales. The students found terminal buds, auxiliary buds, and their favorite discovery, bud scars. Bud scars show where last year's growth stopped and where this year's growth starts. Go for a winter stroll around your neighborhood and discover these tiny wonders of new life!

Creating Connections: Japanese Exclusion

On a beautiful, sunny fall day, seventh and eighth grade students, along with wonderful parent drivers, headed to Bainbridge Island to learn about the local connections to the Japanese Exclusion. After taking the ferry from Seattle, they started at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, had lunch at the Town and Country Market, then toured the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. The students had the privilege of meeting and talking with two Bainbridge Island residents who had been interned. Lily and Kay were gracious in sharing their stories with us and answering the many questions from the students. In their reflections, many of the students said that they were grateful to be able to hear first-hand accounts, and they will never forget Lily and Kay.

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