Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jennifer and I visit Popeye!

    Popeye jumped up and scared us so we entertained her for awhile (or rather, she entertained us!) We were convinced that she came for a visit because Jennifer was wearing her seal shirt. 🙂

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Entrevistas de atletas

  Spanish 3 presenting their athlete interviews.

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First Bilingual Storytime at the Library

Please let me know if you are interested in reading to younger learners this upcoming month! The theme is animals and we will be meeting Tuesday, November 5th from 6:30-7:30 at the SJ library. Here are photos from our color-themed storytime in October: BiStories

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North Cascades Pass – Los ositos

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Día de independencia de México – el 16 de septiembre, 2013

We dressed up like Padre Hidalgo, Doña Josefa Ortiz, and other revolucionarios. The campus was decorated with collaged Mexican flags to bring awareness of the day.

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North Cascades – Hiking in the Rain Shadow

  Just back from 5 days hiking in the North Cascades where we witnessed the rain shadow effect in, well, full effect. In Biology last week, we’d been discussing this phenomenon and how it leads to sharp differences in vegetation on either side of a mountain range. In our corner of the world, warm, wet air coming off of the Pacific Ocean slams into the wall of granite that makes up the Cascades and then has nowhere to go but up. As the air rises, it cools, causing the water vapor contained within it to condense, forming clouds that eventually release rain or snow. The forests and alpine meadows on … Continue reading

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