Monday, February 4, 2019

School on Saturday? Yes, Because SEABURY ROCKS!

Does your child learn something NEW in school every day?
That is the question we often ask at Seabury School.

On February 2, the Seabury teachers hosted an action-packed 
Super Saturday morning  for kids from all over the community. 
They got a good feel for what it's like to be a Seabury Student!

Before we even started, the kids had their noses in rock, gem, and mineral books. 

Many of the kids already had a passion for rocks. 

We started the day with a rock sort.

Groups sorted rocks according 
to color, size, "veins", texture, type, etc. 
Each group had a different way of sorting 
and discovered that there are a lot of different rocks!

One group even made a mountain of rocks. 

They asked a lot of good questions.

We then had an inquiry based rock investigation. 
"How can you know what type of rock this is?"

Is it magnetic?

Does it float?

Can you scratch it with a knife? 
(using the Mohs Hardness Scale)

Does it have crystals?
What shape are the crystals?

Sometimes the process of elimination works. 

Checking out the scratch test and thinking!

Gathering together to share ideas.

Each student went home with a geode, a baggie of interesting rocks, and a further knowledge and passion for rocks. 

A solid rock time was had by all. 


Be sure to check out our 
Summer at Seabury
and Seabury Squared activities
at our website,

Plus come to our free gifted education seminar:

Annual Seabury Gifted Education Seminar

February 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Renowned expert on giftedness, Linda Kreger Silverman, PhD, will speak at the Annual Seabury Gifted Education Seminar on "The Unique Inner Lives of Gifted Children." 
"Intricate thought processes and complex emotions are held in delicate balance in the gifted individual. Idealism, self-doubt, perceptiveness, excruciating sensitivity, moral imperatives, desperate needs for understanding, acceptance, love – all impinge simultaneously. Gifted children develop more asynchronously than others, and often feel unable to relate to age-mates. When they are forced into a mold that doesn’t fit, they begin to experience their differences as deficits. All who interact with them must understand their unique characteristics.  Then they can learn to appreciate themselves and develop their own unique paths. We will explore the emotional needs and social realities of gifted children and discuss ways to nurture their full development."                     – Linda Silverman
Dr. Silverman founded and directs the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, and its subsidiaries, Gifted Development Center (GDC) and Visual-Spatial Resource in Denver. For nine years, she served on the faculty of the University of Denver in counseling psychology and gifted education. She has been studying the psychology and education of the gifted since 1961 and has written more than 300 articles, chapters and books. The time of her talk will be 7 p.m. at the University of Washington Tacoma, Carwein Auditorium. FREE!

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