In The Newsnews archives
Taking full advantage of learning opportunities this summer, twelve SCDS students, poised to enter grades 4 and 6, raced man-made boats in Green Lake's Lucerne Seafair Milk Carton Derby on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Combining critical thinking skills with their new nautical knowledge, the group worked together to calculate the weight of milk cartons, plywood, themselves, and the percentage of buoyancy. The result? Three sturdy boats that caught the attention of local news outlet KING 5.
Brenda Ajbour's grade six Humanities students had an opportunity to present their research findings in a unique way this Spring. In a fusion of language arts, history, art, library class, and a bit of technology, sixth graders worked in pairs to tackle the topics of immigration to the USA and migration within the USA.
Problem-solving and skill-building extends well beyond the 'school house' for many Seattle Country Day School (SCDS) students. In particular, those who participated in Destination Imagination (DI) activities this year have honed their ability to work in teams to solve open-ended service learning and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) Challenges.