Pike Place & Eighth Generation Store Field Trip

Last week we took a trip to Louie Gong’s store, Eighth Generation, the first and only Native owned shop in Pike Place Market AND in Washington State! Louie is the creator of the Mockups shoes, the project students recently finished for the Identity Unit in SJCU. We were able to get a tour of his shop and hear Louie’s story as a multiracial Native artist and activist. Students shared their shoes and the shoes are currently on display this week in his shop! If you have a chance to visit his store this week, please do!

The students also had the opportunity to interview vendors in Pike Place Market about where their products come from for their Global Sustainability Project in Spanish.

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Warm Beach Update and Pictures

Hitting the high ropes course at camp! This activity has the theme “challenge by choice,” and everyone has the opportunity to take on whatever is challenging to each person. For some, that is putting on the harness. For others, it’s doing the entire high ropes course 30 feet up and finishing with a free fall swing. The main goals are that students are communicating, asking for what they need and supporting one another. It’s amazing to see folks step into the courage zone! They are asked to take something they are proud of from the course into their 8th grade year.

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Design Wars

8th Grade Orientation and Week 1: Design Wars Challenge

On Wednesday, students shared their designs to transport the 8th grade teachers’ “Precious Cargo” around Green Lake. A perfect way to start the year, this engineering challenge combined community building, collaboration, and creativity. Students pitched their designs, complete with modeled prototypes, jingles, and “twitter length” descriptions. For teachers, it was very fun to share a little about ourselves and see the quirky contraptions they came up with to accommodate our “precious cargo”, including pets, partners, kids, african violets, and Yoda. Check out these pictures from the project!

Here’s a link to the Design Wars assignment overview. 


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