Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chamber Choir Scores Big


We had the best time going to Choir competition this year at Marysville/Pilchuck. The Women's Choir and Chamber Choir made some beautiful music and were well-rewarded. The adjudicator told them to be grateful for the amazing group they had.
Their scores were perfect from all four judges.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Helping Hands

The Dark Lord Chuckles, the Silly Kitty is helping me today. I think it's just nice to have a friend nearby.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pike Place Market Tour


We had a great field trip with the fourth graders to Seattle. Our first stop was the Underground Tour, which is a fascinating look at early Seattle. Since the city was founded by folks from Illinois and Iowa, they didn't take into account the tides coming in twice a day. So after the fire of 1898, the whole town was rebuilt 12' higher. There are remains of the buildings and sidewalks still at the original height. The following pictures show glass (the manganese turned purple) that let filtered light into the sidewalks below. This is the same glass grate, from above, and underneath.

Then we hit Pike Place and found the gum wall! The theater originally disallowed gum from being chewed in the house, so people began placing it on the wall outside. This is actually cleaned once a year!