Honeydew Elementary School

Honeydew Elementary School 2014 by Bob Pattie

There were about 80 third graders from all 4 classes.  As usual they were very interested with the Materials, the hands on participation and of course the free rocks that they got to take home.  They really liked to learn that rocks could float, and that some rocks have crystals in them.  They also were amazed that Talc Powder comes from rocks.  The students want to thank the club members for donating the polished rocks. We have received several notes from the students telling us they have started their own rock collection.

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Honeydew Elementary School 2013 by Bob Pattie

Bob and Jackie Pattie and Bill Cook visited the Third Grade classes on April 23, 2013 to make a presentation on the Geology of Washington State. This was the first year for Honeydew Elementary School in Renton, although it was the fifth year for this teacher (Mrs. Greer), she transferred to Honeydew School from Cascade Elementary School in Renton. He has three classes divided into for two presentations. We had about 100 students in the two sessions. After the presentation the students asked many question and then were able to touch each of the rocks and ask specific questions about the various samples. We ended the session by allowing each student to select a piece of Petrified Wood to take home. The following pictures are from this year’s trip to Honeydew Elementary School.

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Updated: April 23, 2016 — 8:36 pm

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  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . . . . I guess the biggest news since last May’s news bulletin is our Board voted to cancel our Gem Show in September. The Board has already reserved the dates for our show next year, September 17-19, 2021. By then we should all know the changes that will be required to put on a public event. A gem show is unique as a good portion of our vendors, visitors and volunteers fall into the high risk range for this virus. We will have to be fully cognizant of

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  • This is going to be our first meeting since February!! I am so looking forward to seeing everyone. We have reserved our regular spot at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley, WA. It’s adjacent to Lake Wilderness Recreation and Beach Area. Setup is at 12 noon and lunch starts at 1 pm. It’s potluck so bring your favorite entree, side dish, rolls, desert or soda pop to share. There will an auction following lunch. Also bring your own silverware and plates. All Young Tumblers attending will get $10 in Rock Bucks to use at the auction. So add these Rock […]

  • Diamond Dan has generously given us permission to post or distribute Mini Miner’s Monthly, a publication for young rock hounds. Please go to the above tab “Young Tumblers” on our website and download your copy. It has a lot of good activities for our Young Tumblers. They will not only learned some interesting rock and mineral facts but also activities to keep them busy.

  • Please remember to renew your membership for 2020 if you have not done so. Even though we currently can not have club meetings we are making every effort to keep our club running smoothly. We are still providing you with our monthly club newsletter. Our field trips are continuing so check out our field trip link for May’s next adventure. On field trips we will require 6 ft distancing and no carpooling other than with your immediate family. Our “Young Tumblers” can continue to work on their badge of choice. All the badges you can earn is under the Young […]

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