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

Presidents Message

  •   A Note from the President’s Desk . . . Our 2019 Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is almost sold out. This is very encouraging as last years show had 45 booths and this years show has 65 booths. Thank you Mark for taking on Show Chair again this year. It’s a huge job and you do an outstanding job! I have had a couple of members ask me why the 1 carat sapphire was given to a Young Tumblers and not an adult at our April Rock Bingo meeting. This stone was donated to the club with the specific

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  • TOPIC: A speaker from “Better Than Diamond” regarding lab grown gems. Come and learn all about lab grown gems. Our speaker is from right here in the Seattle area. It should be a very interesting meeting! Show ‘n Tell: Bring your favorite faceted gems or finds from the recent CMS field trip to First Creek.

  • Our regular Board Meeting is at 7 pm. Wendy’s Restaurant located at 505 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030 We are now holding regular Show Committee meetings before the Board meeting at 6:30 pm. You do not need to be a Board Member or on a Show Committee in order to attend. You are always welcome to join us if you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes with our club or show.

  • The Young Tumblers (youth members) have their own door prize drawing at each meeting. We encourage our Young Tumblers to participate in Show ‘n Tell each month. We also have a section of our monthly newsletter for them only to earn Rock Bucks. Rock Bucks can be spent on the monthly raffle or the club auctions we have throughout the year. The website and newsletter now has your own section. Be sure to look at to see what’s new this month and any announcements.

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