Bubbling over!

This Sunday Ellie Sayre demonstrated lots of different pH concentrations using items found in our kitchens and the kids ultimately got to make erupting solutions. Who doesn’t love a volcano?

Mixing ingredients

Mixing ingredients

One more ingredient

One more ingredient

Ready... set... bubble over!

Ready…        set…        bubble over!

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Manney Homestead Tour

We toured the homestead of Tom and Monta Manney. While there we checked on the observation beehive (and tasted the hive’s honey), visited with chickens, saw some amazing orchids in the green house, viewed the solar tracker, looked at rocks, and enjoyed strolling around the property. Thank you, Tom and Monta, for hosting us.

Checking the bees

Checking the bees

On the trail

On the trail

More trail

More trail

Smile!

Smile!

 

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International Year of Light

Kristan and Brian introduced us to The International Year of Light. Awesome!!! Everyone got to make their own little light. We saw rainbows and the polarization of light waves. It was a fantastic hands-on day for all. We also watched a video about helping the world with solar lights: http://sunnymoney.org/media/videos/  (“The solution already exists”)

Brian demonstrates the batteries and diodes.

Brian demonstrates the batteries and diodes.

Lily and Clara are helpers.

Lily and Clara are helpers.

Piper and Lian work hard.

Piper and Lian work hard.

Colton has success!

Colton has success!

Skadi has success!

Skadi has success!

Kristan and students looking at the colors of light.

Kristan and students looking at the colors of light.

 

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Istanbul, Turkey

Lily took us to Istanbul today. The only city in the world that sits on two different continents. We saw mosques, the Bosphorus Strait, and tasted goat cheese. At a traditional Turkish wedding the couple receives lots of gold coins but Lily flipped the tradition and brought us gold coins instead! (Okay, gold coins filled with chocolate, but they were still gold!)

Finding Istanbul on the globe.

Finding Istanbul on the globe.

Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Strait

The Blue Mosque.

The Blue Mosque.

Hagia Sophia started as a church, became mosque, and is now a museum.

Hagia Sophia started as a church, became mosque, and is now a museum.

Covering up to enter a mosque.

Covering up to enter a mosque.

Handing out gold coins.

Handing out gold coins.

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Australia

G’day Mates!

Brice and Shirley Hobrock took everyone to Australia today.  Students were introduced to kangaroos, koalas, and an Aborigine friend. They got to sample the local cuisine as well: vegemite plus crocodile and kangaroo meat (or maybe it was beef jerky and chicken jerky – wink).

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Sea Slugs

And we’re off. Our World Travelers packed their suitcases with a variety of essentials (they created a very thorough list) including: video games, a book, passport, clothes, snacks, sunscreen, floppy hat, and more.

The teen group broke away early and had a great discussion about upcoming service projects that they’ll be leading. The rest of us headed over the Pacific Ocean with our eyes on Australia but stopped for a discussion on sea slugs, and then everyone designed their own sea slugs.

admiring

Admiring their work.

inspired

Inspired by Jaques Cousteau.

crafters

A family of crafters.

sampling

A sampling of sea slugs.

maps

Adding a sticker to our maps.

working

Enjoying the work.

 

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Bon Voyage

We started our summer program in true summer style – with a campfire and s’mores! Everyone enjoyed building the fire (despite the very wet wood) and roasting marshmallows.

Building the fire

Building the fire

Roasting marshmallows

Roasting marshmallows

 

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The Duke who Outlawed Jellybeans

What a spectacular performance! Many thanks to everyone for participating!

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roselea   duke
 

maeve

kaia
jocelyn destinie
forest mollynick
singing
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Fall Family Fun

Fall Family Fun at the Lazy T Ranch brought 25 of us together for a variety of activities…

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William and Rylee enjoy a ride in a surrey with the fringe on top.

William and Rylee enjoy a ride in a surrey with the fringe on top.

Kaia cues up the catapult,

Kaia cues up the catapult,

The train! The train!

The train! The train!

Landon and Jocelyn pump water to race the ducks.

Landon and Jocelyn pump water to race the ducks.

Part of our group gets ready for a hay rack ride.

Part of our group gets ready for a hay rack ride.

William

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Fall classes begin

Fall classes have begun! This year we’re focusing on the theme, “Our UU Identity”. Each class uses a variety of resources. For details, check in with your student’s teacher. Remember: every student needs to be registered. Find registration forms at the fellowship or here: UUFMStudentRegistration 2014-15

After our second class, we all enjoyed honey and honey comb from the UU bee hive. Isn’t it beautiful…

 2014-09-14_14-01-14_602 Many thanks toTom and Monta Manney

for all the time, money, and effort

they put into the beehive project.

As we continue to study our UU identity throughout the year, here’s a little something to help you remember our 7 principals…  Click on any image to enlarge.

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