September 5, 2018: Welcome back, indeed!

The Welcome Back Picnic at Lincoln Park truly felt celebratory! With such a huge showing of friendly Tilden community faces—old and new—along with delicious potluck fare to share, the atmosphere was, well, typically Tilden: warm and inclusive, with a strong sense of community. Thank you, Tilden families!

 

June 15, 2018: The Fabulous 5s Graduate

Graduation, followed by a family and guest reception, followed by a class celebration on Alki—an eventful day, indeed. The 5s have officially launched, and we’ll miss them. Best wishes, 5s, and please visit!

June 6, 2018: 10, 9, 8, …1, LIFTOFF!

Launch day for the fifth-graders was a soaring success. Having built their own rockets and circuitry, they celebrated each successful launch into a cloudless Seattle sky. What a day! Congratulations, 5s!

June 6, 2018: Much Ado About Nothing

Oh, but it truly was something: a spectacular performance by the 5s! Congratulations, fifth-graders, on your hard work, your teamwork, and your accomplishment! What a treat for your Tilden community! We are all so very proud of you! (Shakespeare would have loved it, too.)

May 16, 2018: The Fourth Grade Play was a Hit!

Philadelphia was the place, and 1776 was the date. It was the meeting of the Second Continental Congress, and the Tilden fourth graders lived their parts. The play was the culminating event to celebrate the students’ understanding of how our independence was won.

May 7, 2018: It’s a Parade of Books!

It was a normal Monday in the halls of Tilden, when suddenly a group of walking, talking books paraded through the halls and classrooms! As it turns out, it was the third graders, who were celebrating a book project called Become Your Book. What an exciting day for this group of readers, as well as the rest of the Tilden community.

April 26, 2018: Poem in Your Pocket Day

Recently, the sounds of poetry could be heard drifting through the school as the students and teachers shared the poems they had stashed in their pockets. Every year, the Tilden community joins with the rest of the country to celebrate poetry with Poem in Your Pocket Day.

      

April 18, 2018: Living Computers Museum + Labs

The fourth- and fifth-graders seriously enjoyed their field trip to Seattle’s Living Computers Museum + Labs! Students were fully engaged through hands-on experiences with computer technology from the 1960s to present. From supercomputers to mainframes, artificial intelligence to self-driving cars, robotics to video-game making, there was too much to explore in one visit, and as such, we’re already discussing a return field trip next year. Woohoo!

March, 2018: Frisbee Book Projects

How far will a book project fly? The fourth graders answered the question as they tested the flight-worthiness of their Frisbee book projects. Character descriptions, plot summaries, and the rest of the parts of a good book project were seen swirling and gliding across the playground!

March, 2018; Writing Reports

Recently, the fourth graders practiced using their research skills as they wrote reports about animals.
The project was far reaching, sending tendrils into prose, poetry, and art.