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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Love Your Library Month at EES

 February is “Love Your Library” month at Edmunds! To celebrate, we are holding a reading race with our theme this year being “Ancient Egypt”. During the month, students will be reading and keeping track of the number of hours they have read outside of school to help their class’ cat travel the pyramids.

        Every morning there are quiz questions about Ancient Egypt that students can answer to earn more hours for their class. At the end of the month, the classes with the most hours spent reading will win a class celebration for their efforts! (pictured: Library Bulletin board used to track class hours. Created by Susan Shepherd, Library Assistant.)

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Congratulations to Betsy Nolan, Winner of UVM's 2019 Outstanding Teacher Award!

Congratulations to our EES Music teacher, Betsy Nolan for receiving the 2019 Outstanding Teacher Award from UVM for Burlington School District. She was acknowledged for her work as a teacher, a colleague, and as one who insures that every child has the opportunity to participate in music in whatever form they can, from singing, to playing instruments, writing, and performing music.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Scottish Fish Performance

Scottish Fish, a fiddle group comprised of five Boston based teens, performed for students at EES on Friday afternoon. Their set of traditional Scottish tunes included fiddle, piano, and cello, and was enjoyed by all!

If your student enjoyed the music and you'd like to hear more, the group's new holiday album is available for purchase using this link. It is also available on Spotify .

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Super Readers in Ms. Kilburn's Class

Mrs. Kilburn's kindergarteners practicing their SUPER READING POWERS with reading partners and their super power pointers!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Reading Aloud and Crafting Trees in Kindergarten

Ms. Kaseta's kidnergarten class read Eve Bunting's book Night Tree. 

Students created trees with offerings, like popcorn strings, apples, and oranges, for forest animals.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Sensational Third Grade Still-lifes!

This is an excerpt of the most recent EES Art room post. Read the full blog post and see more artwork from the project by clicking here!

Normally, most people might not associate the words “sensational” and “still-life.” Those people have clearly not seen the work that EES third grade students just completed! This project was, to be sure, ambitious for eight and nine-year-olds. Never one to be deterred by wondering whether children can really do something (Show light source and effect in first grade? Solder circuits in fifth grade? Of course they can!), I set out to teach third graders how to observe, sketch, and refine drafts, while working in traditional and digital media.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Guinean Drumming and Dance Residency

From November 11-22, 2019, Edmunds Elementary hosted a music residency in Guinean drumming, dance and song. We had the privilege of having Sayon Camara and his wife Lev with us for two weeks in music classes culminating in a whole school celebration on Friday, November 22.

Sayon shared stories and music from his life in a small village in Guinea West Africa. The students learned songs, drumming and dances from Guinea and learned about the culture and traditions of rural life in Guinea.

 We are grateful to the Vermont Arts Council for it's Artists in the Schools grant and to a private donor who allowed us to bring this amazing experience to our students!