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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Introducing Glass Artist in Residence Alexandra Turner

 
Artwork in glass by artist Alexandra Turner

 EES is thrilled to announce to families that today Vermont Arts Council approved a $2500 Artist In Schools grant for students in grades 3-5 to work with the local artist Alexandra Turner (alexandraturnerart.wordpress.com). She will be working with students during art class on Tuesdays-Fridays for five weeks. Students will be exploring the structures of native plants, minerals, and how fossils form over time. They will be immersed in geology, scientific drawing, outdoor plant collection, and will culminate with working with glass to create their own artwork on native plants fused into glass.

If you would like to help support this residency, flat, clear glass (old windowpanes, for example) is needed and appreciated. If possible, please be certain that the glass in not in a wood casing that could contain leaded paint. All glass panels can dropped off to the art room at any time over the next two weeks. Thank you!


  

Friday, August 31, 2018

Welcome Back EES!

It was wonderful to see so many families at our Ice Cream Social the day before school began. Thanks to our awesome music teacher, Betsy Nolan, our 5th graders led us yesterday in our school song in assembly, with instrumentation, on the second day of school!  Enjoy a wonderful new year, and welcome back!


Saturday, June 16, 2018

FREE Summer Tennis At Roosevelt Park!

Free Summer Tennis at Roosevelt Park!
With BSD Tennis Pro Jake
Ages 6-12
Starting Monday, June 18
Mondays and Wednesdays 
8-9:30am 
ALL kids receive a FREE tennis racquet!

For more information call Jake at 802-503-7597

Monday, June 11, 2018

Bio-Bodies in Fourth Grade

Ms. Flynn’s 4th grade class has spent the year learning about Colonial America. We explored British settlements and the 13 original colonies.


We delved into events that led to the Revolutionary War from Loyalist and Patriot viewpoints. Finally, we researched important people in this time period.



Students created these delightful “Bio-Bodies” to share their new knowledge.



A few names include: Deborah Sampson, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Molly Pitcher, Benedict Arnold, Marquis de Lafayette, and Betsy Ross. They are ‘hanging’ out in our classroom!




Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fourth Grade Math Models

Fourth grade math students showed off different models for solving problems involving fractions. Students took a gallery walk to look at kids' models in order to both critique other students' work and to use other students' strategies in their own work. Mistakes are celebrated as areas of growth and learning.



Monday, May 21, 2018

EES Spelling Team Champions!

 The Edmunds Spelling Team is once again the Burlington Spelling Bee Champions! Members of the 2018 team are: Finley, Dylan, Elizabeth, Gretchen, Sophie, and Meg.


The students met twice a week for three months to practice their spelling and to bond as a team. Teams from all six city schools, along with many friends, family members and other supporters were present at the bee as it was held recently at the Miller Center.


The team and coaches celebrate a great winning effort! 


The team was treated to Ben & Jerry’s as a sweet reward for a spectacular effort and win! 


Congratulations!

EES Plastic Bottle Collection Underway

The Art room is collecting clear plastic bottles for a coming collaborative sculpture! We are grateful for the ones that have already been sent in to school. We are over half way to the goal of 300, with 170+ bottles already here. Clean, clear plastic bottles of all sizes are welcome- seltzer bottles, water bottles, and soda bottles are perfect. Collection areas are in the lobby and outside the art room. Thank you!