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Sunday, December 10, 2017

4 Winds Rocks!

Mrs. FitzPatrick's 3rd and 4th graders were treated to a fantastic 4 Winds lesson where they learned all about different kinds of rocks.


Barbara and Brendan shared rock samples, provided magnifying lenses and notebooks, and put on a little play to teach the class about rocks, how they are formed, and how to observe them closely.


Thanks to our fantastic parent volunteers!



Monday, November 20, 2017

Drawing Abstract Forms in 5th Grade

Fifth grade students have created drawings inspired by two artists, Filipino painter Hernando Ruiz Ocampo (1911-1978) and contemporary American painter Adam Daily. To read more about the lesson and see more student work, click here to visit the art room blog.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Theme and Variation in Music Class


Fifth graders worked in small groups to compose music in the theme and variations form. Listen for the melodic theme and two variations.



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

EES Halloween Parade 2017!

Here are some of the many beautiful, homemade costumes for the EES costume parade! 

                                                      









Here is EES student Grace working on her costume at home!



Have safe and festive celebrations!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Stained Glass-inspired Watercolors

In Art class, third and fourth mixed-grade homerooms looked at the art of Louis Comfort Tiffany, an artist known best for his work in stained glass, especially his lamps.


Tiffany loved the lower quality of glass from the bottling industry, full of bubbles and impurities.


  These impurities led to a naturalism in his stained glass, full of more varied shades and tints. 


 One major focus of this project inspired by Tiffany's stained glass was to create a variety of tints and shades of at least one color.  Click here to read more about this project, and see more examples of student work, on Mrs. Elliott's Art Room blog.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Creating Hand Pollinators


Second grade engineers in Mrs. Bellavance and Ms. McMorris's classes created and tested hand pollinators.

After testing materials and their properties and collecting data, they chose materials to design a pollinator that would pick up and drop off the most pollen.