In the days after spending a day at Higher Ground Farm, kindergarteners identified 12 things that were either problems during farm chores or chores that could be made easier/more efficient.
ESAA families gathered in the Rush to Rest gallery at the JMKAC to participate in an observation of art with the use of thinking routines. Elizabeth Marzouki led families through a “See – Think – Wonder” routine as Susan Griffiths documented the process as we do in the classroom. See - Think - Wonder is a thinking routine used to explore works of art and other interesting things by making careful observations and thoughtful interpretations. It stimulates curiosity and sets the stage for inquiry.
You are invited to attend an Evening at ESAA: ESAA's Culture of Thinking Part 2
The STEM Sailing project kicked off on Friday with a presentation from a man that has traveled the world pursuing his dreams. Dr. Ian House, an engineer from Mercury Marine gave a presentation on taking full advantage of opportunities in life, of saying "yes" as openings are presented, of a life (career) of "messing about in boats", and how a kid who's good in math from Brighton, England winds up as Director of Environmental Engineering for Mercury Marine and Sea Doo.
On Thursday April 9, we held our monthly session of Evenings at ESAA. The focus of this month was on Cultures of Thinking.
On Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m., parents of ESAA students will have the opportunity to tour the Pigeon River Campus where ESAA will be located starting next school year. Staff will be available to tour families through classrooms, the cafeteria, gym and the grounds.
Ever wonder how much time of your child’s day is spent in non-academic time?