Learning Spaces: ESAA's second and third graders map new campus

Posted by K. Johnson on 22 November 2013 | 0 Comments

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Challenged with the task of creating a tool for new students and families to navigate the Pigeon River Elementary School campus, students in ESAA’s second and third grade classes engaged in an in-depth exploration of their physical learning spaces and an authentic, collaborative map design process.

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School Report Card

Posted by E. A. Brown on 25 September 2013 | 0 Comments

We are excited to share that this past school year has been critical as we worked to prepare our students for a world that requires academic knowledge along with critical thinking skills, creative thinking skills, collaboration skills and communication skills. The development of a well-rounded curriculum requires a balance between learning and applying knowledge. We were able to take this step forward with our projects as a tool to have students synthesize the content they are learning.

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Presentation of Learning

Posted by E. A. Brown on 2 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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Children learn in many different ways and every child learns through varied and multiple paths. ESAA engages children with innovative, team-based teaching and the seamless integration of the arts with academics. At ESAA, children learn to see the world in new ways, are encouraged to think deeply about it and wonder at its endeless possibilities. 

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Opportunities for Improvements on the Farm

Posted by Leah Morgan on 8 May 2013 | 26 Comments

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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.

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Kindergarten at the farm

Posted by Leah Morgan on 30 April 2013 | 27 Comments

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See - Think - WonderChoresSharing solutions

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Culture of Thinking, part 2 - Evenings at ESAA

Posted by Elizabeth Beattie on 24 April 2013 | 0 Comments

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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.

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Evenings at ESAA: Part 2

Posted by Elizabeth Beattie on 22 April 2013 | 24 Comments

You are invited to attend an Evening at ESAA: ESAA's Culture of Thinking Part 2 

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STEM Sail Project

Posted by Leah Morgan on 20 April 2013 | 25 Comments

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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.  

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