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.
Ever wonder how much time of your child’s day is spent in non-academic time?
On Thursday January 24th, the ESAA first grade class explored the importance of health and wellness and the affects it has I on the individual, the community and the world. In their discussion, the students worked together to build a week long curriculum based on what concerns the students most about the health and wellness of the community and the world as well as themselves as individuals. The health and wellness Unit will be treated as a prologue for their field trip to the Above & Beyond Children's Museum in the following week.
Fifth-graders at ESAA will leave their mark on the world of science when they cast their vote on a burning question: What is a flame?
In their latest project-based learning unit, third- through fifth-graders at ESAA are getting a firsthand experience in democracy. The students are examining how to develop a student government for ESAA that provides freedom, democracy and justice.