Category Archives: ESM News

6th grade ESM – Field Trips (Dec. 2017)

December was a busy month for field trips for the ESM sixth grade.  The classes visited 826 LA in Echo Park.  Students worked in groups to write and publish stories. Also, the sixth graders visited the Japanese American Museum on December 6.  The students watched a film on the Japanese Internment Camps, and then toured the museum with docents, many of whom had lived in the internment camps as children.  The experience was powerful, and the students had many classes for the docents. 

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6th grade ESM – Robotics (Nov. 2017)

In Mr. Aleman’s Robotics class, students designed and built rovers using legos and also have been programming sensors, such as ultrasonic and color sensors, to accomplish challenging tasks. Following a line, avoiding obstacles, moving in a square and participating in a sumo wrestling competition are some of the challenges students have completed so far.

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ESM 6th grade awarded a $1,500 grant!

ESM Sixth Grade teachers were awarded a $1,500 grant from Keeping History Alive.  The grant supports integrating history with other subjects in project-based learning lessons, and will provide field trips to Tall Ships in San Pedro where students will learn to sail on brigandines while engaging in STEM and history activities. https://lamitopsail.org/programs/topsail-stem-program/

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8th grade ESM – Learning about Native American life on a reservation

In English class, students have been reading “Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie. The book is about a Spokane Native kid who goes through challenges of discovering his self identity living on the “rez.”  This month the 8th grade students sent a care package to a Native American reservation in New Mexico. The care package was a way to show that they empathize with how life is on the reservation and we are thinking of them. The care package included school/art supplies, pajamas, canned goods, snacks and toiletries. The care package was received with a lot of enthusiam and excitement! Thank you 8th graders for opening your minds and hearts to understand what challenges exist for students in different parts of the United States.
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7th grade ESM – Eco Warriors project (Oct. 2017)

In Ms. Munoz’s English classes, students worked in teams to create their Eco Warrior narrative essays.  They brainstormed ideas, incorporated narrative elements of writing which included an environmental theme, shared their writing in stages with other classmates, created their 3-D characters for their stories, presented their projects to class, and wrote meaningful feedback for their classmates after reading final drafts of essays. Students also filmed their essay reflections using Flipgrid, and added their projects to their tech portfolios.

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Bakers Will Bake benefitting T.S. King – October 2017

The Enrich L.A.’s Garden Ranger program, along with the ESM garden and food classes, would like to thank Bakers Will Bake for their generous offerings of scrumptious baked goods at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market on Sunday, October 22.  Thanks to bakers from Friends and Family, Proof, Village Bakery, Mixed Co, Bub and Grandma, Nickel Diner, Little Flower, Valerie Confections, Sqrl, Cake Monkey, Milo and Olive, Bestia, Red Bread, Sugarbird, Craft LA, Huckleberry, Heirloom LA, Little Dom’s, Salt’s Cure, Clark Street Bread, The Gourmandise School, Superba, Hatchet Hall, and more.  Together these tasty treat offerings brought $5,700 to our garden programs!  Let’s show our support to them as well.  Holidays are coming, and there are many mouthwatering baked goods ready for your feast!

 

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