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7th grade ESM – Big Projects! (Nov. 2017)

ESM STEAM Magnet students, in Ms. Altounian’s 7th grade Math class, experienced the joy of art and math in using scrap they have to create Big Projects.  Their task was to use a common household product or item to design and build a larger scale model of the item.  You can see the love and joy of learning through their projects.

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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 – Science update (Oct. 2017)

In Science, students in Ms Cutler’s 8th grade science class engaged in a hands-on laboratory experiment to learn about the relationship between mass and force as they apply to common objects from their daily lives.
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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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7th grade ESM – 3D atom models (Oct. 2017)

In Science, students designed and created 3D atom models of the first 18 elements. Also, researched the history of the element and its uses.

 

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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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8th grade ESM – Catapulting forward! (Sept 2017)

This past week, Ms. Cutler’s 8th grade science class designed, built, and tested catapults. This NGSS project was designed to introduce concepts of motion and forces, while embedding engineering practices and the principles governing scientific investigations.

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7th grade ESM – Grammar games (Sept 2017)

In Ms Munoz’s 7th Grade English ESM STEAM class, students created their own board games to practice various grammar elements while having fun!  Students also finished reading the classic science fiction story, “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury.  After analyzing the story, students wrote theme responses relating to The Butterfly Effect, and created videos in which they presented their environmental-related “cause and effect” visuals.

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