Parents, teachers, and students came together on the last Friday of the holiday break to apply some elbow grease to our upcoming Design Lab. These volunteers painted, sawed, hung, and assembled throughout the morning, making strides in creating our dream lab. Check out the hard work of these volunteers. Other work days are needed–stay tuned for your opportunity to help our magnet build this amazing makers’ space.
Right before 6th-graders went on Winter Break, we had an opportunity to visit the Pacific Standard Time exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center. We studied murals that can be seen throughout L.A. and even noticed that there was a lot of fabulous street art right in our school community! The students engaged in an art project that replicated the process of mural making by collaborating together to create one art piece.
One activity 6th-graders do as we study ancient religions is mummify a chicken! We replicate most steps of the mummification process that Egyptian priests did, with the exception of removing the brains through the nose! Over the course of two months, each student has an opportunity to play the role of Egyptian priest, as they change the salt and baking soda that preserve our chicken. Once our chicken mummy is completely preserved, we will wrap it in bandages and bury it in a temple fit for a pharaoh!
Wednesday January 17, 2018, 6-9 pm at 325 Gorilla Studios.
Come see the 6th Grade Film and Media students photo entries to the LA County Pacific Standard Time Art Contest. 6th Grade students learned about photographic composition and went into a unit of identity and society, answering the question “Los Angeles is __________.
Am I Los Angeles?”
Student’s work will be displayed at 102 N Robinson Ave, Los Angeles CA 90026 on Wednesday, January 17th from 6-9pm.
Dress Swank. Come Snack. Enjoy Art.
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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January 13, 2018 at 04:52PM