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April 30, 2013
by: Leah Morgan

Kindergarten at the farm

ESAA’s kindergartners spent today learning at Higher Ground Farm in Plymouth. Using thinking routines, See – Think – Wonder in the Coop and Colors – Lines – Shapes in the barn; students learned about how a farm works, challenges that farmers may face, and how a family works together running the farm. This year farmers Christal and Mike Mulder challenged students to come up with ways to make their children’s farm chores easier.

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After seeing the farm and thinking about what they saw, it was time for some doing. Students tried out some of the chores to gain their own experience of farm chores and the challenges of the chores. What needs might exist in sweeping the barn, putting bedding in the chicken coop, checking for eggs, providing water, feeding horses, feeding steers, raking, etc.

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After a home cooked farm lunch in the barn and a hayride students sat down with the farmers to talk about project ideas they had. The farmers provided warm and cool feedback. Students will take this information back to ESAA and begin working on their farm solution proposals. In the weeks ahead students will design and build their ideas and then present them to the farmers when the farmers return to ESAA.

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Check out some of the highlights of the day in this photo album.

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April 20, 2013
by: Leah Morgan

STEM Sail Project

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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.

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April 12, 2013
by: Elizabeth Beattie

Non-academic Time at ESAA

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A common misconception is that our Project Based Learning (PBL) time is not academic time. The highest level of learning is the ability to demonstrate understanding...

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January 30, 2013
by: Emily Pugh, Etude Studios Intern

Health and Wellness

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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.

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April 13, 2012
by: Dollie Cromwell, Journalist

Flame Project

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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?

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February 14, 2012
by: Dollie Cromwell, Journalist

ESAA Government

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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.

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February 8, 2012
by: Dollie Cromwell, Journalist

Restaurant Project

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Parents and select community members will have a very special dining opportunity next month. ESAA first- and second-graders are designing a restaurant for their current health...

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