Dirt is just soil not in its proper place. Our 7th graders have worked as soil scientists to investigate soil horizons and create soil profiles. Soils are complex mixtures of minerals, water, air, organic matter, and countless organisms that are the decaying remains of once living things. It forms the surface of land-it is the “skin of the earth “. Soil is capable of supporting plant life and is vital to life on earth.
A big thank you to Mr. Kirstein for creating a gardening space for the Threes behind the Village. During science class, Mrs. Welsh taught us how to plant sunflower, nasturtium and milkweed seeds. We planted the seeds all by ourselves. We hope to attract butterflies and learn even more about plants and flowers.
PK had a wonderful adventure at the Flowing Wells Campus last week, for their first visit to the property. We were able to explore the campus, plant beautiful flowers, watch a Daddy goose guard a Momma goose (she was hiding in the bushes protecting her nest), and have a picnic. It was a jammed packed morning which was enjoyed by all!
Panther Nation – it’s championship week in Augusta! We need your support and cheers to help our Panthers bring home the titles.
This week the boys baseball team will play in the Augusta-Aiken Middle School League tournament. Our Panthers are in 3rd place and look to revenge a late season loss to the Wildcats of Westminster in the league semifinals on Monday, April 18, at Eisenhower Park at 3:30 p.m.
Both boys and girls soccer teams advanced to the league tournament semifinals as well. Both teams will be in action tomorrow, April 19 at the Augusta Soccer Park. The girls game play at 4 p.m. and the boys at 5:30 p.m. The championship games are Friday, April 22.
Finally, the boys and girls track & field teams will be competing in the league championship meet Thursday, April 21 at Augusta Prep. The field events begin at 12 p.m. and running events begin at 2 p.m.
Come cheer on your EDS teams!
Tickets are officially on sale for this year’s Fifth Grade Musical, Peter Pan, Jr. There will be two performances, a matinee on Wednesday, April 27th at 10 a.m., and an evening performance on Thursday, April 28th at 7 p.m.
Seats are limited!
All tickets are $6.00.
All EDS students will attend the Wednesday matinee performance for free.
Visa or MasterCard – click here to use the form to purchase tickets.
Cash or Check – tickets may be purchased in the front office.
Tickets will not be sold at the door.
We’ll see you at the show!
A big thank you to all the students, faculty and staff who made this year’s Penny Drive so successful. We raised $1,439.71 for the Reading Makes Cents Program!
The winners are:
Preschool: Mrs. Smith three year olds class
Lower school: Mrs. Wilson’s second grade class
Great job winners! Thank you for your support of this wonderful fundraiser for our library!
The EDS Football coaches and the Pop Warner Garden City Falcons coaches are joining forces to offer a one-day skills and conditioning clinic for kids ages 5+ on Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the EDS back playground. The camp is free, and coaches will be available to answer any and all questions you have about both football and the Pop Warner program.
Email Scott Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Participants should wear shorts, t-shirt, tennis shoes (cleats are optional), bring a water bottle, and a desire to work and have fun. Please no helmets or shoulder pads; this will be a non-contact camp only.
See you there!!
This was a REALLY fun project for Kindergarten and I’m thrilled to have woven it into our curriculum this year. First, we talked about butterflies and the importance of celebrating their beautifully short lives. We talked about symmetry and looked at examples of symmetrical designs in butterfly wings.
We kicked off our projects by folding 8×10 sheets of white construction paper in half (hot-dog-style) like a card. We painted on only ONE HALF of our paper (to the right of the crease) and children followed my lead to create their monoprints. We used water down black paint and painted directly onto our paper. I would make a brushstroke on the right side of my paper and quickly fold it, pressing the pages together. Then I would unfold and instruct children to do the same. We did this process of painting, folding, pressing, and unfolding for the entire butterfly. They really enjoyed this wild, explorative, and playful process! I encouraged them to work really QUICK, since the paint dries fast. One child accidentally dropped a splatter of paint onto one half of the butterfly and went into a panic. I said, “Oh, you got really lucky! Now quick, fold your paper!” The child was thrilled to see that the “accident” turned into a really neat marking that was now part of their butterfly wing design. Here’s a picture of the black and white butterflies from the first day of class. They looked very pretty at this stage and I wasn’t sure if I wanted them to add color. (Ultimately, I’m glad we did!)The next week, we used chalk pastels to color in our wings. We didn’t use the same “fold and press” technique since the chalk doesn’t transfer as a monoprint, but we DID discuss the importance of keeping the colors symmetrical on both butterfly wings. Here are some progress shots of Kindergarteners hard at work.We blended bright colors for the backgrounds. Here is the finished butterfly garden. What do you think? :)
I feel like they could make a really cool quilt, don’t you think?
Have an nice week!