On Saturday May 6th, the Sumo Robot Club at EDS participated in the Sumo Robot League’s annual tournament. Students built and coded their robots. All 6 participating students made an excellent showing and one even made the finals making it all the way to the Elite 8 round! Thanks to Coach Rick for leading this team to victory! Many parents helped volunteer as judges as well and we thank them for their active participation and support!
The parents of the third grade students were entertained by their students this past Friday. The students are currently learning about the life and times of William Shakespeare. This great poet has inspired them to pen their own poetry. The students presented a brief history of Shakespeare’s life which was written in couplet form as well as some of their own original poetry. The students and their parents then moved onto the church lawn to enjoy the students’ work which has been recorded in their writing portfolios, ipads, and writing journals.
On Wednesday, March 22nd, PK zoomed to the finish line as they completed their unit on transportation with the “EDS 500.” The vehicles came in all shapes and sizes. There were cars, boats, trains, and even a T-Rex! The childrens’ imagination and creativity were on full display as they “drove” around The Barton Playground. Thanks to all our parents for making this year’s “EDS 500” a huge success!
Nat Lanier, 3rd grade EDS student, made a special masterpiece to deliver to Ivey Coleman. Ivey is a loved member of our community and the mother of former EDS student, Beth Coleman. She is an art teacher who has taught many lessons with EDS students over the years, so this piece of art is something she will always treasure. Nat’s gesture of kindness and creativity touched her life and made her day. Let us all do acts of kindness for one another!
The Fourth Grade States Fair has been a traditional EDS event since the early 1990s. Beginning in January students draw for a state and begin the process of researching important information. This project is based on the fourth grade social studies textbook. This U.S. state study is across the curriculum covering not only social studies, but also, math, science, art, music, library, technology, reading, writing, and personal creativity. Once the fair is over the students share their backboard displays and speeches with the rest of their classmates. In this manner the knowledge that has been gained by one is shared with all.
After two months of research, writing, typing, designing icons and collage posters, the third graders presented the annual program, “Famous Faces, Now and Then” to a large audience in the EDS gym. The students transformed themselves into famous personalities from over a time span of thousands of years. Well known artists, singers, world leaders, authors, athletes, adventurers, warriors, and explorers shared their unique stories in a brief biographical speech.
On Friday, March 10th, 1st through 4th grade students participated in our annual Olympic Day. Students enjoyed lots of fun relays and performed routines by grade level. The students worked very hard on practicing their events and perfecting their routines to make this year’s Olympic Day extra special.
We’d like to thank all the parents that helped make Olympic Day possible:
Lauren Hargrove, Christine Anderson, Angie Benjamin, Dana Blanchard, LeeAnn McElderry, Travis Wright, Amanda Martin, Kim Overstreet, Bric Rahimi, and Annie Smith.
The second grade Spanish class is working with money & clothing unit. This is their Paper Doll project. They have to go to the bank and ask for the amount of money they need to later purchase the clothing for their paper dolls. The students take turns being the bankers and the customers. They have to hold their conversations while only speaking in Spanish.