Engineering the Future

Engineering the Future

In STEAM class, Merrick’s 3-4 students are blending practical decision-making with entrepreneurship. Working in small teams, they’ve been challenged to build cubbies for the kindergarteners, a prospect that will unfold in its entirety by (probably) winter break....
Knot Your Average Art Class

Knot Your Average Art Class

In Keri’s art class, 7-8 students are currently immersed in a macramé and design project inspired by the Quipu system, an Incan method of knot-tying and threadworks that functions as a form of language and storage of ideas. The Incas did not produce a written...
The Moxie Strings Visit EMS to Work With Students

The Moxie Strings Visit EMS to Work With Students

The Moxie Strings, an eclectic performance duo, visited EMS last week as part of their national tour to schools and concert venues. The pair, Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn, were both classically trained from a young age and each hold Bachelor of Music degrees. In adding...
How Does She Get Those Kids to Enjoy Being So Quiet? 

How Does She Get Those Kids to Enjoy Being So Quiet? 

The merits of mindfulness begin at a young age, as evident in Jen’s 1-2 class. As critical to their cognitive development and long-term strategies in the classroom, Jen’s students learn to thoughtfully appreciate their thinking, itself, a process rooted in...
Fun with Scientific Measurements

Fun with Scientific Measurements

 As critical to their work in the STEAM lab (and functioning in international circles) for years to come, last week Beth took on the important task of introducing the 3-4 class to the metric system. As Americans, the Magpies, of course, are all-too-familiar with the...