Mr. Eickmeyer & Mr. Hercules

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It’s a Virus!

It’s a Virus!

Today we had a fun discussion about the common cold virus! The common cold virus is around 30 nanometers wide. For comparison, a human red blood cell is around 6,000 nanometers wide. The virus itself does not cause the aches and pains associated with being […]

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

We have spent this week tackling some serious issues by covering the incredible life of Harriet Tubman. Born a slave, she escaped her masters to the free states in the north only to return 19 times. She spent the later part of her life fighting […]

Crazy Horse Art

Crazy Horse Art

Today we tried our hand at some crazy horse portraits. The illustration style in our book is a very rudimentary yet stylized cave-painting style where all features on the face are reduced to their most basic level. Take a look at Alexa’s! I think they turned out great.

Ticket to Ride: First Journey

Ticket to Ride: First Journey

We play a lot of board games in the class during free choice time. One of my favorites is Ticket to Ride: First Journey. Normally the children’s version of a game is a really skeletal version of the adult game, but not here! It has […]

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Today we started our first longer read aloud with ‘Sideways Stories from Wayside School’, from author Louis Sachar. It’s a series of interconnected chapters about a ridiculous school that was accidentally built sideways. It’s one of my favorite read aloud books. Ask your children about […]

Corpse Flower

Corpse Flower

Today we talked about the ‘corpse flower’, a large flowering plant native to Sumatra in Indonesia. It only blooms once every 7-10 years and is supposed to smell like rotten fish, smelly socks, stinky cheese and poop.

Update for 8/28

Update for 8/28

Thank you. A big thank you to our room parent Neha¬†and everyone that made our August birthdays possible. Thank you to everyone for helping our children adjust back to a regular school schedule, and thank you for all of the kind words I’ve received since […]

Class Schedule

Class Schedule

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