Our very own 5th grade student, Camdyn, was selected to be the honorary Kid Captain at the University of Iowa football game on Saturday, September 30. Kid Captain is a partnership between University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes. The kid captain program honors 13 pediatric patients each year by highlighting their inspirational stories. Camdyn is true inspiration to everyone she meets!
It was exciting to see all of the smiling faces on the first day of school for the 2017-18 school year here at Eisenhower! It was wonderful to greet old friends and welcome new ones! We welcome new teachers:
Mrs. Backhaus – 5th Grade
Mrs. Bushman – 4th Grade
Mrs. Hochberger – 2nd Grade
Mrs. Roth – 1st Grade
Mrs. Deardorff – Kindergarten
4th Grade students have been visiting National Parks, the California coast and many different ecosystems this spring! They have transported themselves there with the magic of green-screen videos. Use the links below to check out their adventures!
4D – Oceans
4L – African Savanna
4L – Rainforest
4L – Wetlands
4L – Ocean Ecosystem
4L – Desert Ecosystem
4D – Ecosystems
4D – The Rainforest
4L – Artic Ecosystem
Kindergarten students had many special guests at school last week for their Mother’s Day Tea! Each student contributed to a classroom video to tell their mom why they are special. The kids loved making the videos and couldn’t wait to share them with their moms!
Please take a look at our videos below.
Eisenhower has a new Maker Space in the library!
Magnetic Marble Run is a very popular activity these days in the Eisenhower library! When students have finished their work, you might see them:
- learning how to code with our Coding Mouse
- expressing their creativity at a crafting table
- creating works of art on the Buddha Board
- experimenting with electric circuitry with our snap circuit sets
- learning about physics with a balancing game
- engineering a bridge with a K’Nex set
- testing their logic and spatial skills with Logic Dots or Cat Stax
- planning a path through the Gravity Maze
Kids love coming to the Maker Space, an area where STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathmatics) activities are set up and changed daily in the library. They spend a few minutes experimenting and igniting their creativity and curiosity before heading back to class.
We’d like to thank our very supportive Eisenhower PTO for providing start-up funding for this initiative that we intend to continue expanding and improving in the coming years! We hope to build our crafting supplies next year, as well as add some additional digital creation opportunities.