Welcome to IMAGINARIUM – Albert Einstein Academy’s “brag” page! Visit this page to see some of the really cool stuff that goes on at Einstein on a daily basis. Today we may be dissecting a deer heart. Tomorrow we may be making kites, combining our science studies with Asian Journeys, our 2015-16 annual theme. Check out our recent activities!
First and second graders practice following instructions by completing a bouquet of flowers. We worked in teams, and loved the way different groups came up with very different bouquets while following the same rules.
Did you know that March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s (a.k.a. Theodor Seuss Geisel) birthday? We did! In fact, Einstein students were invited to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character to celebrate. Fourth grade took the opportunity to read a few books written by Dr. Seuss and to examine them for deeper meaning and understanding. Working as partners, students analyzed Seuss’s narrative poetry. They wrote a summary of their book, explained the overall moral or lesson, and then presented their ideas to their classmates.
Einstein’s dual language program relies on all of our senses. The first grade classroom features a clothesline for their Hebrew unit on clothing. Tangible and visual techniques like these really help with new vocabulary!
Third graders learn about circuits. The goal for each group was to find identify the problem, and try to fix it so the circuit would be complete. In the process, students learn steps of troubleshooting, using different materials to close the circuit. This process allowed them to identify which materials are insulators and which materials are conductors. Here are some of the items we used.