Student-Athlete Visit

posted Oct 26, 2017, 10:50 AM by James Carver

Student-athletes from Unity High School visited East for a special visit with classes. The athletes shared their experience balancing activities with academics, and the importance of focusing on schoolwork to set themselves up for success. They also read books, worked on projects, and shared stories with the younger students. Thank you student-athletes, as well as Ms. Heider and Mr. Hamilton, for arranging the afternoon!



2H's Pumpkin Masterpieces

posted Oct 11, 2017, 2:46 PM by James Carver

Students in Ms. Hamilton's 2nd Grade class were each given a pumpkin to decorate with their family. They had been reading a book together in class called The Pumpkin Elf. Their mission was to research ideas and show their creativity any way they chose. How did they like their task? As one student put it, "This is the coolest project ever!"

Heider's Helpers

posted Sep 26, 2017, 7:47 AM by James Carver

Ms. Heider's 5th Grade Class collected items for a fifth grade class at Sam Houston Elementary in Houston, Texas, to replace needed supplies that were lost due to Hurricane Harvey. They say they chose to do this as a way of helping their fellow fifth graders recover from a devastating hurricane. They learned that it's hard to lose almost everything due to a storm. Even more, they will continue to learn more about their adopted classroom as they exchange pen pal letters throughout the year with them. As one parent put it "Thanks for teaching our kids more than academics." Great job 5H!

5H Prairie Scientists

posted Sep 12, 2017, 10:24 AM by James Carver

Ms. Heider's 5th Grade class visited the UE prairie to collect specimens, then returned to their classroom to view cellular structures of their samples under microscopes. A great experience for the young scientists!

5H Trade Fair

posted May 1, 2017, 12:58 PM by James Carver

Ms. Heider's 5th grade class has been studying exploration and colonization in social studies.  One of the activities that brought people together was trade - money was not used.  This experience gave students a better understanding of trading, bartering, and the free enterprise system.








Flying High

posted Mar 21, 2017, 6:40 AM by James Carver

Second grade students Reese Frye and Tyler Stein in Ms. Hamilton's class went above and beyond their reading assignment. Both chose to work with an adult to make a kite like that in their story "Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend." Reese and Tyler had a great time making their kites and are super-excited to try them out!

U of I Chemistry Visit

posted Mar 17, 2017, 3:11 PM by James Carver

Students from the chemistry department at the University of Illinois visited 3G this past week to teach the students about acids and bases.  They used ph test strips to test various liquids, wrote  messages in invisible ink, and they watched gloves expand due to the formation of gas.  Students loved their visit!

Solar System Model by Ava Fenter and Avery Alagna

posted Mar 8, 2017, 10:41 AM by James Carver

3L Valentine Party

posted Feb 16, 2017, 8:16 PM by James Carver

Happy Valentine's Day! From Ms. Gaither's 3rd Grade class

Christmas Cookies!

posted Dec 16, 2016, 12:08 PM by James Carver

Ms. Jenkins' Kindergarten class and Mrs. Lemke's 4th & 5th VIP class enjoyed decorating Christmas cookies together! 
The two classes have been buddying up to work on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) challenges and decided to take a break to celebrate the holidays!


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