JES GATE students preparing for their showcase. #jeffersoncusd1
At JES Miss Gaston's 5th grade class sharpened their saws today by completing their leader in me lesson in the school garden! What a beautiful place to recharge! #jeffersoncusd1
Last Thursday was our last day of the JES Science Club. We built bristlebots that move! We used toothbrush heads, batteries, and a vibrating module. Lots of fun in our engineering lesson! Some kids built double-bots engineering marvels! #jeffersoncusd1
JES 5th grade artists recently studied Mexican inspired mirrors. They used crayon, watercolor, and foil to create their own Mexican mirrors. Pictured are the awesome artists. #jeffersoncusd1
JES 4th grade artists recently learned about Frida Kahlo and her artworks. They created their own Kahlo inspired birds using construction paper crayons. Pictured are the awesome artists. #jeffersoncusd1
Last week in the JES Science Club we talked about aerodynamics: we built several types of paper planes and tested them! #jeffersoncusd1
A few JES students visited Carl Sandburg today to see axolotls, which are an endangered species. The axolotls are on loan from EIU. These students recently wrote informational papers about endangered animals. They learned about how they can regenerate body parts and how they are being studied by researchers to learn more about how body parts can be regenerated. Mrs Lynn’s third grade students at CSES were also able to join us. Students were able to feed the axolotls and then participate in some learning activities. #jeffersoncusd1
At JES, Miss Gaston and Mrs. Richeson's classes worked so hard on their Revolutionary War projects. Thank you to everyone who walked through our museum, we loved sharing our research. #jeffersoncusd1
During Black History Month, JES 4th grade artists learned about Kente cloth weaving. They created their own Kente cloth weaving out of paper. Pictured below are the awesome artists.
The JES 6th graders studied the works of Georges Seurat and discussed pointillism in art class. They completed a bird drawing and added dots of color with marker. Pictured are the awesome artists. #jeffersoncusd1
Last week in JES Science Club we had 2 experiments. One was to observe capillary action (how colored water eventually colors the flower petals). The other was, we had our first social science experiment: trading dum-dums and understanding how trade creates value. #jeffersoncusd1
The JES 6th graders recently completed a collage in art class. The collage was made from 3 paintings of a subject matter of their choosing, while also learning about realistic vs. abstract. Pictured are the awesome artists. #jeffersoncusd1
Today at JES, students in Mrs. Spanhook and Miss Mellott classes presented their Revolutionary War Museums! #jeffersoncusd1
The JES 5th graders recently learned about optical illusion and M.C. Escher in art class. They created their own optical illusions with an animal of their choosing. Pictured below are the awesome artists. #jeffersoncusd1
JES 5th graders are helping with Winter Seed Sowing. #jeffersoncusd1
Ms. Hutton and Miss Coartney's preschool class celebrated crazy sock day today as part of their Dr. Seuss week. Students were also able to enjoy showing off their socks by having the opportunity to take off their shoes while in the classroom! #jeffersoncusd1
Last week in the JES Science Club we created beautiful, marbled paper cards. We learned that shaving cream is both water loving (hydrophilic) and water repelling (hydrophobic), and food coloring (water loving molecules) on top of shaving cream creates a marbling effect. The food coloring will only soak into the shaving cream when we add water. #jeffersoncusd1
Mrs. Ehr & Mrs. Ballinger's 4th grade classes love Thursdays because it's preschool buddy day! This week they got to enjoy the beautiful weather and the new preschool playground. Thank you Mrs. Clark & Miss Kyndall for sharing your kiddos with us this year!
Mrs. Buescher’s 6th grade classes participated in a Martin Luther King Jr. escape game. Out of 8 groups, 6 escaped! Both classes also colored squares to create a unique mural!
Jefferson recognized the students who made the most growth on their winter reading and math MAP test! Because growth is a team effort, their entire class got to have a celebration in honor of their classmate's achievement. Way to go JES students! #jeffersoncusd1