On a gorgeous spring day, in a quiet marshy area of Beaver Island Park, the EFS second graders had their sights set on birds—birds of all kinds, from tiny sandpiper babies to enormous great white egrets. With the help of an environmental educator from Earth Spirit, the students spotted and learned about an assortment of avian species that occupy the park’s varied natural habitats.
The first of four new 3-D printers has been set up in the art room and has churned out its very first creation—a replica of the New York City skyline. Fourth graders will be among the first students to use the new devices this year as they start a unit on entrepreneurship.
In a lesson about scuba diving, eighth graders asked science teacher Clare Wagstaff why divers needed a regulator to breathe the air coming out of the diving tanks. The answer is that the force of the air being released from the tanks makes it far too powerful to breathe safely. The regulator reduces the pressure from the tank to a safe level and supplies air on-demand to the diver.
Teachers from all over Western New York took the place of students in the classrooms of Elmwood Franklin on a recent Saturday, as they gathered for the Teachers and Technology Think Tank, or t4, an annual conference organized by EFS’s assistant director of technology, Cheryl Colpoys.
Golf, like just about any pursuit in life, requires a sharp mind, and so it only makes sense that sharpening your mind will sharpen your game. That’s the basic philosophy behind the Options class Gary Occhino ’90 held for the fourth graders this spring.
Check out EFS seventh grader Tibor Setteducati as he stars—along with Buffalo Sabres center Tyler Ennis—in a new “Milk for Health” commercial.
Fifth grade students visited the Albright Knox Art Gallery as part of their history studies to view a special exhibition celebrating ancient Greek culture. The exhibit presents a selection of historical objects from the Buffalo Museum of Science’s collection along with several twentieth-century artworks from the gallery’s collection that engage the themes and legacies of ancient Greece.
The Brother Edward Martin 7th Grade Math Contest, held annually at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, saw Elmwood Franklin students taking several top spots in its division, including first place team and first place individual.