4th Grade: Wax Museum


Our 4th grade students held their ever-popular "Wax Museum" event at school recently, with rave reviews from parent, student and staff visitors to the "museum".  The students worked hard on this assignment, and learned so much from this project. All of the kids were in costumes, portraying well-known historical figures, and standing in front of their backdrops as still as can be. Wax Museum visitors walked around the room, looking at the famous people, reading the backdrops, and pushing the display "buttons" to hear students tell about the life of their historical figures and why they were important. The steps involved [...]

4th Grade: Wax Museum2018-06-05T11:07:35-07:00

Middle School Biology: Live Observations


Seventh and Eighth grade science students had the opportunity to observe live Madagascar hissing cockroaches in class today. Our biology unit included several live observations including single-celled paramecia, several plants and flowers, live snails, and finally the cockroaches. Today, the students were asked to observe: How the cockroaches walk Which feet move together What they prefer to eat Strawberries Blueberries Watermelon Banana How they react to various stimuli A gust of wind Water Sticky substance on their antennae Objects placed in front of them We would like to give a giant thank you to Denny’s Pet World in Kirkland for donating [...]

Middle School Biology: Live Observations2018-05-24T08:48:41-07:00

Best Private School Award!


The readers of 425 Magazine have once again voted Eastside Christian School as the Best Private Middle School and Best Private Elementary School!  This is the third year in a row that we have received such a great honor for our school. 2018 Best Elementary School and Best Middle School (Private) 2017 Best Elementary School and Best Middle School (Private) 2016 Best Preschool and Best Middle School (Private)   Carolyn Karkainen Additionally, our first grade teacher, Carolyn Karkainen, has won the Best Teacher award this year!  Last year's Best Teacher award also went to an Eastside Christian School teacher, Paula [...]

Best Private School Award!2018-05-10T09:50:34-07:00

Our newest classrooms are open!


MS Portable Christening from Eastside Christian School on Vimeo.

Our newest classrooms are open!2018-04-26T10:31:10-07:00

Budget Math, Skills for Every Day


Recently our 3rd and 4th grade students shared the results of their budget math assignments. In this assignment, students chose a destination of their choice, a place somewhere around the world to which they hope to travel. Once the trip location was chosen, students researched activities and sight-seeing opportunities available for their destination.  From this list, students determined the estimated costs associated with each activity and found colorful photos of each to show in their Powerpoint slides. Along with price information, students also calculated the entire trip’s lodging, food, and transportation costs and tallied these in a table at the end [...]

Budget Math, Skills for Every Day2018-03-12T17:14:19-07:00

Anti Bullying: The Power of Two


At a recent all-school assembly, brought to us by Soren Bennick Productions, our students spent dedicated time learning about bullying and the #PowerOfOne.  The message of anti-bullying was expressed in a performance of skits and discussions covering: * The definition of bullying * The “roles” in bullying:  the bully, the target, the bystander, the one who intervenes * The negative effects of bullying * What children can do to stop bullying, if they see it - walk the target away from the scene - intervene with the bully - report the bullying to a teacher/adult   In addition to this assembly, [...]

Anti Bullying: The Power of Two2018-02-09T09:41:02-08:00

4th Grade: Washington State History


In fourth grade, students use their understanding of social studies concepts and skills to explore Washington State in the past and present. Students learn about the state’s unique geography and key eras in early Washington State history, particularly the treaty-making period.  One era which our ECS students recently studied was that of the Lewis and Clark Expeditions. The Lewis and Clark expedition (at the time known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition), was the first American exploration of what is now the western portion of the United States. The planning began in early 1803, with Lewis and Clark departing from St. Louis, Missouri in [...]

4th Grade: Washington State History2018-02-06T09:43:36-08:00

5th Grade Literacy Learning


Have you ever wished you could go back in time?  Have you wondered what it would be like to do things “the old fashioned way”?  If so, you might enjoy reading the book, “My Side of the Mountain,” by Jean Craighead George. The main character in the book, a 14-year old boy named Sam Gribley, is unhappy living in New York City, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains in New York to live by himself in the woods.  The author depicts Sam as a boy who faces challenges head-on and overcomes them.  With only a couple of tools, Sam [...]

5th Grade Literacy Learning2017-12-12T09:08:34-08:00

First Grade: Science is Fun!


The students in Mrs. Satterberg’s 1st grade class were anticipating it all month – Pumpkin Science Week – and the activities did not disappoint!  Each child was instructed to bring in a pumpkin of their choosing, so the variety was great.  There were orange and white pumpkins, small and large pumpkins, pumpkins with smooth rinds and pumpkins with bumps.  While the size and exterior varied greatly, there were (of course) some similar things as well.  Mrs. Satterberg used all of this variety and similarity as she unpacked the lessons in her Pumpkin Science unit.  The kids moved through several stations to [...]

First Grade: Science is Fun!2017-11-17T14:01:22-08:00

Kindergarten Supply List with Miss Simmons


Is it really that time already? Our kindergarten teachers are already gearing up for the 2017-18 school year! Here is a video of Miss Simmons going over all the supplies you will need to purchase for your child's year of kindergarten. [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_7e0pfH7MZQ"]

Kindergarten Supply List with Miss Simmons2017-07-13T09:23:55-07:00
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