Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the victory of a small Mexican town called Zaragoza. The French came guns a blazing, and the pueblito beat them with 4,000 soldiers as compared to the French’s 8,000. Many people confuse Cinco De Mayo with September 16th, which is the Mexican independence day. In class Senora Justice came to teach us about Cinco De Mayo and the traditions associated with it. We made sopapillas, a South American fried bread dipped in honey and cinnamon. They are a staple in many Hispanic holidays. They were so tempting that the French class decided to join us. We also danced traditional Mexican baile, Jarabe Tapatio, with help from Senora Justice, as well as a youtube video.

Cinco de Mayo es una celebración de la victoria de un pueblito que se llama Zaragoza. Los Francés vinieron con sus armas, y el pueblito ganó contra ellos con 4,000 soldados contra los 8,000 soldados de Francés. Hay muchas personas que se confunden Cinco de Mayo con el día de la independecia de Mexico, que es el 16 de Septiembre. En la clase, Señora Justice vino a la clase para enseñarnos sobre las celebraciones de Cinco de Mayo. Hicimos sopaipillas, que es un pan frito con miel y canela. Son una parte grande en muchos festividades hispánicos. Eran tan buenas que los estudiantes de la clase de Francés vinieron para únete a nosotros. También bailamos un baile tradicional de México, el Jarabe Tapatío, con un poco de ayuda de Señora Justice y un video de Youtube.

Using Jam to Teach Nutrition

Elementary Health and Physical Education teacher Jake Craig is the first at Lincoln to use our new Google Jamboard. 

The Jamboard is an interactive whiteboard that multiple users around the world can collaborate on.

Earlier in the day, Jake prepared his Jamboard presentation on reading nutritional labels:

Doubtless there will be a lot of “jamming” going on at Lincoln.


Lincoln on Instagram

-Now on a single page you can find our most recent Instagram posts. The first, @lsnepalart, is curated by our secondary art teacher, Sarah Shaw. The other, @lsnepal, is the school’s official “business” account tied to our Lincoln Facebook page. Check them out at





The Case for the Tech-Free Bedroom

As we become more connected in this world, a case can be made for creating an environment that detaches us from that technology.

Safe zone for kids
Lincoln School requires all secondary students to have their own laptop. The laptops are monitored at school and the sites they are restricted. However the monitoring and restrictions do not apply at home. Parents are rightly concerned about monitoring technology use by their children at home. There are suggestions located on our website here, but one of the easiest is this: No technology in the bedroom. No phone, no tablet, and no computer. Tech use should be in a public space at home.

Research suggests that the light from our devices reduces the secretion of melatonin and disrupts sleep. See the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for example. Also, reading about the latest news, Facebook post, or notifications from work or school are not sleep conducive. Give yourself a break and leave the tech at the door.

We are in the age of The Internet of Things (IoT), in which everything is connected, including your web cameras. A search on the internet for hacking webcams is a scary experience. The maker of Norton Utilities has some good suggestions here. Even simple solutions such as tape on the camera is good, leaving the tech out of the bedroom is even better.