Sep 22 2017
This week Mrs. Coleman's first grade class learned about animal characteristics in Science. In order to have the students have a better understanding of different animals and their body functions, we did a wonderful experiment from Mystery Science regarding bird beaks. Students used both a straw and a paper cup to mimic bird beaks. Throughout the excitement, they had to test which beak worked faster in getting food, but also which one was able to pick up food without picking up any rocks. It was truly an amazing hands on activity and one of our favorite lessons so far!
submitted by Meredith Spence
Mrs. Jordan Dady’s first grade class at WDE was excited to take their learning outside! They have been studying light and shadows for the last few weeks and have participated in several activities observing how shadows change due to Earth’s rotation. Today, they were able to make a real world connection by tracing their shadows first thing in the morning when the sun appeared to be in the east. They will check their shadows in the afternoon when the sun appears to have moved westward and record any change.
submitted by Jessica Dawkins and Jordan Dady
Sep 21 2017
These students "moustache" you a question!
Maude Saunders third graders are learning how scientists collect and communicate data. The students had to think of a question to ask their classmates, give them options to choose from, then complete a data chart on the data collected, and communicate their findings to the class. Being a scientist is fun, but it's even more fun with a moustache!
submitted by Krisy Chandler Spence
Recently, English 2 students in Mrs. Lynne Martin's classes experienced a "Book Tasting" event!
Students were welcomed into Chez Marteen's Book Cafe with reservations for special courses such as Biography/Autobiography, Mystery, and Realistic Fiction. Students were invited to sample each course and review one of their samplings. Students sampled other courses and enjoyed hors d'oeuvres as they reflected on the event. Reviews were overwhelmingly positive:
"I have three books I want to read now!"
"I enjoyed getting to explore new books."
"I did like a book that I didn't think I would."
Future "book tastings" are already being planned due to the overwhelming success of the event.
submitted by Christy English
Students from Freeport Elementary are excited about the new QuavverMusic interactive music curriculum that has been purchased for the Walton County School District elementary schools. Quaver Music’s General Music Curriculum is a computer based comprehensive set of curriculum resources built on a foundation of standards-based lessons full of interactive elements for classroom music, and provides students access at home!
These FES students are using the program for student led vocal warm-ups, and rhythm identification.
submitted by Angela Saltsman and Keitha Bledsoe
Several Walton High and Walton Middle students attended the first round of All-State Chorus testing on September 18. Students tested on rhythm and melodic listening skills and identification, chord analysis, intervals, key signatures, time signatures, and vocabulary. WHS and WMS each had four students promoted to the next level, and they will compete in Sight Reading this weekend.
submitted by Christy English
submitted by Kristen Rhodes