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In order to promote Kindness and Friendship, the Paxton High School Builders Club painted and hid rocks around the school for students to find.  It was a nice surprise and an exciting hunt for the elementary students! 

submitted by Kalli McMillan

Mrs. Kristin Peak’s kindergarten class at WDE learned all about Johnny Appleseed! To celebrate his upcoming birthday, we peeled and ate his favorite treat – apples! Thank you to Mrs. Tammy Cosson for allowing our class to use her apple peeler for this activity.

submitted by Kristin Peak and Jessica Dawkins

    

      

Students at Bay Elementary School are getting a real hands-on lesson in the States of Matter. After reading Dr. Seuss' Bartholomew and the Oobleck, students explored how "oobleck" changes from a solid to a liquid.

submitted by Meredith Spence

   

      

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

      

Rangers from the 6th RTB visited 5th Grade students at Mossy Head School to teach about the different types of snakes and alligators from our area. The presentation was an extension of the current ReadyGEN novel, Night of the Spadefoot Toads.

submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

 

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

       

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

Mrs. Kristin Peak’s Kindergarten class at WDE just completed a unit on the letter Mm. Students made macaroni Mm’s by writing uppercase and lowercase Mm’s and then tracing them with macaroni noodles. They did a great job with this activity!

submitted by Jessica Dawkins

              

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

          

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.

Pictured are:

Dale Brown
Lila Wilson
Arcadia Andrews
Danielle Davis

Congratulations, Braves!

submitted by Christy English