MakerSpace students are learning computer programming skills using Sphero robotic balls. The students programmed Sphero to move in a square, change colors, and learned to put geometry skills into practice. The MakerSpace group is an afterschool club composed of about 60 students in 4th and 5th grade. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
4th grade students in Mrs. McLaney and Mrs. Adams’ classes participated in the Pirates Christmas program on December 13, 2016. The play was about Santa and his Elves taking a well-deserved vacation from the North Pole to their “Island Christmas”. When out of nowhere Pirates come and surround them singing “Pirates All Are We”. These pirates know nothing about Christmas and end up hitching a ride with Santa to the North Pole to plunder his treasure only to find that Christmas is a time of giving, not taking. Once these pirates grasp the “true” meaning of Christmas they are able to participate in singing Blimey Carols and have A Pirates’ Christmas. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
Dec 15 2016
Mr. Marvin Tweedy’s class at WDE gets into the “Anchor’s Away” theme of the school year by building a Knex anchor, fish, and a jellyfish. They are learning to how to work as a team and follow written directions. Special thanks to Deputy Matt Key for donating the Knex blocks. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.
VRB Choral Students Spread a Little Cheer to the Patients of Grand Boulevard Health and Rehabilitation Center
Dec 15 2016
Dec 14 2016
Third through fifth grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary received science fair awards on Friday, December 9th. Awards included ribbons and cash prizes. The science projects were displayed throughout the WDE hallways for all students to enjoy. Students in K-2 participated in classroom science projects, which were also displayed.
“Fast Music/Slow Music” (Bush ) Nicolas Claudio
“Which Liquids Grow Plants the Best?” (Allen) Jackson Clemmons
“Is the Dominate Hand More Sensitive?” (Garrett) Caroline Dawkins
“Does Exercise Lower Blood Glucose Level?” (Garrett) Allie Saunders
3rd Place: “Nothin’ But Net ” (Garrrett) Arya Patel
2nd Place: “It Grew Where?” (Stafford) Sam LeCroix
1st Place: “Germs, Germs, Everywhere” (Garrett) Raleigh Reed
“Dirty Water, No Problem” (Garrett) Jackson Anderson
“Hard Water” (Garrett) Joseph Fleetwood
“What Type of Water Evaporates the Fastest?” (Garrett) Avan Price
3rd Place: “Produce Power” (Garrett) Callie Hulion
2nd Place: “ Solar Hopper ” (Stafford) Aaron Wilmoth
1st Place: “Stronger Than A Board ” (Garrett) Chris Laird
“Can Smelling One Thing While Tasting Another Impact Taste? ” (Bush) Elena Vazquez DeRykeSubmitted by Jessica Dawkins.