Fifth grade classes at WDE are studying comparing and ordering decimal numbers to the thousandths. The students had fun with a hands on decimal lesson in the library with Media Specialist, Mrs. Tammy Goodman. Non-fiction books are organized by decimal numbers, so groups of students used the numbering system to place all of the library books in order from least to greatest. This was a great activity for students to better understand decimals, how they are used in the real world, and to become better acquainted with the library.
Top picture: Mrs. Tammy Goodman and Mrs. Debbie Bush’s class
Left: Pascual Pascual Andres
Left: Demonte’ Clark
Right: Zac Castillo
From left to right: Dylan Gill, Zachary Campbell, and Ryan Thompson
Sep 04 2019
Sep 04 2019
Every month, Mr. A. Russell Hughes, Walton County, Florida Superintendent of Schools, will share a video message with an update on the exciting things happening in the Walton County School District, Walton County, Florida. Check back often to stay informed on all the activities, events and accomplishments of teachers and students in the Walton County School District.
This month's video was filmed at Freeport Middle School where Superintendent Hughes welcomes new principal, John Olson. Superintendent Hughes shares his excitement over the great beginning of the 2019-20 school year, and emphasizes the importance of regular daily school attendance for student success. Mr. Hughes also reminds parents of the upcoming mid-term progress reports coming out on September 11, 2019. Great things are happening in the WCSD!
On Friday, August 30th, Mrs. Gaby Brown’s seventh grade AVID elective students were happy to lend a helping hand to Mrs. Emily Kent’s sixth grade reading students. AVID binder organization is a fundamental for success for WMS students, and it is often difficult for sixth graders as they adjust from having just one or two teachers in elementary school to seven teachers in middle school. The seventh grade AVID students helped prepare the sixth graders for their first binder check by explaining each part of the rubric and by providing tried and true tips for staying organized. In true Warrior spirit, WMS students collaborate to help each other succeed.
Submitted by Kristen Nelson
Sep 03 2019
Students in third grade learned the difference between making an inference and an observation. Students were asked to observe as the teacher presented them with what appeared to be a candle. Students continued to observe as their teacher lit the "candle" and blew it out. Next, they were asked to share what was observed. After sharing out their observations, third graders were completely surprised when their teacher took a big bite of the candle and ATE IT! The “candle” turned out to be a mozzarella stick with a sliver of almond as the wick. This was the perfect opportunity for teachers to discuss the difference between an inference and an observation. They learned that observations are based on facts or evidence gathered using the five senses. Inference is based on their own reasoning and speculation.