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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

   

      

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

       

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

 

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

      

Recently, Mr. Jonathon King, store manager of ACE Hardware, and Mr. Bobby Proffitt visited WMS' Foundations of Agriculture class. Mr. King donated ACE buckets, weeding tools, planting shovels, and trowels for every student. They also donated two loop hoes and two heavy duty push brooms. Students have been using the tools to beautify the campus by pulling weeds and planting flowers and vegetables to be used in the beds around campus. WMS appreciates ACE Hardware's generosity and support!
submitted by Kristen Rhodes

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.

Pictured are:

Dale Brown
Lila Wilson
Arcadia Andrews
Danielle Davis

Congratulations, Braves!

submitted by Christy English

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