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First graders have been utilizing “One-Pagers” and “Inside/Outside” as AVID strategies to explain their understanding of goods and services. On “One-Pagers” students were required to include illustrations of both goods and services, label each illustration, and write a sentence to explain one of the goods/services. The students enjoyed expressing themselves with this activity. For “Inside/Outside” students engaged with one another study for an upcoming vocabulary quiz. First Grade is committed to improving our study and organizational skills, which we will carry on with us even into our college and career settings!

Mrs. Rocketts class

Mrs. Sconiers class

 

On the last day of January, WDE Kindergarteners enjoyed a day full of snow games and playing in "snow". The students enjoyed Pin the Nose on the Snowman, snowman bowling, snowball race, playing in artificial snow and even making a snowman snack from powdered donuts.
Walton County School District is proud to partner with St. Joe to present the Magnet Innovation Center at St. Joe Watersound!
As Walton County’s first Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) school, it occupies the current St. Joe headquarters and will eventually grow to take over the entire campus.
Enjoy this video from St. Joe!

President's Day, also known as Washington's Birthday, is on the third Monday of February each year and is a federal holiday in the United States. The day not only honors George Washington (born February 22), the first President of the United States, and Abraham Lincoln (born February 12) whose birthdays are both in February, but honors all the presidents who have served in the United States.

Presidents Day

FMS and WMS ELA teachers enjoy collaborating about the seventh grade Springboard curriculum
Under the coaching direction of Mrs. Lynne Martin, Walton Middle School and Freeport Middle School reading and ELA teachers have recently been provided opportunities to shadow each other to gain new creative ideas.  Undoubtedly, teachers learn best when they learn together, and who better to learn from than cohorts who are creatively tackling the same challenges in the trenches each day?
Several weeks ago, Mrs. Martin coordinated and made it possible for WMS reading teachers Mrs. Emily Kent and Mrs. Jade Tucker to spend time watching Ms. Robin Walden in action at FMS.  After classroom observations, the teachers had the opportunity to sit down together to brainstorm and debrief.  Almost immediately upon returning to school, Mrs. Kent and Mrs. Tucker tried out new instructional strategies they gained from Ms. Walden.
Then on Wednesday, February 5th, FMS ELA teacher Mrs. Angela Jackson headed north to WMS.  Alongside Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Jackson ventured into the classrooms of Mr. Brendon Murphy, Mrs. Michelle Seay, Mrs. Chastity McLaney, Miss Tara Manson, and Miss Regina Messer.  After each visit, Mrs. Jackson and the teachers she observed debriefed and shared ideas.  Everyone who participated benefited from the peer-to-peer collaboration.
Open doors open dialogue about instruction across the Walton County School District.  Many thanks to Principal Jason Campbell and Principal John Olson for making this opportunity for professional growth possible.  

Walton High School's culinary students recently partnered with the Sonder Project to fill the raised bed gardens on our campus. Students and volunteers did a great job working together to get all 20 beds filled and 4 of the beds planted. Produce from the beds will help support the culinary program and the Walton High School Community. Way to go, Braves!

WHS Culinary raised bed gardens

WHS Culinary raised bed gardens

WHS Culinary raised bed gardens

WHS Culinary raised bed gardens

WHS Culinary raised bed gardens

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WHS Culinary raised bed gardens

WHS Culinary raised bed gardens

The Reason for the Sneezin'!

February 9, 2020

"The Reason for the Sneezin' " 
Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Kendall's Pre-K class at WISE Center Programs read a story titled, "Sneezy the Snowman" which accompanied their snowball melting experiment. Our last report stated that "it was not looking good for the snowballs".

February is Black History Month!
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
For more general information, as well as educator and student resources, visit the Commissioner of Education's African American History Taskforce website at https://afroamfl.org/

Black History Month

Paxton's coaches, Chris Davenport, Samantha Martin, Corinne Wilson and Laura Ashley Radney, were Freezin' for A Reason this past Saturday. The coaches participated in the Cancer Freeze 5K and each one placed second in their age group. Way to go, coaches!