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2nd Grade Habitat Research

October 20, 2015

2nd grade students learned about different animal habitats through research.  They studied desert, ocean, rainforest and arctic regions and created display boards to show information of the types of animals that lived there, plants that grow there, pictures of the habitat and animals, and more!  

West DeFuniak Elementary is proud to announce the October Students of the Month.

 

Front row left to right:  Cielo Zavala—Kindergarten, Jesus Estrada-Sanchez—1st Grade, Kiley Brooks—2nd Grade

 

Back row left to right:  Clarice May—3rd Grade, Graison Dorr—4th Grade, Brantley Betts—5th Grade

3rd Grade Chalk Fractions

October 14, 2015

Third grade students at West Defuniak had fun using sidewalk chalk to demonstrate their knowledge of fractions.

5th Grade students have been learning about Indians in their Social Studies Weekly.  They were given an opportunity to choose and create a model of an Indian home.  Students built models of teepees, adobe pueblos, longhouses, igloos, and wigwams.  Their projects are being displayed inthe Media Center for everyone in the school to view and enjoy!

Picture:  students from Mrs. Garrett's class

5th Grade 3D Organ Models

October 8, 2015

5th graders were given the opportunity to earn extra credit in science class by creating a 3D model of an organ that they have studied.  Students created brains, stomachs, livers, lungs, kidneys, and much more!  
West DeFuniak kindergarten had a great first field trip to Sweet Seasons Farm in Milton, Florida!  They got to navigate the corn maze, bounce on the corn popper, attend "corn college", and ride on the cow train!  

Parents, 

Check out our informational page for the upcoming Vocabulary Parade!  Click on the PARENTS tab at the bottom of the homepage and click on the VOCABULARY PARADE link on the right side of the page!  Costume ideas, sign ideas, word ideas, and the grading rubric can all be found on that page to help you get started.  

IMPORTANT VOCABULARY PARADE DATES:  

October 13th:  SELECT vocabulary word

October 20th:  Costume planning sheet COMPLETED

October 27th:  Vocabulary Parade Word Sign (Word, Meaning, and Picture) TURNED IN.  

October 30:  WEAR vocabulary costume to school.  The parade will begin at 9:00!  

5th Grade Wonder Project

October 2, 2015

5th graders at WDE recently finished reading Winder by RJ Palacio.  In the book, Mr. Browne, a 5th grade teacher, assigned students a monthly precept to dtermine the meaning of.  Our 5th graders found an inspirational precept to write about and send to Mr. Browne.  

Fall Festival

September 29, 2015

Come join us for our annual WDE Fall Festival!  Friday, October 2, 4:30-6:30.  Games, food, prizes, and more!