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5th graders participated in a reading strategy called “Table Top Twitter.” Students were able to read an excerpt from a passage with their group members and then “Tweet” their thoughts about what they read. Students were able to read each other’s comments and respond back to each other. Table Top Twitter is a great strategy for getting all students to interact with text and gives them a chance to share their thoughts about reading with each other.

5th Grade AR Reward

March 14, 2016

WDE 5th graders celebrated reaching their 3rd nine weeks AR reading goal!  Congratulations to these students!


Third Grade Students at WDE performed surgery on Word Problems today.  Careful examination of each problem produced the RIGHT  answer! They learned to use the C.U.B.E.S. strategy efficiently on every case. 

It was standing room only at West DeFuniak Elementary as students, parents, and entire families showed up for an exciting evening.  A total of 613 people signed in. Students and their families enjoyed pizza and sweet treats, hands-on science stations, hands-on math activities by grade level, an estimation station, and a photo booth.

Congratulations to the March Students of the Month!

K:  Jaycee Ealum

1st:  Journey Curry

2nd:  Camden Zodrow

3rd:  Kristian Aguayo

4th:  Kristina Polanco-Gonzalez

5th:  Alionna Jones

Kindergarten and 1st grade celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with The Cat in the Hat!  The students had a Seuss-tastic time listening to the story read aloud by one of the most famous Seuss characters.  

2nd Grade Word Surgery

March 3, 2016

2nd grade turned into a Hospital and all of the students became surgeons!  The students put words into surgery and put them back together as contractions. 

West DeFuniak students took part in ReadQuest, a nationwide reading event on Friday, February 26, 2016. They joined more than 12,000 educators and tens of thousands of students in Renaissance Learning’s annual one-day reading celebration that encouraged K–12 students to read and share their discoveries. 3,763,408 books were read nationwide!  

Students read books, nonfiction articles, and took Accelerated Reader comprehension quizzes on what they had read to contribute to the national reading effort. On the ReadQuest website, students were able to see their quizzes count toward the national books-read ticker, the top books and articles read in each state, prize winners, and user-submitted posts, tweets, and photos. 

Approximately 573 students from WDE took part in the shared effort and passed 2,247 quizzes in one day!