Third grade students are working on drawings for an earth day contest hosted by the Geneva Lake Conservancy. Students were sent an Earth Day poem and asked to draw a picture of how the poem made them feel or inspired them. Winning drawings may be published in local newspapers.
Games are a great way to reinforce math concepts. Third graders spent some time on Friday reviewing multiplication, counting on forward and backwards, and addition/subtraction practice with games. When possible, spend time with youro child playing games at home too.
The Best Communities for Music Education Award is a signature program of The NAMM Foundation that recognizes and celebrates school districts and schools for their support and commitment to music education and efforts to assure access to music for all students as part of a well-rounded education. This year, the program celebrates its 22nd year of honoring schools and districts across the country. The Delavan-Darien School District community was selected based on an application submitted by Orchestra Teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Bayerl, which provided information about funding, staffing, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. Data was analyzed statistically and verified via a follow-up audit by researchers at The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. The Delavan-Darien School District has received this award every year since 2014! We would like to thank all of our music educators and the community for supporting our musical education in the district.
April showers bring...Lucky Ducks! All students and staff received a duck of their choice. They are to name it and write about it, and they may win random prizes if their duck’s number is called. Good luck to all!
Darien students enjoyed a virtual 'field trip' to UW Whitewater Young Auditorium to enjoy the Dogman muscial. Many students have been reading the Dogman books both at school and at home.
Darien students have been working on the sample state Forward Exam questions. Here they were discussing a question from the Science practice test. They have been learning test taking strategies as well.
Fourth graders have been working diligently on their final drafts for writing. Then they had a chance to celebrate their published work with others at a camping themed publishing party. The students enjoyed reading their narratives to their classmates.
Third graders have been reading and learning about fables. Here are some students helping one another read and comprehend the fable they were working on.
Recently students took a story from the ELA Benchmark reading program and created a reader's theater performance. He is a short clip of them in action. The story was called Gansos para la reina (Geese for the Queen). The students learned a positive message from the story, practiced dipthongs, worked as team and practiced their Spanish! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s6l0zMwqizt__qGZd1HzWmXCpJUqmOfN/view?usp=sharing Enjoy!
Winter in Wisconsin is 'snow' much fun!
Darien students who participated in the December Reading Challenge were treated with popcorn and hot chocolate today at snack time. Continue reading boys and girls!
Mrs. Pickel, principal at Darien Elementary School is meeting with each student to set a goal for improving their math and reading scores on the upcoming MAP tests. Students should be reading each night for 20-30 minutes and spending time in Dreambox (by themselves) to practice math concepts. MAP tests will begin next Monday. Students should get a good nights rest and eat a healthy breakfast on the day of their test. They will do a math test one day and a reading test another day.
From all of the staff at Darien Elementary School to all of you, "Hve a safe , healthy, and happy holidays!" We will see you when school resumes on January 4, 2021!
Third grade scientists explored magnetism today through Virtual Reality Google Goggles. They explored the parts of a magnet, where magnets are used, types of magnets (including electromagnets), and Earth as a magnet! Check out their reactions in this short video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ByDkrag-tSlWH7hcRX4Uw-p2vID3eDrE/view?usp=sharing
Darien students took a virtual field trip today to the Aram Public Library. Those who had parent permission were also able to sign up for a library card while also getting a tour of the library. Thank you Katherine for serving as our tour guide!
Fourth graders have completed a reasearch project on an animal for a part of their English Language Arts class. Today they celebrated by presenting their research and reading and commenting on others work. Ask a student to share his/her work with you!
Darien School had 3 classes featured on the NBC 15 morning show school shout outs this past week. Click on the link to take a peek of some of our staff and students saying, 'Good morning Darien!' https://www.nbc15.com/2020/12/11/15-school-shout-out-darien-elementary-school/
Mrs. Hooverson's third graders were highlighted on NBC15's School Shout outs recently. Check them out online at https://www.nbc15.com/2020/12/08/15-school-shout-out-darien-elementary-school Good Morning Darien!!
This holiday season many students at Darien Elementary decided they would use their Starbcuk rewards to donate toys for kids at hospitals during the holidays. Students saved their Starbucks they earned and turned them in to 'buy' items to donate to others. With the help of donations from staff members and their families, especially Ms. Hungelmann-Skiba, we were able to purchase over 100 items which will be donated to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee. Some students also made cards to share with the gifts in hopes of making others smile. The students and staff enjoyed taking part in the season of giving, and are sending well wishes to you all as well!
Learning in action! "I can examine the effects of magnetism." Our 3rd grade engineers worked with magnets and compasses recently.