Summer is Bookmobile time! Students at Darien who signed up to participate in the summer reading program were able to select their books this morning from the Bookmobile. The first date to exchange your books from the Bookmobile is June 17th. See you then!
about 2 months ago, DDSD
Bookmobile
Bookmobile
Bookmobile
Bookmobile
Congratulations to David for being a Geneva Lake Conservancy Earth Day contest winner! We are proud of you!
2 months ago, DDSD
Contest winner
Let’s share a good book!
3 months ago, Kelly Pickel
book
book
book
book
Here is a link to more of the student's Cinco de Mayo celebration from Darien. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=314uZQOs634
3 months ago, DDSD
Darien staff participated in a bean bag tournament after school tonight in honor of Staff Appreciation Week. We had a great time! Congrats to Mr. Kanoff and Mrs. Gouvion who won!
3 months ago, Kelly Pickel
bags
bags
bags
bags
Our students participated in bus evacuation drills when they arrived at Darien this morning. Thank you to Dousman for your assistance. The students did a great job!
3 months ago, Kelly Pickel
bus
bus
Third grade dual language students celebrated Cinco de Mayo with some dances they practiced during recesses recently. Thank you Mrs. Barquero for assisting the students and providing virtual viewing for all of our students.
3 months ago, Kelly Pickel
dance
dance
4th graders collaborated to identify the structures and features of fossils in order to determine where the fossil lived. Science rocks!
3 months ago, Kelly Pickel
fossils
fossils
fossils
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.
3 months ago, DDSD
Earth Day
Earth Day
Earth Day
Earth Day
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.
4 months ago, DDSD
Math
Math
Math
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.
4 months ago, DDSD
Music Award
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!
4 months ago, Kelly Pickel
ducks
ducks
ducks
ducks
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.
4 months ago, DDSD
Dogman
Dogman
Dogman
Dogman
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.
5 months ago, Kelly Pickel
science
science
science
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.
6 months ago, DDSD
Publishing Party
Publishing Party
Publishing Party
Publishing Party
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.
6 months ago, DDSD
Fable
Fable
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!
7 months ago, DDSD
Winter in Wisconsin is 'snow' much fun!
7 months ago, DDSD
Snow
Snow
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!
7 months ago, DDSD
Reading
Reading
Reading
Reading
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.
7 months ago, DDSD
Goal setting