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!
about 3 years 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.
about 3 years 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.
about 3 years 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.
about 3 years 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.
about 3 years 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!
about 3 years ago, DDSD
Winter in Wisconsin is 'snow' much fun!
over 3 years 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!
over 3 years 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.
over 3 years ago, DDSD
Goal setting
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!
over 3 years ago, DDSD
Happy Holidays!
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
over 3 years ago, DDSD
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!
over 3 years ago, DDSD
Virtual
Virtual
Virtual
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!
over 3 years ago, DDSD
Research
Research
Research
Research
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/
over 3 years ago, DDSD
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!!
over 3 years ago, DDSD
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!
over 3 years ago, DDSD
Giving
Giving
Giving
Giving
Learning in action! "I can examine the effects of magnetism." Our 3rd grade engineers worked with magnets and compasses recently.
over 3 years ago, DDSD
Magnets
Magnets
Magnets
Magnets
We will have some staff and students on NBC15's Good Morning Shout Out section in the upcoming days. Mrs. Hooverson‘s class will be featured on Tuesday, December 8 at 4:45 AM and 6:20 AM as well as on the NBC15 website. Mrs. Cardelli‘s class will be highlighted on Thursday December 10 and Ms. Rae’s class will be highlighted on December 11 at the same times. Keep an eye out for us!
over 3 years ago, DDSD
Shout out
Shout out
Shout out
Congratulations to these third and fourth graders for earning their golden ticket! In order to receive the golden ticket, which is worth five star bucks, students had to read 20 minutes per day for twenty days in November and log it on a reading log. Keep reading kids!
over 3 years ago, DDSD
Golden Ticket
Golden Ticket
The amazing artists in 3rd grade are finishing their Yayoi Kusama inspired pumpkins. In this lesson, students learned about Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and painted a pumpkin in her style. The students used two colors of paint and learned how blending colors helps create depth to their art work. Students then used markers to add the artist inspired dots.
over 3 years ago, DDSD
Art
Art
Art