Second grader at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School have been learning all about traditional fairy tales and fractured fairy tales. Students learned how to compare traditional and fractured fairy tales using a double bubble map. They also created “wanted” posters for the villains they read about in both traditional and fractured fairy tales. For the writing portion of the lesson, the students designed their own gingerbread houses for the gingerbread characters they read about in different versions of the Gingerbread Man. They wrote their own persuasive writing to convince a gingerbread character to live in their gingerbread house. The second graders shared their persuasive writing with their classmates both in the classroom and at home.
Fifth grade student-artists in Jodie Embleton’s class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School have been studying Greek art and the process of ceramics. Using symmetry in combination with pattern and contrast, students learned to use opposing colors to create bold and beautiful patterns similar to those found on ancient Greek pottery.
The first grade classes at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School have embraced the meaning behind celebrating acceptance in November. The students learned about how even though people look different, everyone is the same. They drew photos and wrote sentences about what makes everyone the same. They learned that differences makes everyone special and unique. One bulletin board showcased different and unique puzzle pieces created by the students. It illustrated that each piece is different but together it becomes make one.
Our food service workers have adapted and changed with the evolving needs during this pandemic. Watch this video that shows how their roles have changed both in schools and in the community.