Students counted the lines on their pumpkin and measured the height of the pumpkin with linking cubes. They also explored whether pumpkins float.

Pumpkins became the hands-on manipulative for both math and science in Donna Timmons’ West DeFuniak Elementary School kindergarten class.


Students counted the lines on their pumpkin and measured the height of the pumpkin with linking cubes. They also explored whether pumpkins float.


At the fourth-grade level, students learned about properties of matter using inquiry and observation as they studied that not all liquids have the same density. Displacement of fluid in cups by everyday objects helped in the lesson.


In second-grade October field trip news, students visited the DeFuniak Springs Airport for Popcorn with Pilots. Local pilots showcased several aircraft and educated students about the airport.


The students explored the planes, enjoyed a popcorn snack and departed with a goody bag.


A trip to the Public Works Department in DeFuniak Springs gave the first-graders insight into the variety of equipment used to keep public works projects going.


As part of the trip, the students received their own work vests and hard hats. The adventure concluded with a picnic lunch in an area park.


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To recognize the 50th day of this school year, the students in Monica Newsome’s Eglin Elementary School kindergarten class dressed in 1950s style clothing. They did their morning lessons with ‘50s music in the background, compared life then to now, practiced counting to 50 and danced at a sock hop.


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Title I Mary Esther Elementary School teachers Sara LaBorde and Kelly Carlstom incorporated Boo Math into a lesson on Halloween. They created stations for students to practice their math as a way of making numbers less scary for their students.


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In October, Office Depot donated school supplies to Destin Elementary School, and the Elks Lodge donated supplies and signs for the library.


---Not to be forgotten, the list of schools holding Veterans Day programs continues: Butler Elementary School, Longwood Elementary School, Shalimar Elementary School, Maude Saunders Elementary School, Eglin Elementary School and Antioch Elementary School.


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