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DUNKIN' DONUTS FOR DUDES
This morning Elden held its annual Dunkin' Donuts for Dudes. Students got to spend some quality time with their favorite dude before school. They were able to read a book or do a craft activity while they enjoyed their beverage and donut. Thank you all for coming out. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces this morning!
HOSPITAL LAND WITH MRS. DWYER'S/MRS. OSBORNE'S/MRS LOHR'S 1 GRADE CLASSES
Mrs. Dwyer's 1st grade class and Mrs. Osborne/Mrs. Lohr's 1st grade class went to Hospital Land this week. The kids learned so many new and different things. Did you know that you have 206 bones in your body? Did you know that your smallest bones are in your ear? Did you know that you can breath through a mask? Thank you Crouse Hospital Auxiliary for this wonderful program!
1st GRADE SCIENCE UNIT ON SOUND
Mrs. Elliott's 1st grade students are "engineers!" Their current science unit is on sound. So to challenge their creativity, each group was given a variety of materials to create a working banjo! You can see they are hard at work trying to figure this out. Great job!
PERENNIAL MATH COMPETITION FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADE
Last weekend, 4th and 5th graders from Elden participated in the PERENNIAL MATH COMPETITION at Elbridge High School. Perennial Math was developed to offer students more venues to showcase their talents and to help teachers develop math skills in their classroom. Students participated in both individual competition and team competitions. 4th Grader who went to the competition were: Chloe D., Seren ML., Aidan G., Abigail R., and Varvara Y.
5th Grader who went to the competition were:
Ben L, Ben M, Mitchell B, Dimitriy S, Nikolas S, Nia D, Austin R, Lukas R, Luke P, Evan C, Justin D, & Grady H.
4th grade individual competition - Chloe placed 2nd in the individual competition. Chloe, Seren, Aidan, Abigail and Varvara worked together and placed 2nd overall in the team competition for 4th grade.
5th grade individual competition - Mitchell Burlingame placed 2nd in the individual competition and Even Couture placed 3rd in the individual 5th grade competition.
One 5th grade team placed 2nd for the team competition - Mitchell B, Justin D, Evan C, and Nikolas S.
We couldn't be prouder of everyone who went to Perennial Math Competition and tested out their math skills! Congratulations!
WHAT'S YOUR SUPERPOWER?
PARP has kicked off! This year the Elden PTA brought in local author Cynthia DeFelice to share her wonderful award winning stories with Elden students.
3rd graders are practicing their Math facts! Each week the 3rd grade classrooms have a round robin to find the ultimate classroom that knew their facts the fastest for the week. This is Mrs. Drain's 3rd grade classroom who won it at the end of December. They dressed up the trophy for the holidays.
The Grinch Visits Kindergarten
You're a mean one Mr. Grinch? Kindergarten kids found out 1st hand on their Grinch Day if the Grinch was mean or nice! It was a whole day of nothing but Grinch fun! Many kids came dressed in green or as a character from The Grinch. They did a Grinch writing activity, and played a math game where it wasn't good to land on the Grinch! They read the book "The Grinch" and then a special person came to visit....The Grinch himself! At the end of the day, most the kids said that the Grinch started off mean but in the end was nice!
5th GRADES VISIT SILVER FOX AND SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER
Fifth graders from Mrs. Hunt, Mr. Rindfuss, Mrs. Sperry, and Mrs. Waite's room worked hard to spread holiday cheer. They made and decorated cards with the finest craft items and then took cards and carols on the road. They visited the Silver Fox in town and Santa was there! They had a great time singing for the Silver Fox and it was wonderful to see the Silver Fox join in. After singing, they handed out their cards, talked with the residents and shared a cup of cheer. What a wonderful morning!
MRS. SPERRY'S 5TH GRADE CLASS
DOES SURGERY ON TEXT STRUCTURE
Their class has been studying informational text! They have learned that they can use text structure to assist with comprehension and assisting in finding text based evidence in reading passages. Today, our “surgeons” performed 5 transplants ( cause and effect, description, problem and solution, comparing and contrasting, and sequencing) on their patients. The lesson was differentiated for 3 ability levels amongst the class. The surgeons read passages about “Camping” and then identified which text structure best fit the passage. They cut the passage out and transplanted it on to the patient. They then labeled which structure it was with a bandaid at the top. Once the surgery was completed, students filled out brochures in which they had to identify key words that identified the structure, answer comprehension questions, and distinguish vocabulary within the text. For enrichment, select students filled out organizers for each structure! Their exit ticket was one of the structures written in a “prescription pad”. They had to write down everything they knew about that structure. They had a blast!!
ELDEN CHORUS SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER AT SYRACUSE HOME AND TOPS GROCERY STORE
Elden Chorus went out into the community to spread holiday cheer. Their first stop was at Syracuse Home where they shared beautiful holidays music, had the residents join in with a sing-a-long and spread cheer by hand out a little treat to the residents.
Their next stop was at Tops Grocery Store on Downer Street. The chorus members had brought in canned and boxed grocery items which they donated to the Food 2 Families Program which benefits the Food Bank of CNY. Then they spread a little holiday cheer singing favorite carols for the staff and customers. Many stopped to listen before grocery shopping!
MRS. SPERRY'S 5TH GRADE BLACK LIGHT MATH REVIEW
What a fun way to review your math! Mrs. Sperry's 5th grade has a special treat once a month. They break out their white and neon clothes to glow under the black lights. They have great fedora neon hats to top off their outfits. The 5th graders rotate to math centers that focus on different topics.
FOOD COLLECTION BY PRINCIPAL'S COUNCIL
The 4th and 5th grade Principal's Council hosted a canned food drive for making the Thanksgiving baskets for those in need from the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center's Food Pantry. The students on Principal Council gathered and sorted the food collected so it was ready for delivery. We collected 363 cans/boxes of food!
3rd GRADERS RECEIVE DICTIONARIES FROM BALDWINSVILLE ROTARY CLUB
A big thank you to the Baldwinsville Rotary Club for suppling all 3rd graders in the Baldwinsville School District with brand new dictionaries of their own.
COLLABORATION ON RESPONSIBILITY BETWEEN
KINDERGARTEN THANKSGIVING FEAST
MRS. HUNT'S 5TH GRADE AND MRS. ELLIOTT'S 1ST GRADE
Mrs. Hunt's 5th grade class and Mrs. Elliott's 1st grade class paired up for a great project. The two classes made a Responsibility Tree. Responsibility was our character trait of the month for October. Each student had a buddy and they brainstormed ways to be responsible both at school and outside of school. Each leaf on the tree tells you someway that you can be responsible. It is in the hallway for all to see! Great work 5th and 1st graders!
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE BALDWINSVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION
The 4th and 5th grade Elden Chorus under the direction of Mrs. Kahl, sent out a special thank you to the Baldwinsville Board of Education.
All of the kindergarten classes (Ms. Oaks, Mrs. D'Andreano, Mrs. Musumeci and Mrs. Turner) enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. They talked and read books about the first Thanksgiving. The discussed the pilgrims and the Native Americans and the role that each played. Each student made a special place mat with a very special turkey on it!
VETERANS DAY SALUTE
In honor of Veterans Day, Mr. Bobby Zwecker, a Navy Veteran, came in to talk to the Kindergarten and 2nd grades. He brought his uniforms, showed pictures, and talked about what it was like to be in the Navy. The kids asked great questions about what life living on an Aircraft Carrier was like. They also talked about what to say to a Veteran when you see one or meet one. Thank you for your service Mr. Zwecker!
Each year the Post Standard Newspaper holds a Halloween writing contest. Hundreds of children from across Central and Upstate NY entered this year's Bruce Coville Halloween story writing contest. Each year, Coville, Syracuse's celebrated author of children's books, writes the beginning of a scary story and entrants provide the endings. Mr. Rindfuss' 5th grade class tried their hand at writing an ending for Bruce Coville's "Auntie Troll" story. We would like to congratulate Nia, Chris and Ben for receiving Honorable Mention Awards for their creative ending to the story.
This year's story is titled "Auntie Troll." The story is about a painting that hangs over a kid's bed featuring Auntie Troll and her pet dragon Delbert. One night, the painting comes alive and Auntie Troll declares that the evil Neema Watzung has stolen Delbert. She needs help to recover him, but is afraid of going alone. This is where the kids put their imagination to work!
Mrs. Sperry's 5th grade class did a really fun math review. They brought in the black lights and the fun clothes, add math manulipitives and let the fun begin.
Congratulations to the students who ran the District Elementary Cross Country Race. Everyone is very proud of you and the effort you put into your race!
With the weather turning cooler, Mrs. Dwyer's 1st grade class started thinking about pumpkins. They read a book about pumpkins and then designed their own pumpkin and painted it. They came out great!
Congratulations to our students who participated in the Empire State Games of the Physically Challenged today!
1st Day of School