Submerge Storytelling - 5th Grade
Making Story Telling Come to Life - 4th Grade
The Submerged Storytelling also presented a workshop for our fourth graders. The fourth graders were in for a treat when they had an opportunity to work with Mr. Cory on the magic behind storytelling. From the outset, students heard the presenter tell two versions of the same story. He asked them which story was told better and why? This inquiry connects right back to Writer’s Workshop where fourth graders have been learning about integrating problems, mounting tension, tiny actions, setting details and dialogue. Our writers had a chance to witness storytelling come to life, as Mr. L asked them to study his use of voice, movement, and loading up of details as he moved into telling a second story.
Safety Week 2017
Denton Avenue visited the Garden City Park Engine 154 Firehouse. Students in kindergarten and first grade were able to visit with firefighters in the firehouse. Children learned about fire safety by participating in a presentation on: Fire Prevention, What to do in Case of a Fire, and Firefighters are Community Helpers.
We would like to thank the Garden City Park firefighters for their commitment to the safety and well-being of the Denton community. Visiting a fire station can be a very educational and rewarding experience. Children were able to view equipment, talk to firefighters and have a great time.
Picture Day 2017!
UNITY DAY - Denton Rocks Kindness
Denton Avenue students, teachers and staff joined schools across the country to send a message of kindness, respect and unity against bullying. Using the Principal Book of the Month, Only one You by Linda Kranz, students created beautiful works of "rock" art with written quotes and inspirational messages of kindness, hope and acceptance. On October 25th, Denton Avenue celebrated Unity Day by gathering outdoors as a school to share a mindful reflection on compassion and respect. Sitting in a large circle to symbolize our unity, students passed the rocks to one another reflecting on the messages inscribed on each one. The rocks will be planted in our courtyard garden and become a permanent display for all of us to appreciate and to reflect on the heartfelt messages inscribed on them. A special thank you to Mrs. Monda and the PTA volunteers for their help with our rock project.