Volume VI, No. 16
Lucky Duck Day
Painting Campus with Beauty
Mrs. Lesoine's Access Points class at Fernandina Beach Middle School received a Nassau Education Foundation grant last year for campus beautification - painting the walls of their building. The students decided what they wanted to paint and the colors they would need; they measured the area of the walls and the amount of paint they would need; they made a list of supplies they would need and looked up the costs, then figured out how much it would cost; and finally, this fall, they began painting. Paraprofessional Mrs. Leary created the designs, and with her help, the students have painted two of the four walls so far.
A Carnival Transformation
Mrs. Ballard's students at Wildlight Elementary returned from the break to a carnival room transformation! A red & white big top immersed the students in fun activities, all carnival themed! Circus sentences, three-digit addition bean bag toss, carnival food graphing, and read-alouds galore! Mrs. Ballard also incorporated Greatest Showman music & themed costumes!
To celebrate a week of fun learning, the kids even enjoyed popcorn & a cotton candy treat!
Learning from Community Members
Jacksonville Jaguars Spirit Day
Counting to 100
In preparation for the 100th day of school, Mrs. Foose's class at Yulee Primary learned how to count to 100! The students practiced counting using 100 charts and math manipulatives. This week each student independently counted to 100, signed their name on our class accomplishment poster, and earned a new cubby pet.
In the science lab at Southside Elementary, Ms. Cacciapouti's class was learning about incline planes. Students were actively involved in creating them and documenting their observations!
State Board of Education Visits
Nassau County School District was pleased to host the Florida Department of Education Board meeting. Our Superintendent, Dr. Burns, presented an update on Nassau County Schools.
The Florida Commissioner of Education, Manny Diaz, Jr., recognized two Nassau County students, William Darst and Elizabeth Merritt, for their excellent achievements.
GPA Winter Schedule
When: 3:30-4:30 and 4:30-5:30, Every Tuesday and Thursday
Who: All NCSD employees are welcome from any NCSD school or administration
Where: Beginning January 17, 2023, GPA will be at Emma Love Elementary in the cafeteria