Assisted by some very patient and creative six-graders, Mrs. Elmore’s first-grade class have been working on making clay sculptures of animals. This art project compliments the ‘All About’ informational books that they recently wrote which are based on research they did in class on the PebbleGo database site financed by an EPIC grant Mrs. Elmore received earlier in the year.
Pi Day ~ March 14, 2016
Every year we celebrate Pi Day on March 14th because 3.14 are the first three digits in Pi. We celebrated Pi Day here at Davis Street School on Monday, March 14th, 2016. Davis students engaged in many “pi”-themed activities for Pi Day. Here are just some of the many activities that occurred here at Davis:
Our 7th and 8th graders participated in a “pi” scavenger hunt on the playground with Mr. Wentworth and Ms. McCray. They also made “Pi” t-shirts in class. Also, they found “pi” by measuring the circumference and diameter of hula hoops. (insert scavenger hunt, t-shirt, and hula hoop pictures)
Students in 5th grade made “pi” skylines using graph paper. (insert pi skyline pictures) Ms. Barbour’s students played a game where they had to order the digits of Pi after memorizing as many digits as they could! (insert notecard picture)
Students in 4th grade made pi bracelets and found pi by measuring circumference and diameter of circular objects. (insert bracelet and string pictures)
Students in grades 3-8 had the opportunity to “pi” a teacher if they could memorize a lot of digits of Pi. Congratulations to Ahad Ansari for memorizing a grand total of 87 digits of Pi!! The winners for each grade level were:
Elena Hogan Perez
Keona Marie Gomes
The student council visited with school leaders across the district and had the opportunistic to ask questions about what it takes to be a good leader. District leaders,including the superintendent answered questions from Davis Street students and from students around the district about what it means to be a leader. Great Job to Pricilla Rubio for representing Davis!
The Davis Street Student Council visited the Saint Thomas More Soup Kitchen at Yale on Wednesday, January 13th. We visited this beautiful facility for the first time last year, and have built a strong partnership with them since then. All student council members in grades 3-8 attended the trip and volunteered in many different ways throughout the day. They prepared food, greeted guests, served food, passed soup, cleaned up the facility and wrapped up "to-go" meals for the visitors. These students represented Davis with poise, maturity, and sincere empathy for others. We are so very proud of them and the leadership skills they all possess. Check out the slide show below.
11 Davis Street School 7th and 8th grade girls went to Yale on Friday, December 4th, 2015 for a Girls Math Day. The event was run by Mathcounts, an organization at Yale that works with middle school students on math. The 11 girls participated in different math-related activities and celebrated the accomplishments of women in math. They were encouraged by female Yale students to continue to study math as they get older. The morning ended with a visit from Anjelica Gonzalez, a professor of biomedical engineering at Yale. She talked to the girls about how she got into the field of math and science and the great things she gets to do with her career in biomedical engineering. It was a great day for our Davis Street girls!
Today, November 23, 2015, the Davis Street Student Council met to assemble care packages for the Saint Thomas More at Yale Soup Kitchen visitors to take with their Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. All council members, in grades 3-8, did an amazing job assembling care packages with items such as deodorant, chap stick, hand lotion and snacks, and including personalized notes for each one. They wrote very thoughtful and kind words to the soup kitchen visitors and even drew beautiful illustrations. These will surely put a smile on their faces on Thursday. We look forward to visiting the soup kitchen for our first trip in January to meet some of these wonderful community members and give back to those in need.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Geoff Rodkey is best known as the screenwriter of the hit films Daddy Day Care, RV, and the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas. The author of the acclaimed middle grade adventure-comedy trilogy The Chronicles of Egg, he's also written for the educational video game Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
He wrote the book series The Tapper Twins. His new book, the follow up to The Tapper Twins Go to War, Geoff Rodkey delivers another ultra-modern comedy told as oral history with texts, screenshots and smartphone photos. When Claudia initiates a citywide scavenger hunt to raise money for charity, it's not just the twins' opposing teams that run riot. With the whole school racing to trade in sights seen for points to score front row tickets at Madison Square Garden, they may not get to the finish line with their dignity-and social lives-intact!
More pictures to follow.
Visit his website: http://www.tappertwins.com/books.html
Books are for sale through the school. Contact Davis Street if you are interested in learning more or purchasing a book.
Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor forBrown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after graduating, worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. In 1984, he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books, and he now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.
What do teachers do when they have a professional development day? Here at Davis teachers and staff spent the day working with artists and professionals from Arts for Learning of Connecticut to develop new innovative ways to infuse arts and academics. We also celebrated staff achievement and continued our work with restorative practices.
Click the button below to watch Davis Street students participate in a Polka Dot Pants Dance contest.
A total of 110 participants in the fourth through sixth grades from 13 New Haven public schools worked both individually and in teams to demonstrate problem-solving abilities in a newly established math tournament hosted by the University of New Haven.
Congratualtions to all the students from Davis Street who participated. The Davis Street School community is so proud of all your hard work.
2nd place Team: Davis Boys Team
2nd place individual: Blake Battaglia
1st place individual: Koen Schweiger
Read the article in the New Haven Register
Davis Girls Team Members:
Skylar Hopkins Johnson
Davis Boys Team Members:
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