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500 Doyle Road
Osteen, Florida 32764
Faculty & Staff
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Students in Kindergarten, first, and second grade
recently practiced safely crossing streets. Students in
third, fourth, and fifth grade recently reviewed safe
bicycle riding. Please help remind each other to always
look left, right, left before crossing streets! Also, please
remember state law requires all bicycle riders under 16
years of age to wear a helmet when riding near any
road, on any public sidewalk, or bicycle path. Students
in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be participating in a
basketball free-throw contest during P.E. later this
month. Students chosen to represent Osteen
Elementary at the Elks Club Hoop Shoot contest will be
notified in early November. Finally, the weather is
changing, fall is finally here. Please make sure all
students dress in layers. Often it is much colder in the
morning than it is in the afternoon. Students need to be
able to remove layers and adjust for the weather. Please
always write student's names in their jackets, the
amount of lost and found jackets is unbelievable.
The Core Concepts and Skills
The children in grades first and kindergarten have been busy in the art room making and glazing their pinch
pots. Hopefully, the little bowls made it home safely. The children enjoyed working with clay and glazing. This is
a terrific skill to build our fine motor dexterity. We brainstormed several ways that the bowls can be used such
as a candle or jewelry holder or just sitting pretty on an end table. We are finishing up the landscape paintings
which will be heading home shortly.
The children in second through fifth are also working in clay creating a sculpture of their choice. It is amazing to
what these youngsters come up with when free choice is offered.
We are diligently working on our Juxtaposition pieces by adding details and using multiple mediums. Students
are learning to use highlights and shadows to create depth in their work.
Please check out our last special area enrichment of pumpkin chalk drawings in the courtyard by the media
The children are assessed in three areas of art for an overall grade: * skills * content * effort and behavior
The report card has a section on personal development, whereas scores will reflect good choices made in art. A
score of a 2 or 3 will impact overall status such as honor roll eligibility.
Art in the Community
The annual Deland Fall Festival is right around the corner. The dates and times to view the student exhibit will
be shared as soon as we find out the information. We are delighted that the afterschool photography/yearbook
club will display a number of photographs at this year’s show. Thanks so much to Mrs. C. Davis and Mrs.
Aronson on including photography!
After School Ceramics
The afterschool ceramics class runs for 5 Thursdays with the fifth class being a Show and Sale. Two weeks before
each session flyers will be distributed to the children in their classrooms. There are only 25 children in each
session. Please return forms promptly to reserve a seat in the class. Dates will be posted in our following