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OSTEEN ELEMENTARY
500 Doyle Road
Osteen, Florida 32764
407-688-9555
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    Coach's Corner

    Welcome back to Physical Education class. Please do your P.E. homework for September. The P.E. homework for September is LEARN HOW TO TIE YOUR SHOES!! We continually have students showing up to class with their shoes untied. This is a lifetime skill that all students need, so please set aside 10 minutes an evening to practice tying your shoes. If you have a little brother or sister, please help them learn to tie their shoes if you have already mastered this skill.

    At the end of September, we will be working on bicycle safety with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. If you are in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade start practicing on your bicycle at home now so you will be ready to ride at the end of the month. Remember to always wear your helmet when you ride!

    Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students will be working on pedestrian safety while the older students work on the bicycles. All students at Osteen Elementary review pedestrian safety for 3 years and bicycle safety for 3 years. Safety is #1 at Osteen Elementary!

    Music Notes 
     

    3rd, 4th & 5th Graders will be playing the recorder this year.

    Each child is strongly encouraged to have their own recorder.  Students will be able to bring their recorder beginning September 18th.  Yes, they will need to practice!  Have fun listening to their musical growth!  😊

    Students who are part of chorus will audition for Alice in Wonderland roles the first week in September.  Please follow the schedule on the invitation for chorus for more information. Chorus rehearsal begins September 11th from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Awesome job to all who auditioned in August!

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at HBLeFils@volusia.k12.fl.us .

    Mrs. Heather B. LeFils
    Osteen Elementary Music


    Experiencing Art 

    The Core Concepts and Skills

    Grades K-1                                                                           

    The children in First and Kindergarten have been working on water color paintings and learning about techniques such as crayon resist and salt application to create texture. COLOR and TEXTURE are two Art elements we are studying this school year in the primary grades. Fall is right around the corner so we are filling a paper with leaves of different sizes and experimenting with color. Observation is a term often used in Science experiments and that is just what we are doing with the crayon wax and salt on paint. It takes a number of hours to create a masterpiece, therefore the artwork will be coming home as soon as they are completed. Please be aware of the day your child has art and dress appropriately for we do get a little messy.  All materials used in the Art room claim to be washable.     ​

    Grades 2-5                                                                       

    The children in Second through Fifth grade are working on a “Watercolor Weaving.” These started out with a painting of your choice and using techniques such as crayon resist, salt application, and dabbing rubbing alcohol.  The observations made during the process were amazing.  OBSERVATION is one part of the scientific method the children learn in the upper grades.  The white crayon wax resists the paint creating an invisible drawing until you apply paint. The salt creates a texture when sprinkled in the wet paint giving rocks or fireworks a dotted appearance. The rubbing alcohol separates the paint leaving white marks and patterns.  The results were truly amazing. Next we will cut slits through the painting to create a loom for the weaving. The last part of this activity we are learning about key terms in weaving such as warp, weft, and loom by weaving long strips of paper through our paintings. This will create a pattern of colors through the painting, kind of like a checkerboard. The artwork will be graded and sent home when completed.   


    Art Assessment will be in the three following areas: * skills       * content       * effort and behavior 

                 

    The report card also has a section on personal development whereas scores will reflect good choices made in Art.  A score of 2 and 3 will impact overall status such as honor roll eligibility.                                                         

    Art in the Community                                                   

    There are a number of exhibits and art shows coming up in the fall.  Please enrich your child’s imagination by attending and taking part in these amazing events. The dates and times will be posted as the shows draw near. 

    After School Ceramics                                   

    The flyers will be coming out shortly for grades four and five starting the first 6 weeks in the fall.  Classes are held each Thursday from 2:05-3:05 in the Art room.  The class only services 25 students each session which is on a first come basis. The first 25 permission slips returned will be guaranteed a place in the class.