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500 Doyle Road
Osteen, Florida 32764

    Coach's Corner

    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.​

    Experiencing Art 

    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.

    Grades 2-5
    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

    Art Assessment

    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

    Mrs. Petersohn