Windmill Point kindergartners learn sight words creatively

Windmill Point kindergartners learn sight words creatively

Students in Tara Nettles’ kindergarten class at Windmill Point Elementary are learning their sight words in innovating ways. The students created turkeys and added first quarter sight words to show their knowledge of the words. The students worked diligently to complete their sight word turkeys during the fluency and word work portion of their day. They thoroughly enjoyed reading the words to each other once the turkeys were completed.

Windmill Point kindergartners learn while enjoying a snack

Windmill Point kindergartners learn while enjoying a snack

Students in Carmela Innamorato’s kindergarten class at Windmill Point had a delectable time learning about the night sky! Students used Oreos as they explored how the stars and moon are in the night sky. The cookies helped students to see why the phases of the moon make the moon look different each night. Pictured, from left, are Zavant Scott-McEwan and Donovan Tripodi.

Windmill Point Mock Election!

Windmill Point Mock Election!

The students of Windmill Point Elementary School participated in a mock presidential election.  The students took part in the mock election in their technology class and were able to “vote” for president and senator!

Windmill Point Odyssey of the Mind team places ninth in world finals

Windmill Point Odyssey of the Mind team places ninth in world finals

The Windmill Point Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind team recently competed at the World finals event at Iowa State University. It was a creative extravaganza where more than 800 teams from all around the world shared their ideas and work. The Windmill Point teacm competed against 51 others from around the world, and placed ninth overall for Division 1, Problem #2- Weird Science. Pictured, from left, are Edly Hyppolite, Tajhana Springs, Morgan Torbus, Maddie Nicklo, and Janathan Rivera. The team was coached by Robin Marmitt, who was taking the picture.

Windmill Point Odyssey team second in state competition

Windmill Point Odyssey team second in state competition

The Windmill Point Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team recently participated in the state level competition under the direction of Robin Marmitt.  Congratulations to this fantastic team as they won second place and will now move on to the “world level” competition in Iowa! Pictured back row, from left, Edly Hyppolite, Morgan Torbus, and Madeline Nicklo. Front row, from left, Jacob Jennings, Tajhana Springs, Jonathan Rivera, and coach Robin Marmitt.

Windmill Point student throws out first pitch!

Windmill Point student throws out first pitch!

Windmill Point Elementary 4th Grader Joshua Jones threw out the first pitch at Friday evening’s St. Lucie Mets game!  Money from tickets sold to Windmill Point Elementary students will benefit the 4th grade St. Augustine trip and other 4th grade activities!

Windmill Point students and staff support worthy cause

Windmill Point students and staff support worthy cause

Students and staff at Windmill Point Elementary School recently put on their hats and dressed in pink to show their support for two worthy causes. As part of the district-wide Stand Up to Stand Out anti-bullying campaign, everyone pulled out their pink attire and wore it proudly to proclaim that bullying is not tolerated on our campus. As a Community Outreach effort, students and staff made contributions to United Way and held their heads high with their favorite hats. Community Outreach is a school support committee which works to give back to the community and show outhe school’s compassion for others. 

Windmill Point students bee’s best spellers

Windmill Point students bee’s best spellers

These Windmill Point students were all smiles after achieving first, second and third place during the school’s Spelling Bee!  Congratulations to, from right, first place winner Talia Ricketts, second place winner Christopher Moore, and third place winner Angel Rodriguez.

Windmill Point students celebrate Black History Month

Windmill Point students celebrate Black History Month

First grade students at Windmill Point Elementary enjoyed a Black History presentation. Students participated in African American dance, listened to African folktales, and got up close and personal with artifacts brought from Africa. As students listened to a poem about famous African Americans, they got a feel for what their daily life would be like without inventions created by many of those influential people. Pictured are students in Allison Weicheck’s class as they explore the African wood artifacts.

Windmill Point students celebrate literacy

Windmill Point students celebrate literacy

Students in Dorcia Reid’s first grade class at Windmill Point Elementary recently dressed up or created posters of their favorite characters and participated in a parade around the school to showcase their favorite character to parents and fellow students. Following the parade, students shared their books with their classmates and explained why they liked the character they chose.

Windmill Point students demonstrate musical articulation

Windmill Point students demonstrate musical articulation

Fifth grade students in Kim Terpening’s music class at Windmill Point Elementary used their bodies
and scarves to describe what they hear in music. As students work to reach their learning goal of understanding notation and being able to read and notate music, each student was given a scarf to demonstrate their understanding of staccatos and legatos. Students used the scarves and their bodies to distinguish between these two forms of musical articulation as they listened to “The Syncopated Clock” by Leroy Anderson.

Windmill Point students earn PBS game hour

Windmill Point students earn PBS game hour

Students in Mandy Farrell’s third grade class at Windmill Point Elementary School were recently awarded a PBS game hour for their good behavior. Students paid $20 Wildcat Cash to spend one hour playing games with their friends.Pictured, from left, are Marshall Domond, Conner Henderson, and Daniel Etumnu.

Windmill Point students enjoy a boating field trip

Windmill Point students enjoy a boating field trip

Windmill Point fifth grade students investigated the St. Lucie River’s ecosystem on the River Lilly Eco Boat Cruise. They enjoyed seeing the river that is so wild it was used in the James Bond film “Moonraker” to
represent a tributary of the Amazon. It is on the same waters used by early settlers and Native Americans. Pictured are students from Laura Young’s class who enjoyed seeing alligators, turtles and lots of native birds.

Windmill Point students enjoy field day

Windmill Point students enjoy field day

Fifth grade students at Windmill Point Elementary School recently enjoyed competing in the events at Field Day. Spirits were high along with the competition. Students remarked that they have a “blast” at Field Day, which shows students how much fun physical activities can be working together. Pictured are Joey Cerbone, left, and Peyton Mertz demonstrating teamwork is the key to success!!

Windmill Point students enjoy Kids at Hope Day

Windmill Point students enjoy Kids at Hope Day

Windmill Point Elementary celebrated its first school-wide Kids at Hope Day recently. The day centered on mental time traveling, which involved exploring students’ future life in the following four destinations: career and education, home and family, hobbies and recreation, and community service. Many thanks go to St. Lucie County School Board member Carol Hilson, pictured, who spoke to fourth grade students, not only about her career choices, but also about believing in oneself and setting goals to reach one’s dreams, and to all of the guest parent and community speakers. Windmill Point Elementary students, staff, and parents believe the Kids at Hope vision, that all children are capable of success, no exceptions!

Windmill Point students enjoy science experiments

Windmill Point students enjoy science experiments

Students in Meghan Brown’s third grade class at Windmill Point Elementary are enjoying working on their science experiments during their science block as they explore the scientific process. Students help one another by coaching and encouraging their teammates to formulate questions, generate hypotheses, conduct experiments and collect data.  Pictured, from left, are Julia Ribeiro, Paul Alegre, Catherine Nehru, and Karicia Santiago.

Windmill Point students enjoy special visit from a furry friend

Windmill Point students enjoy special visit from a furry friend

Windmill Point students in Dan Butts’ and Sherri Neri’s classes were treated to a visit from Mr. Neri and his dog, Princess. Fifth grade students have been studying plant and animal adaptations. Princess is a Siberian Huskie and Malmute mix. Mr. Neri explained how Princess has adapted to life in Florida. She has less thickness of hair because it doesn’t get as cold here. She loses hair but not as much as if she was up north. One of the children asked how she dealt with the heat, and Mr. Neri laughed and said the same as we do — she goes into the air conditioning. He also explained about how cold it gets up north in Alaska.