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2019 Spelling Bee
Super Spellers! Ten 4th and 5th grade spellers faced off for a terrific spelling bee, and after many rounds of great competition, Brennan Edwards was the declared the champ! Congratulations to all our contestants, and a big thank you to our spelling bee committee.
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2018 History Night
Red Cross Nurses, Presidents, Military Officers and - an Exploding Cannon! DLR 4th and 5th graders brought their studies to life the evening of November 15th during our annual History Night. Their costumes and projects were terrific, and families learned all about central figures and pivotal moments in US history. The highlight of the evening was a confetti cannon!
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Veteran's Day White Table Breakfast
At DLR, we are thankful to be in a military community! We are honored to have over 100 military kids. On the morning of November 9th, military students and families were celebrated with a Veteran's Day breakfast. These students got a few minutes out of class to celebrate with their active and retired family members. Our 3rd and 4th grade students made Veteran's Day cards to hand out, and our 5th grade students set a special white table after reading America's White Table. Attendees enjoyed light refreshments and kind words from Dr. Milstead. We also learned of the yellow ribbons tied around trees near the entrances of DLR. We currently have 12 families with members deployed. We look forward to the time when those ribbons are cut from the trees. We appreciate all of the sacrifices these families make to give us the many freedoms we have. Happy Veteran's Day from the DLR tigers.
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DLR Red Ribbon Art Contest
This year, along with the anti-drug message, we highlighted the anti-bullying aspect of the Red Ribbon campaign. Our students worked on projects in Art class related to the anti-bullying message by accenting kindness, friendship, and being helpful to others. Themes for each grade level were as follows: Kindergarten- “It’s Cool to Be Kind”, 1st- “Be Wise, Be a Buddy”, 2nd “Be Kind, Everybody Matters”, 3rd “If Your Heart Is a Volcano, How Shall You Expect Flowers to Bloom?”, 4th-Had a choice of themes and 5th-“In a World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind.” Each grade level was judged based on creativity, color, neatness, and message presentation.
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Fire Safety Lessons
The students in Mrs. Miller’s kindergarten class were visited by some of our local fire fighters. We learned all about fire safety and the importance of having smoke detectors in our homes. We even got to sit in the big, red fire truck!
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2018 Fall Storybook Character Parade
Stories came alive on Friday, October 12th, as students dressed as beloved characters from their favorite books. We had everything from ninjas, Waldo, Pinkalicious, Black Panther, Harold and his Purple Crayon, and a gigantic carrot. Such a fun day celebrating reading!
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Students Study White Rhinos
The 4th grade DLR and KES Challenge students, along with their teacher Mrs. Patterson, went on their first of two field experiences to White Oak Conservation! This year our unit of study will focus on the white rhino species. In class, students will watch live camera footage from White Oak to observe play behavior between the calves. We will then compare the play behavior of rhinos born in the wild and those that are born in captivity. We are thankful for our partnership with White Oak Conservation and their dedication to animals. We look forward to our second trip in the spring!
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Good News Club
One great thing about DLR is we are family! Our older challenge students visit and help the pre-k students often. Last week, the pre-k class wrapped up a unit on colors, and the challenge students helped to create color books. The excitement felt in Ms. Graff's room on Wednesdays is contagious. The students love working with their buddies, and the relationships they are building are truly magical. As Ms. Graff's door says, they are "making the world beautiful" one day, and friend, at a time.
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Custodian Appreciation Day
Hug a custodian! We celebrated our crew this week on National Custodial Worker Appreciation Day. Our custodian staff is the best because they truly love DLR. They are here each day with smiles, a laugh, and are always willing to help. Their job as custodians is only a small part of what they do for our school. They lend a hand to a crying child, they buy ice cream for kids that never have money to get a treat, they clean faces, they jump cars, help wash hands, and work all after school activities without extra pay or sometimes acknowledgement. Thank you so much!
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Fabulous Fall Festival
Wow, we had FUN!!! A color run, cake walk, basket auction, bounce houses and jousting, games galore, and FUN, FUN, FUN! Thank you to all our families who came out and supported our festival, and an extra big thank you to all of our volunteers - the Coast Guard, parents, and even former students who came back from the middle schools and high school. It was so good to see you! Thanks for a great festival!
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International Dot Day Celebration
Dots, dots everywhere! On faces, walls, and in our hair! The students of DLR had a blast celebrating International Dot Day. The fun began in Mrs. Benton's Visual Arts room when she read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds and then lead the children in creating beautiful dot art of all kinds. The unit was topped off with face painting and students sporting their best dotted clothing - some the students had painted themselves!
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We Are DLR! PBIS Kick Off Assembly!
We Are DLR! We are Repectful, Responsible, and Safe!
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Winn Dixie Novel Study in 3rd Grade
David L. Rainer's 3rd Grade students wrapped up their Because of Winn Dixie unit with a celebration before the Labor Day weekend. Throughout our unit, we discussed friendship and acceptance. Students created their own bottles for our version of The Mistake Tree. Students also participated in Gloria Dump's backyard party, complete with streamers, Dump Punch, egg salad sandwiches, and even Littmus Lozenges. It was a great way to wrap up our first novel study!
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Cumberland Quarters!
In collaboration with Cumberland Island National Seashore and the US Mint, the second graders of Camden County helped celebrate the official launch of the new Cumberland Island Quarter! It is the 44th issue of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, and the only quarter to honor a national seashore. In the weeks prior to the ceremony, the children learned all about Cumberland Island and the minting process, wrote about what they learned, and designed quarters of their own featuring scenes of Cumberland Island. Twenty DLR students were honored for their writing, and 16 for their artistic designs. Each child in attendance received a shiny, newly-minted Cumberland Island quarter. It was a historic day for our children and our spectacular Cumberland Island!
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Kindergarten Color Days
Throughout the first couple of weeks, the Tigers of DLR help the kindergarten students learn their first sight words. Each day, staff members and students wear a specific color to help the young students identify their color words. Starting with red, and ending in pink, we all support our newest Tigers! Welcome to our DLR Family!
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2018 Grad Walk
2018 DLR Graduating Seniors
We are so proud of our 2018 graduating seniors! Thank you for coming back and letting us share your joy! We Are DLR!
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Cathy Douylliez Named Teacher of the Year
Cathy Douylliez was named our DLR 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, Cathy!
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Real Live Book Fair Heroes - En Masse!
We are so grateful for our two Coast Guard units! Both units were represented by 18 valuable volunteers who put up our book fair in record time! Thanks to all who help us set up the fair and take it down twice a year. We appreciate you so very much!
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3rd Grade Time Travelers!
Third grade students visited Fort King George in Darien, Georgia on March 9th. Heritage Day was being celebrated, so students were able to experience colonial life of the 1700s. Third graders and chaperones visited a Native American campsite, watched blacksmiths and weavers do their work, and witnessed cannons being shot over the marsh and river, just as colonists did hundreds of years ago to protect themselves against enemies.
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Singing Stories in 2nd Grade!
David L. Rainer 2nd grade students had a special treat on March 9th. Mr. John Wilke from NC came to perform a concert and sing-alongs with the students. He was so engaging and the students had great fun. He incorporated children’s literature and even gave a few music lessons. Fun was had by all!
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The Circle of Life on Cumberland Island
Fourth grade was given the amazing opportunity to travel to Cumberland Island as a part of the "Every Kid in a Park" initiative. While they were there, they were introduced to different ecosystems and native species on the island. They participated in simulations that helped them understand the vital role of the food web and its' effects on the ecosystem. Our students had a great day learning and exploring!
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Family Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A
Good food and good fun at our DLR Family Spirit Night! Thanks to all who showed support!
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Super Spelling Champ!
Update: Luke took fourth place in the Camden County Spelling Bee! Congrats, Luke!
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Fascinating Minerals!
Mr. Stephen Cason recently captivated our third grade classes with his beautiful collection of minerals. He started his career as a rockhound as a boy when father gave him his first stone. Through the years his collection and expertise has grown, and his passion and generosity ignited the interest of a new generation at DLR when he gave each child an amethyst at the end of the presentation! Thanks so much, Mr. Cason! Great Job!
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