iPad Resources for LA and Math

The Departments of Mathematics and Language Arts is sharing the availability of the grades 4-8 i-Ready iPad Apps for Vocabulary and Math.

  • Please find the descriptions for each App below.
    • 1World’s Worst Pet – Focuses on vocabulary fluency, particularly with Common Core identified Tier 2 words; helps build academic vocabulary fluency. World’s Worst Pet exposes students to over 1,000 Tier 2 words at 6 different levels through four engaging games. Aligned to the Common Core, this app provides student-friendly definitions, a playful narrative, a fun reward system and thought-provoking writing prompts.
    • LINK: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/worlds-worst-pet-vocabulary/id730540095
    • 2Door 24 – Provides practice in math computational fluency, supporting problem solving and freeing working memory to allow students to engage in higher-order thinking. It helps students achieve computational fluency – an integral part of success in mathematics! Created for the Common Core, Door 24 provides targeted practice in the use of basic facts, number sense, and algebraic thinking. Students can work through 6 different levels and multiple problem sets as they help fix Victor the robot’s circuits.
    • LINK: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/door-24-math/id770879638?mt=8

Join Us for a Holiday Sing-Along!

SingAlongThe sing-along can be enjoyed from 8 a.m. until, roughly, 8:20 a.m.

Many thanks to Ms. Crumpton and her chorus students for this wonderful holiday activity!



Donate for a Cause: Pink Lids and Tabs

Assist DBFE students and teachers in collecting tabs and Yoplait Pink Lids for two great causes! Students are asked to bring in (cleaned) pink lids from Yoplait yogurt, and turn them into their classroom teachers. Lids will be turned in by Mrs. Alvarez during Winter Recess. Please have them in by Thursday, December 19th.

Should you have any tabs from drink cans, pet cans, or any other can that has a tab, please turn these in as well. Mrs. Alvarez will be dropping off DBFE’s first batch during the Winter Recess. Continue to collect the tabs throughout the year. The second drop off will be in April.

Many thanks to all who participate and special thanks Mrs. Alvarez for her efforts in orchestrating these collections!

TAB-A-THON Contest:

“Participate in the Tab-a-thon and help the Ronald McDonald Houses of South Florida.

Collecting aluminum tabs is a fun and easy way to recycle and more importantly make a difference in the lives of children and families. Since the start of the Tab-A-Thon program in 2005, almost $30,000 has been raised on this program and continue to raise funds for our Houses. This is over 40 million pop-tabs that have been collected and recycled! Our goal is to continue to collect the pop-tabs in 2014 to benefit the environment and continue to raise funds to our Houses.”

(Excerpt from https://rmhcsouthflorida.org/tabathon.)

Yoplait Pink Lids:

“With every lid redeemed, you’re helping women and families in your community. Donations triggered through Save Lids to Save Lives will benefit Susan G. Komen® and its network of more than 120 local Affiliates. General Mills’ partnership with Susan G. Komen® has supported millions of women fighting the disease in communities across the country by helping to fund education, treatment and research initiatives.”

(Excerpt from https://savelidstosavelives.com/desktop/#story.)

Annual Toy Drive – Begins Dec. 2nd

Help those in need this holiday season! Donate to the  annual toy drive at Dante B. Fascell Elementary School.

There are many homeless children in the shelters of our community that are in need of gifts this holiday season. Help us make a difference in the life of a child by bringing in a new unwrapped toy, as follows:

  • Pre-K, Kg, 1st grades – For a child between the ages of 3 – 6
  • 2nd & 3rd grades – For a child between the ages of 7 – 9
  • 4th & 5th grades – For a child between the ages of 10 – 12
  • Teachers / Staff – For a child between the ages of 13 – 16

We are also accepting donations of NEW clothing or shoes for adults or children as well as shampoo, diapers, wipes, toothbrushes, and deodorant.

As we teach our students about wants and needs, we hope you will consider making a donation to help those less fortunate.

Bring in your items by Friday, December 13, 2013

We will be delivering these items before the holidays to the Chapman Partnership for Homeless. For over 10 years, with the help from public and private organizations, thousands of toys, clothes, and other necessities have been donated to this shelter. They depend on donations from the community.


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“Fall Into a Good Book” Bookmark Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following students who won our Fall Into a Good Book Bookmark Contest:










Veterans’ Day: Monday, Nov. 11th

Today, we celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.


History of Veterans Day

(Excerpt from The US Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs)

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars”.

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The first Veterans Day was observed with much confusion on October 25, 1971. Currently, Veterans Day is observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

(Credit: http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp)