Watson students participate in a wide variety of field trips during the school year. Examples of Field Trips include
- Kindergarten - Green Meadows Pumpkin Patch, Legoland, the Northeast Texas Children's Museum, Dallas Zoo, and more.
- First Grade - Sci-Tech Discovery Center, The Dallas Arboretum, Perot Museum, and the Crayola Experience
- Second Grade - Heritage Farms, Heard Museum, Color Me Mine, and Frontiers of Flight
- Third Grade - Texas Discovery Garden, UTA Planetarium, Trinity River Aududon, and South Garland Children's Play
- Fourth Grade - Austin, InnerSpace Caverns, Elm Fork at UNT, and Fort Worth Stockyards
- Fifth Grade - Perot Museum, Sky Ranch, Dallas Museum of Art
All of our field trips enrich the learning of our students and provide a real word connection to the curriculum.
Our Watson Wildcats stretch and grow their math skills through thought provoking games that will expand their problem solving skills and challenge their strategy techniques. We have competitive teams for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade who participate in tournaments throughout the year and have done extremely well in competitions.
Project based learning
Project Based Learning (PBL) consists of projects that are complex tasks, based on challenging questions or problems, that involve students in design, problem-solving,decision making, or investigative activities; give students the opportunity to work relatively autonomously over extended periods of time; and culminate in realistic products or presentations.
Our Watson Wildcats have the privilege of participating in three elective courses throughout the year through our STEAMschool program. On Fridays, STEAMschool provides our Wildcats with innovative experiences beyond our core curriculum that give students exposure to additional science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics content. STEAMschool allows students to engage with content and experiences that will stimulate creativity and connect to real world learning. We just finished session one for this year and look forward to beginning session two in January.
On Thursday afternoons, Our VEX Robotics team meets with Mr. Garcia and Mrs. Naughton to learn about the exciting world of robotics. Our Wildcats are provided with the amazing opportunity to design working robots that compete in competitions throughout the district and beyond. Our competitive group of fourth and fifth graders learn problem solving and team building skills, as they participate in each challenge.
Throughout the year Watson Students participate in many exciting programs and activities. Here is a small taste of what our Wildcats do.