Activities

Field trips

Watson Kindergartners enjoy visiting a cow at Green Meadows Pumpkin Patch.

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.

Math Pentathlon

Math Pentathlon students celebrating their awards at their competition.

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

Fourth Graders enjoying their trip to Target during a project based learning service project called Kid to Kid.

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.

STEAMschool

Our Watson Kindergartner is amazed during his STEAM Meets Art class.

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. 

VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics students at their competition.

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. 

Annual Activities

Throughout the year Watson Students participate in many exciting programs and activities. Here is a small taste of what our Wildcats do.

Book fairs

Watson holds three Scholastic Book Fairs a year. One in the Fall, one in Spring, and one at the end of the school year. The final book fair is a buy one get one free sale!

Buddy day

Each Spring Watson has Buddy Day. Buddy day is a fun-filled day of games, activities and friendship. Every student pairs up with a buddy and spends the day with them. It is one of the highlights of the year and something teachers and students look forward to.

Camp Sky Ranch

Fifth graders at Watson are offered a unique, hands-on learning experience at Camp Sky Ranch. Students are provided the opportunity to learn outside the classroom in a new environment under the guidance of the outstanding faculty. Students learn by seeing, touching and discovering the world around them through our innovative courses. And thanks to the highly-trained faculty, the teachers and parent chaperones can participate and learn along with their students.

Greenhouse

Watson students have access to a full size greenhouse on campus. There is no better way to take Wildcat learning to the next level than by experiencing the science for yourself.

STARLAB portable planetarium

The STARLAB system is a portable teaching environment that can be brought right into the classroom. It consists of an inflatable dome that seats 35-45 students, a projector and projection cylinders that cover a range of topics from stars and constellations to native american legends. Students and parents a like love the special activities in the STARLAB.

Watson honor choir

Fourth and Fifth Grade Wildcats may audition for the school's choir. There are two practices, before school, a week. The Choir performs at many competitions and functions during the school year.

Weather station

Watson is an official Weather Bug reporting station. Check out Watson's Weather Bug website to see the current conditions at Watson.

Wii love gym

Wii are very excited to have implemented a Wii into the PE program. Studies have shown that playing a Wii can enhance a student's hand eye coordination. The students are using the Wii in a station setting and are loving it!

Kindergarten Sharing and Caring PBL

Mrs. Rodriguez's Kindergartners pose under Christmas tree dressed as Santa during Sharing and Caring PBL

Mrs. Rodriguez's class poses under tree dressed as Santa.

Kindergartners pose under tree dressed as snowmen during their Sharing and Caring PBL.

Mrs. Amin's Kindergartners pose under the tree dressed as snowmen during their Sharing and Caring PBL.

Our Watson Kindergartners pose with some of our friends from Brookdale Senior Center.

Our Watson Kindergartners pose with some of our friends from Brookdale Senior Center.

Kindergarteners pose under a Christmas tree during their Sharing and Caring PBL

Miss Todd's Kindergarteners during our Sharing and Caring PBL.

Kindergartners dressed as reindeer during Sharing and Caring PBL.

Kindergartners dressed as reindeer during Sharing and Caring PBL.

Mrs. Rodriguez's friends dressed as Santa.

Mrs. Rodriguez's friends dressed as Santa.

Fourth Grade Kid to Kid PBL

Kid to Kid Fourth Grade group picture with the toys they purchased

Kid to Kid Fourth Grade group picture

Fourth Grade boys checking out during their Kid to Kid PBL at Target.

Fourth grade boys checking out during their Kid to Kid PBL at Target.

Fourth Grade girls shopping during Kid to Kid PBL.

Fourth Grade girls shopping during Kid to Kid PBL.

Fourth Grade boys shopping during Kid to Kid PBL.

Fourth Grade boys shopping during Kid to Kid PBL.

Fourth Grade boys researching for Kid to Kid PBL.

Fourth Grade boys researching for Kid to Kid PBL.

Fourth Grade goal graph for Kid to Kid PBL.

Fourth Grade goal graph for Kid to Kid PBL.

Fourth Grade girls shopping during their Kid to Kid PBL.

Fourth Grade girls shopping during their Kid to Kid PBL.

Fourth Grade boys researching their Kid to Kid PBL

Fourth Grade boys researching for their Kid to Kid PBL