It’s Cool to Be Kind

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

– A Note From Jessica Maxwell Photography

Parents,

Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your children at Wheeling Country Day School.  Two years ago we had sweltering heat, last year brought the cold and this year we had the perfect temperature! Finally! I had a blast with them. Below you will find the link for photo selections. 

https://jessicamaxwell.shootproof.com/gallery/22485383

You can navigate to your child’s grade and locate their folder which encloses 2-3 options. Please select the photo you would like printed with your package by using the STAR.  Please only STAR one photo. 

Please note that in order to streamline the process this year, final edits will be made to the photo you select before they are sent to print.  If not already caught, I will fix things like specks of food on their faces or clothes, reflections in glasses etc. One final note on glasses-if you see a photo of your child without their glasses, you can choose to select it and the glasses will be added in before printing. 


Please make your selections this weekend or by Monday, October 2nd. If you have any questions over the weekend or need to schedule absentee/make-ups please text me stating your child’s name/grade and the question. You can reach me at 740-296-9700.

Make-up day will be this coming Tuesday, October 3rd. 

Thank you very much,
Jessi 

Classroom Announcements:

  • Thursday, October 5th- Grandparents Day!Please RSVP to the office- 304-232-2430 to let them know grandparents or special people that will be coming to visit. Children are permitted to leave with them once our program has finished. Please let the teachers know if your child will be staying in school after the program ends or if they will be leaving with a guest.
  • Friday, October 6th- is an 11:30 dismissal for the entire school.  There is no aftercare on this day. 
  • Monday, October 9th- No School.  Enjoy fall break!
  • We have friends with allergies and are a nut-free classroom. 
  • Beforecare is available in the gym from 7:30- 8:20 and aftercare from 3:30-5:00.
  • Teacher Email: mshah@wcdsedu.com, awolle@wcdsedu.com, ashultz@wcdsedu.com

“The more he gave, the more delighted he became”.  The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister presents a beautiful message of friendship through the story of a fish that learns to make friends by sharing.  Reading this story together led to a class conversation showing that our preschoolers have some great comprehension skills and an understanding of how they can share kindness.  

What does the Rainbow Fish look like?

  • Dax- every shade
  • Mylah- colorful

How did the rainbow fish feel when he didn’t share?

  • Aubrey- sad that the other fish wouldn’t play with him

What would help him to be happy?

  • Lola- Sharing is Caring
  • Dax-He gave one to all his friends, and they played together

How can we show kindness?

  • Parker- sharing
  • Kipton- making friends
  • Lola- leave people alone(when they need space)
  • Scarlett- saying thank you
  • Sophia- take turns
  • Aubrey- like this (smiles)

The preschool friends have some great ideas for how they can practice kindness which led to the introduction of the preschool “kindness ribbons” to the children.  The teachers will look for acts of kindness and the children will report when they notice someone being kind.  These acts of kindness will earn a ribbon that will be displayed in our classroom. They will help remind us of times when we were kind to others or when a friend shared kindness with us, as well as, to seek out the good in ourselves and others.

For art time this week, we continued to explore mark-making through lines, but decided to incorporate a new element- music!  We’ve noticed that during daily discovery, our building blocks have become guitars, the large metal cans are drums, and our stumps are a stage for these little music lovers.  So, music with a slow tempo was played and the kiddos were invited to draw to the beat of the music. Some children drew swirly lines, some straight, and some felt moved to make rainbows.  When a fast tempo was presented,  the swirls, lines, and zigzags picked up the pace, as well. Soon, their little toes, hips, and arms were moving to the rhythm and many of them transitioned from art time to dance party mode. Their giggles, smiles, and stellar dance moves made for one of those amazing and magical preschool moments!

Enjoy Your Weekend,

Miss Meredith, Miss Arden, and Miss Airry