See-Ya’ September!

3rd

Important dates/notes:

  • Thursday, October 5th- Grandparents/Special Friends Day; 2nd-5th Grade gather in the gym @ 12-12:20pm.
  • Friday, October 6th- 11:30 Dismissal
  • Monday, October 9th- No school 
  • Tuesday, October 10th- 10:00am start
  • Wednesday, October 11- 3rd grade field trip to Wheeling Park
  • Wheeling park trip details: RocksAnne the Snake was approved! On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, the third grade will be taking a field trip. We will be going to our Wheeling Park Campus (WCDS Middle School)! That being said, parents will need to drop their child off at the middle school by 8:45 AM. Students will need to be picked up by 2:45PM. If your child needs before and/or after school care, they can be transported by a teacher to and from the school! Students will need to bring a packed lunch, a drink, and two snacks. They still need to dress in uniform, but wear appropriate play/hiking shoes. A sheet will be sent home Monday with before care/aftercare details.

  • Friday, October 20th-3rd grade field trip to Oglebay Good Zoo! (Details to come)

***Please read the message below from Jessica Maxwell pertaining to school pictures:

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 HEART.  Please only HEART 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 

Greetings Third Grade Families!!

Our first full month of school has come and gone! Whew! This week was a nice mix of new and review concepts. In math, the students continued to prove that they could add up to any task, literally! We continued to focus on addition with three-digits AND three addends. The kiddos were finding sums and regrouping like it was going out of style! We especially focused on the correct alignment of addition problems in regards to place value. In Phonics, we worked on the /ue/ sound with words like: blue, clue, glue, true, hue, & cue, which were listed on the weekly cover sheet for practice.  Grammatically speaking, we continued to learn about sentence types, how to identify them, and which end mark to use.  In Reading, our main focus was, well…Main Idea and details. Students learned how to draw a graphic organizer to isolate the main idea and two supporting details. Ask for a “royal” example! We also continued to work on our memoirs in writing. The kiddos are learning how to add more details with a technique called, “explode the moment!” Once we master this, it will make our writing so much more enjoyable to read and listen to during Author’s Chair time. 

Deep dives remained focused on our Rocksanne the Snake project. RocksAnne the Snake was approved! Thank you so much for helping the kiddos remember to bring in a rock to paint! Also, students will be making a final selection from their “best out of three” randomly selected National Parks. The chosen park will be the focus of a research project that will conclude with a class exhibition. In zoology this week our focus was on one class of vertebrates. This vertebrates group begin life in water and develop to live on land. They are cold-blooded and most can breathe through their skin! Ask your kiddo what their favorite fact was! We also took part in an interesting experiment that simulated how an amphibian breathes through their skin!

Please tag us both via email and/or Talking Points if you have any questions or concerns this school year: hwilliams@wcdsedu.com  & pbuck@wcdsedu.com 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Hanna, Paula, and Alissa