First Grade Scientists

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, October 5th – Grandparents Day, 1st Grade 8:30 – 10:30 am
  • Friday, October 6th – Early Dismissal, 11:30 am NO AFTERCARE
  • Fall Long Weekend October 7 – 9
  • Classes Resume – Tuesday, October 10, 10:00 am

We “exploded” into learning this week! We had a blast predicting the outcome of an exploding apple. As apple scientists, we observed our apple before we added two ingredients, vinegar and baking soda to the core of the apple. Then we illustrated the results while adding the ingredients and after the reaction was over. Ask your child which apple had the biggest reaction and why.

We then moved on to investigate our next animal habitat-the Arctic. The video “A Walk in the Arctic” brought this habitat to life and gave us good information to create our own snowy habitat. With the help of a little shaving cream, glitter and imagination, we fashioned unique takes on this cold and barren landscape.

A note from Jessica Maxwell:


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.

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 it is 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.