Fall in Love with Learning


Important dates/notes:

**School Photo Reminder: Please choose your 1 photo by Sunday evening. If there is not a photo chosen, Jessi will be forced to choose so printing can begin. For picture make-ups, photos are in the corresponding folders. 

  • Monday, October 9th– No school 
  • Tuesday, October 10th– 10:00 am start
  • Wednesday, October 11th– 3rd Grade Field trip to Wheeling Park
    • The address is 1801 National Road, Wheeling, WV. The middle school is next to the pool area and there is a sign that says “Wheeling Country Day.” A teacher will meet you and your child at that building/sign between the times of 8:20 AM-8:45 AM. 
    • For the kiddos that need before care, please have your child at WCDS Main Campus by 8:00 AM. 
    • Students will need to be picked up between 3:00 PM-3:30 PM. After care students will arrive back to WCDS Main Campus after 3:30 PM. 
    • This will operate like a normal school day so 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. If there are any questions, please reach out to both of us.
  • Friday, October 20th Oglebay Zoo (Details to come)
  • Tuesday, October 31st– Fall Festival: 2nd – 5th parents are invited to join us for our Halloween Parade and Festivities at our Wheeling Park Branch Campus. The children will be transported to Wheeling Park after lunch and the fun will begin around 1:00. All parents are invited to come join us! (More information to come.) 

Hello Families!!

In math we focused on the inverse of addition: subtraction! Place value helped serve as our guide for learning proper alignment of subtraction problems. We even tried a few misaligned problems to show how easy it would be to reach the wrong difference (answer).  The kiddos also learned how to prove that their subtraction problems were correct by…. Adding! See if your child can show you an example! We changed gears in ELA this week. The kiddos learned morphology. Morphology deals with prefixes, base words, and suffixes. This week, we really focused on base words and suffixes. The suffixes taught were -s and -es. This concept even helped us when learning grammar this week! Kiddos learned all about singular and plural nouns and how they have either an -s or -es as well! Ask your kiddo what the word morpheme means! We wrapped up the main idea skill by playing a mystery bag game. This is where students had to determine the main idea of each bag by determining the mystery items inside. 

In zoology this week, we moved onto a new class of vertebrates. They are warm-blooded and covered with hair and fur. They can live on any continent! We, as humans, are also this type of vertebrate! Ask your child to tell you what they learned about mammals! National Parks has set up base camp on our project. We can’t wait to see all of the cool facts and information that each student will present at the end of the month!

Last, but certainly not least, we all had a blast on Grandparents/Special Friends Day! The room was full of special people in our lives, with whom we made many happy memories. We loved every minute of it!

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 relaxing and wonderful fall break! 

See you Tuesday! 

Hanna, Paula, and Alissa