Fall Trees and Pretty Leaves

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

Gentle Reminder : Our library time is every Wednesday, please return your child’s book on that day or sooner if you would like. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Thursday, October 19thFIELD TRIP to Nicky’s Garden Center – 10:30 a.m. – We are looking for parent drivers! If you are available to drive, please let us know. If you think your child will need a ride, please also let us know! Your children may leave with you after the field trip. We will have regular arrival at school, unless you prefer to drive your child to the field trip directly and meet us there at 10:30.a.m. If you have planned to drive another child or picking up your own child, please meet us down at the shelter 10:15 am Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Tuesday, October 31st– Fall Festival! PS -1st grade parents are invited to join us on our WCDS campus. The event will take place in the morning. Mark your calendars! More information below.

WCDS’ FIRST INAUGURAL FALL FAMILY FEST

October 31st – Fall Family Fest: Haven’t you always wished that there was a field day in the Fall?  A chance to come hang out with your kids, their teachers, and fellow parents and enjoy the changing leaves around campus?  Us too!  So we decided to make it happen with Fall Family Fest.  The WCDS Inaugural Fall Family Fest will be held on October 31st from 9:30-11:00 for PS-1st grades.  The event will begin with a costume parade around our big loop at 9:30 led by our grand marshal’s Ms. H and Raegan Moore, the winner of the Grand Marshal auction prize. Your children should come dressed in costumes. You can drop your child off at the regular time and enjoy coffee in the gym with your fellow parents while you wait for the parade to begin. The children will rotate with their classes through four different stations from 10:00 – 11:00. You are welcome to take your child home after the festivities end around 11:00, or they can return to their classrooms for the remainder of the day. If your child plans to stay for the rest of the day, please send a change of clothes.  We look forward to seeing you all for our first Fall Family Fest!

Dear Preschool families,

This week, we have immersed ourselves in all the “Fall feels.” Miss Arden started with a book titled Fall Mixed Up by Bob Roczka. The children listen to the story and had so much fun looking at all the silly mixed up illustrations. Here is one example that they spotted – “Apples turn orange and pumpkins turn red.” They giggled and quickly realized this was not the case!

We set out for a Fall leaf hunt on Wednesday morning. The children were given a clipboard, their choice of a colored pencil representing a Fall color, a white sheet of paper, and a magnifying glass. They quickly became “leaf detectives.” They found a pile of leaves and with their magnifying glasses were able to capture the details of the leaves. Looking very closely at the shape, texture, and color. The excitement grew while drawing and tracing their findings. Stay tuned… their findings are about to become much more than just a simple leaf! Enjoy the comments below of our Leaf Hunt.

Ollie- “These are messy leaves”

Noah-“There was brown and black leaves”

Leonardo-“That is that painting a big leaf”

Preston-” It’s a circle leaf”

Bodhi-“It’s called “leaf”

Henry-“I made big leaves”

Forrest-“Right there. It’s medium”

Emma-“I found a leaf its name is Emma”

Kipton-“I found a brown leaf by the playground”

Dax-“It was kind of hard to find them. And I found a really big one”

Evelyn-“Red leaves”

Parker-“Oh! Look at all these leaves”

Mylah-“My leaf was like this”

Stylee- “All the rainbow leaves”

Scarlett-“These are little leaves.”

Clara-“makes sound ‘sssss'”

Heidi-“There is like green leaves yellow leaves. Leaves that have dots on them”

Aubrey-“I drew these leaves. They are really cool all the colors.”

Sophia-“I need to find a big leaf and fly away”

During Art with Miss Liz the children were given a pumpkin to touch and examine. They were then asked what they noticed about the pumpkin… here were just a few of their observations!

Sophia – “It’s cold!”

Mylah – “It has lines”

Forrest – “It has a stem”

Kipton – “It’s orange”

Aubrey – “It’s super round!”

The kiddos then turned one of those lines we have been learning about … a curvy line to be exact, into a shape… a circle! Next they added those lines they noticed on the pumpkin to their circle, and then quickly realized that one element was missing … the color! They were provided different shades of orange and yellow and all of a sudden the Preschool Pumpkin Patch had grown! Their pumpkins will be displayed all along the bottom of the “classroom family tree”.

PS Have a Fall-tastic weekend!!

Miss Airry, Miss Meredith, and Miss Arden