Fall Fun and a Festive Fieldtrip

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

  • October 31st – WCDS’ FIRST INAUGURAL FALL FAMILY FEST

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!

  • No school Friday, November 3rd. 
  • Wednesdays are our library days.  Please return any books your child is finished with on this day.
  • 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  

A Look at Our Week:

The book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert showed us that as the leaves blow in the wind, they truly can become anything!  The children were given the prompt “One leaf can be…”, chose a leaf from our leaf hunt, and used their imaginations to determine what that leaf could become.  

One leaf can be…

Emma- a crab! Ha! Ha!

Dax- This is called a robot leaf.

Ollie- a fish

Kipton- This is called an alligator leaf.

Scarlett- a birdie

Bodhi- It’s a mommy leaf.  My mommy will be so happy!

Forrest- a pumpkin

We continued our exploration of fall by using clay to make leaf impressions.  The children noticed the outline of the leaves and how the veins left a mark when pressed into their clay.  Once dry, the children will paint their leaves and add them to our classroom tree. The Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything incorporated dramatic play into our fall theme as the children added “two shoes that went stomp stomp, one pair of pants that went wiggle wiggle…” to a scarecrow.  And, the children completed their October self-portraits of themselves in their Halloween costumes.  We love getting to see their unique personalities presented in their costume choices and can’t wait to see them at our Fall Family Fest!

The children have mastered finding their name on their name rock to check in when they arrive in the morning. So, we have transitioned to mark-making. During our daily discovery time, the children have begun checking in by tracing the first letter of their name.  We were so impressed by the focus and patience all of the children had while practicing starting their letters at the top and following the lines presented to them.  The children were also presented with a glue station.  Using those fine motor skills to tear and cut paper, squeeze glue bottles, and place them on the canvas led to a sticky, but super fun time!

“I’m excited for a splash pad!”, “You’re going on a field trip, too?”, “It’s a field trip…wait! What’s a field trip?” From pumpkin decorating, pressing apple juice, and of course, the playground, Nicky’s Garden Center was so much fun for our first preschool field trip.  The excitement of just being out of the school and getting to bring their parents along with them was such a sweet sight! Thank you again for joining us on our adventure as we figured out what this field trip stuff was all about!