Why don’t ants get sick? Because they have little ANTY-bodies.

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:
Tuesday, October 31st – Fall Festival
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!
Friday, November 3rd– No School (ISACS conference)

Phonics brought us two new letters and sounds, Ss and Uu. With a new vowel under our belts we’re able to create more word families! The students have been sounding out and blending more words such as “tub”, “sub”, “hub” and “bat”, “pat”, “sat”. We love to see the students eyes light up as they make the connection between blending sounds and reading. We foresee lots of book worms in the near future! Speaking of bugs, we’ve been dropping flies here in SK due to all of the nasty bugs that have been making their rounds in our classroom and homes. Oh, how we wish that were little ants with fabulously functioning “anty-bodies”… While we’ve been diligently washing our hands, cleaning, and sanitizing all of our surfaces, these vicious little bugs will not let up! We hope that everyone is on the mend or staying clear from these invisible, but very real “icky” bugs. Aside from the unwanted bugs, we’ve been digging up and discovering all sorts of insects inside and outside of the classroom. We started the week by going on a bug hunt near the creek. Despite the chilly weather, the students were able to find all kinds of creepy crawlers. While on our walk, the kiddos were really taking notice of all the places they were finding bugs. We discovered that just like us, all bugs have homes, or habitats! Back in the classroom we chose our top four favorite habits and drew the bugs that live in them. Using our drawings as a guide we then chose a bug from the habitat to create out of pipecleaners, popsicle sticks, pompoms, googly eyes, and clay! We cannot wait to expand on these bugs and their habitats next week. The students are quickly becoming little entomologists!

In math we continued expanding our knowledge on classifying and sorting. The students really enjoyed sorting shapes by sides and corners. We took it a step further and started classifying by groups such cas animals, automobiles, and shapes. Speaking of shapes, if you thought we were geometrist before – check us out now! We quickly transitioned from flat, paper like 2D shapes and started seeing 3D!! From cones to prisms, and pyramids these kiddos can name and identify them all. The students quickly made the connection between the shapes we were learning about to the real life objects we see each day.
“That cylinder is like the trunk of a tree!” – Palmer
“Captain Underpants is a sphere!” – Braden
“Cones are like a party hat.” – Finn
We concluded the week by creating 3D shapes out of toothpicks and marshmallows. The cubes and rectangular prisms were pretty spot on and they tasted even better!

As promised, we mailed out letters to our grandparents/special people and the students were thrilled to take a trip to the mailbox and place their letters in the “outgoing” mail section. Some even sent theirs off with a “good luck kiss”. Each week continues to be better than the last. We can hardly wait to see what the next week one has in store.

Have a great weekend!
Miss Tylar, Miss Claire, & Miss Maddie