Room On A Broom

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  • October 31st – Fall Family Fest Haven’t you always wished that there was a field day in the Fall?  A chance to 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, 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.
  • November 3rd- No School (ISACS conference)
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Hello JK Families!!

With a warm welcome, the Junior Kindergarten class had a fantastic week preparing decorations for our Fall Festival with Miss Liz. They experimented with artists’ chalk to create glowing pumpkins, spooky bats, and liquid watercolors for illuminating moons and flying bats with giant coffee filters. The children enjoyed all the festive Halloween decoration-making. 

After reading the book Room On A Broom, by Julia Donaldson. We invited the children to come together for a readers’ theater activity. As Miss Gina narrated the story and Miss Liz took the role of stage manager, handing out costumes and props to the actors, a group of children reenacted the story while the other children enjoyed it from an audience point of view. The children impressed their teachers by listing the characters in the story and describing the setting. Here’s what they had to say about…

Actors:

“They dress up to be someone else. On a broom.”  -Regina 

“They play” -Dermot

Setting:

“They go in a castle.” -Mia 

“They act out things.” -Isaac

“Outside.” -Griffin

“Mud, swamp!”Hudson

Kudos to Mr. Alex for cultivating their love of drama!

We kept their Halloween spirits going by sifting through eyeballs, spiders, and worms to find creepy gems. 

In math, the children constructed ghost towers on the light table and counted how many cups high they could build, and we compared the length of the light table to the size of a row of cups. We explored leaves by their similarities and differences and sorted them by color to match paint samples. Then, the children chose a color of paint to mix to match the leaf color. Soon, these little guys will be able to come up with their own colors to paint a house they call home! 

In language and literacy, after picking an uppercase letter out of a skeleton bowl, the children were brave enough to cross a spiderweb to find the matching lowercase letter! With a friend, the children also hunted for spooky rhyming pairs. 

We look forward to seeing all of you on campus for our Fall Festival. Maybe we will see you in disguise!!