When In Doubt, Just Add Glitter

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)
  • Monday, November 6th– Normal start time

Preparations have been in full swing for our First Annual WCDS Fall Festival and we cannot wait to share it all with you. To add a little more twinkle to our fall backdrop, the students created some uniquely beautiful stars. Inspired by the book How the Sky Got Its Stars by Gail Tuchman, each student came to see that stars are not perfectly shaped. Using styrofoam, black foam, glitter, beads, and metallic pipe cleaners, a sky full of stars came to be. From the glittery galaxies on a 2D plane to the more sculptural stars that popped out in 3D, we were blown away with the creativity of our kiddos. It was just the right touch for a full moon backdrop.

After adding some sparkle with our stars, the students were then invited to decorate little pumpkins. When given the choice to use Sharpies, pom poms, gems, sequins, googly eyes, and yes, more glitter, the students were all in. We saw everything from creepy Jack-o-Lanterns to Hawaii-bound pumpkins to glitter-bombed characters.

When our fingers weren’t looking like disco balls, we added two more letters to our class card pack. Mm and Rr are now helping us sound out and spell even more words. We also added two more sight words that we have been seeing in our books in the classroom. In Math, the students continued to hone in on shapes, both 2D and 3D. We even had some quality cutting practice as we only used our scissors to create regular and irregular shapes. The book Snippets: A Story About Paper Shapes by Diane Alber was a perfect introduction to this concept.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and see you on Monday!

Miss Claire, Miss Tylar, and Miss Maddie