YOU WOULDN’T BELEAF WHAT ALL PRESCHOOL DID!

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. Please let us know if you plan to take them with you. 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  

Hello Preschool Families!

What an unbeleafable week we had here in Preschool! Just filled with all the boo-tiful things! Ok Ok .. you get the point! With the anticipation of Halloween just around the corner, the classroom has been abuzz with chatter of their costumes, the candy they will receive and jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins! This week we dove into a little science… quite literally dove in! We read the book “Pumpkins” and learned many interesting facts. The children were astounded that just like us a pumpkin has flesh. They learned that the outer shell of the Pumpkin is called the rind or the ribs. When Miss Meredith asked the kiddos what they thought the ribs do Dax excitedly shouted “It protects the fruit inside the pumpkin!” Parker exclaimed “I have flush (flesh) too!” They learned that the “goop” inside the pumpkin is much more than just goop, that those seeds found inside can then be planted in order to get ready for the next fall season ahead! So what do you do with all those facts you’ve learned … well in Preschool you investigate them! The children were presented with pumpkins, various types of squashes cut open and utensils to dig with for those that chose not to use their hands, and they dug right in! They examined the insides closely as they giggled and squealed with excitement, their commentary certainly did not disappoint!

Lucas – “Scrape, Scrape Scrape, ewwww! I’m getting seeds! They are gooey, yucky and gross!”

Ollie- “Ewww this is DISGUSTING!”

Preston- “I’m digging for these seeds, I got em!”

Bohdi – “I’ve got some seeds too. Pumpkin seeds snack mix for the Pumpkin Patch Party”

Mylah – “These seeds are slippery”

Henry – Avoided touching with hands “I’m getting seeds… ew ew ew!”

Parker – “It just looks so soft and so disgusting inside”

Aubrey- “The pumpkins are very bumpy and shaped like an upside rainbow!”

Dax -” Everything is so cold and bumpy!”

Clara -“They are Smooth”

Kipton – “This pumpkin has more seeds”

We also discussed how when the pumpkins arrive from the pumpkin patch they are dirty, so what do you do with a dirty pumpkin… you engage in a little pumpkin washing of course! Sponges, brushes and lots and lots of bubbles provided endless fun as they made sure the pumpkins were squeaky clean! The Children took those squeaky clean pumpkins and added their own flare to them. Glue, tissue paper, feathers and glitter… LOTS of glitter! We also prepped for our Fall Fest next week by creating our BOO-tiful decor. We’ll just let you guess what they created!

We also explored the area of comparing and contrasting. After readingThe Biggest Pumpkin Ever we set out to discover which of our Pumpkins weighed the most, which was the tallest and which was the widest. We placed pumpkin 1 and pumpkin 2 on the scale. Pumpkin One weighed 21.4 lbs and Pumpkin Two weighed 14.4 lbs. The children immediately shouted out which number was larger, thus determining Pumpkin One was the winner! We learned that Pumpkin Two was the tallest coming in at 14.2 inches and Pumpkin One was once again the winner for the widest at 31 centimeters! The children loved learning how to measure with a measuring tape! We were impressed with their number sense. A bunch of math wizards among us!

We wrapped up the week revisiting Leaf Man. What happened next was nothing short of fabulous! Using items from our “nature bucket” that the kiddos have been diligently contributing to, we created our very own classroom leaf man. Giving him eyes made of buckeyes, hair made of pine needles, arms and legs made of sticks, a mouth made of a pinecone and last but not least, a body made of … LEAVES! He’s really unbeleafable! Lastly, we added the final touches to their clay leaf impressions, watercolor! Bringing just a little extra preschool color to our classroom fall foliage!

Much like the seeds we explored, once the knowledge is planted, we just continue to watch their brains grow with wonder!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend with your little pumpkins!

Miss Arden, Miss Meredith and Miss Airry