Hocus Pocus…Everyone Focus!


Important dates/notes:

  • Tuesday, October 31st 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 1:20-3:00 for 2nd-8th grades. After lunch, children can change into costumes before boarding a bus to our Wheeling Park Branch Campus. If your child can wear their costume to school without distracting their learning, they are welcome to wear it in the morning. We will do two bus trips to transport the children to the park. Parents, please join us for an afternoon of fun at the middle school branch campus anytime after 1:00.  We will begin our parade around the pool as soon as the children arrive at the park led by our grand marshal’s Ms. H and Maddie Kirchner, the winner of the Grand Marshal auction prize. Then, the children will rotate through different stations with their classmates. No backpacks are needed this day! 
  • Friday, November 3rd – No School due to Faculty Conference
  • Monday, November 6th – Regular Start Time – see you between 8-8:30!

Hello Third Grade!!

 In math we wrapped up our number sense studies with reviewing all concepts that we’ve covered thus far. These kiddos are ready to roll on into multiplication!  In ELA this week, the kiddos continued to expand on morphology. This week we continued to focus on the  suffixes -tion, sion, ion and -ive.  Students used Elkonin boxes, which is a visual tool that is used to isolate sounds or phonemes. We also strengthened our context clues through whole group exercises. In grammar, we ventured into compound sentences with conjunctions. 

In zoology this week, we took a closer look at all of the classes of vertebrates. Each student selected an animal to further research for their animal project. Ask your kiddo which animal they chose! National park research continued and is approaching the final stage of completion. In about a week, everyone will be sharing finished projects with their peers and maybe we’ll invite other classes to our exhibition! 

 Please tag us both when sending emails and/or Talking Points if you have any questions or concerns this school year: hwilliams@wcdsedu.com  & pbuck@wcdsedu.com 

See you Monday! Hanna, Paula, and Alissa