Hayride Hullabaloo!

Upcoming Announcements:

Our inaugural color run, Run In Color, is happening next week! On November 10th we will paint the campus and ourselves with all the colors of the rainbow.  Please remember to REGISTER HERE using the Google Form and include each participant (even yourself).  Sponsorship forms and money need to be turned in on November 9th along with the signed waivers.  We can’t wait to Run In Color!

Good morning JK famileis,

The Junior Kindergarten class looked very different on Halloween! Our 18 little learners transformed into princesses and policeman, wrestlers and football players, and of course, bats and cats! Excitement was in air on the morning of our very first WCDS Fall Festival. Just as the children we gearing up for the big parade, the unexpected happened…we heard the buzz of the school fire alarm! Talk about excitement! We were so proud of the children as they navigated, in costumes with wigs and wands, to our meeting spot on the big field. This minor hiccup, caused by a smoke machine in the 5th grade haunted house, made our first field day one we will never forget! Once the festival was underway, smiling faces, and shouts of joy were all around. The children participated in a scarecrow relay race, spooky sensory play, snack break and dance party, and a magical hayride around the big loop! The children snuggled under warm blankets and took in the beautiful scenery of our campus and creek in the fall. It was a memorable morning for all involved. A big thank you to Miss Britney Farris for organizing the hayride for all the children to enjoy!

This week the children participated in math centers where they practiced the formation, and quantification of each number and simple addition problems. In language and literacy the class couldn’t wait to dive into plates full of shaving cream for some multisensory letter writing! They learned that our brains work best by involving as many senses as possible so as they wrote, they practiced talking to their finger as it moved and telling it the name of the the letter and the sound that it makes. Seeing, hearing, and feeling this new information will help the children solidify the knowledge in their brains!

In mindfulness, the children explored the concept of joy. After reading 100 Things That Make Me Happy by Amy Swartz, the children were invited to draw things that bring them joy. This is the first in a series of journal entries designed around studying our emotions.

We wish you a wonderful weekend!

Miss Liz & Miss Gina