A Book a Day Keeps the Worms Away

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

  • Tuesday, November 21st – Family Thanksgiving Feast, 12:30 pm Dismissal, No Aftercare that day
  • Wednesday, November 22nd-Sunday November 26th – Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, November 27th – Classes Resume, 10:00 am Start
  • Progress reports are now available on Veracross. If you have any questions or difficulty logging on to the Parent Portal, please contact Asylnn Belancic at abelancic@wcdsedu.com.
  • Thursday, December 14th at 6:00p.m – Early Childhood Holiday Story Walk 

While the belief is that an apple a day will keep the doctor away, we in SK think books are even better healers! Our latest unit of study has us in full book mode, both in reading them and writing them. In preparation for our first visit to our Northern Branch Classroom, we flooded our room with all things literature. The students discussed the different styles and genres of books, including fiction, non-fiction, comic books, flip books, cookbooks, How To books, and even coloring books. We took a few quick field trips to our school library, taking time to pick a book to put in our Book Boxes. Before heading downtown, we watched a video about how books are made and decided to try our hand at making our own. We might not have the fancy machinery, but we are going to make them just as beautifully. Each student picked which kind of book they wanted to make and the topic. After reading How to Write a Story by Kate Messner, we learned quite a bit new vocabulary words including setting, characters, and drafts. The students picked a setting for their stories and made a quick sketch. We will continue our book-making adventures next week and after the break. Stay tuned for a publication and release date!

Our first visit to the Northern Branch classroom was a success and we have to give a huge shoutout to all of our helpers. Being able to visit the Public Library was a hit, especially the idea of books that actually read to us! While in the classroom, we completed a Writer’s Workshop all about where we could possibly find our favorite book in the whole wide world. The students bravely shared their work in front of everyone and we were so proud of them for that! We heard everything from bird eggs, the moon, outer space, cats on top of cars, Paris, and the Statue of Liberty. A trip to downtown would not be fun without a visit to the playground, which is always a blast. We hope to visit again in the Spring!

The cherry on top for the day was having 100% of our SK families donate for 29 Hours. Words cannot even express how grateful we are for your continued support as we guide your children on their learning journeys. They are one special group and we have so been enjoying getting to see them grow and blossom as tiny humans. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

As we gear up for the holiday, we want to share our gratitude for you all and your children. Their giggles, smiles, jokes, ideas, and even sad moments are the reason we do what we do. It isn’t always easy, but every minute is worth it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Claire, Miss Tylar, and Miss Maddie