A table is a place to make memories

Upcoming Events and Announcements:

  • Tuesday, November 21-  Thanksgiving luncheon. 12:30 dismissal for the entire school. No aftercare.
  • Wednesday, November 22- Friday, November 25-  No School. Thanksgiving Break!
  • Monday, November 27- 10:00 start
  • Teacher Emails: lizhladek@wcdsedu.com and gbowman@gbowmanwcdsedu.com
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  • Mark your Calendars! Early Childhood Holiday Story Walk: Thursday, December 14th at 6:00p.m. Morning Families,

Good Morning Families,

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays coming up, celebrating 100% family participation with 29 hours of giving, and Thanksgiving just around the corner, we have so much for which to be grateful! After reading the story What If One Day, by Bruce Handy and Ashleigh Corrin we imagined a world without birds, and how quiet it would be in the mornings. What if there was no water? How would soap work, and how sad it would be to never visit the ocean? By thinking of what we would miss, we were able to reflect on things for which we are thankful. It also made the children more aware of their surroundings and to be thankful for the beautiful world in which we live. We asked them to draw three things that bring them joy. They listed family members, pets, or even a unique experience like receiving pizza in the mail!

Our special project this week was creating a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. After reading the story The Table, by Peter Reynolds, we asked the children to think about the importance of family and to express gratitude for various reasons. These handmade centerpieces, made with clay, shiny gems, and a candle rolled by the children in melted crayon shavings, not only serve as beautiful decorations but also carry the personal touch of each child’s gratitude. It’s a lovely reminder that Thanksgiving is not just about the food on the table but also about the connections and appreciation for the people and experiences in our lives.

In the area of Math, the children shouted out the names of the number cards that were held up by a teacher and worked on counting small manipulatives to create a math problem together, they not only strengthened their understanding of numbers and operations but also worked collaboratively with their classmates. 

We introduced the children to a new afternoon special, Science with Miss Britney! Miss Britney extended our explorations of our neighborhood and community projects from last week. She added a wonderful layer for the children to understand their surroundings, how a compass works, and how to use it to navigate their way around campus here at WCDS. There was even a treasure at the end!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend, and take the time to pause and reflect on all the blessings in your life.

Wishing you well,

Miss Gina and Miss Liz