And the Adventures Continue…✈️🏛️🕌⛩️

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

  • February 9th-13th â€“ Winter Break (February 13th classes resume @ 10:00 am)
  • Valentine’s Day is coming up and we love celebrating the love we have for each other. If you would like your child to participate in passing out Valentines, they are invited to bring in a Valentine’s Box. Please make sure that their name is on it and a big enough opening to put all the goodies in. A list of names can be found here. Please send the boxes into school by Tuesday, February 13th.
  • March 2nd-11th – Spring Break (March 11 classes resume at 10:00 am)

⭐️ Now: Limited Tickets for CELEBRATE! ⭐️

Dear Families,

Tickets for CELEBRATE are in high demand! While I feel like a carnival barker, we are fully expecting to sell out within the week. How fitting that our “Standing in the Hall of Fame” event will be standing-room only.

If you are unable to attend in person, please sell vacation raffle tickets featuring exciting destinations like Disney and more. Physical raffle tickets will be available soon, but you can get a head start by obtaining digital copies right here. 

If you or a business would like to sponsor the event, there are still opportunities. Sponsorships are still available for $1,000. A $500 gift is also available to underwrite tickets for faculty and staff. As always, if you have questions, please contact Amelia Parsons at mparsons@wcdsedu.com.

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This week, SK was full of new travel adventures and learning. Our structure studies took us to even more exciting places, including the Parthenon in Greece, the Kulkukan Pyramid of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, and the Zaanse Schans windmills in the Netherlands. We have been loaded with a bounty of new information from each of these places, but more places await. The students have made a few requests and we plan to travel more next week. What we love seeing from the students is their desire to recreate the different structures using whatever loose parts and blocks they can get their hands on. There is a fierce determination in their eyes to get the designs just right, arranging and rearranging the materials so that they are structurally sound or accurate. While some prefer to build the landmarks, others have taken to a graphic language. With Sharpies, colored pencils, and paint sticks, these kiddos have taken to drawing and/or tracing the structures on white paper or transparencies. We have started quite a collection in the room, one that is growing day-by-day.

A new round of Math centers started this week, focusing on all of the types of measuring that we were introduced to. Lengths of tape were found with tape measures, parts of the classroom were measured with our Unifix cubes, water helped us explore capacity, scales and loose parts tested our balance skills, and ice made for some chilly temperature discoveries. We will continue our centers so that we can start a fresh new topic after the long weekend.

We hope you all have a great weekend and see you on Monday!

Miss Claire and Miss Tylar