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Upcoming Events and Announcements

This year for our school wide Spring Egg Hunt, we are asking for your help. If you would like to donate a dozen of eggs filled with candy, stickers, or small toys, our fifth graders will hide them for each of the classes on the morning of Thursday, March 28th. If you are able to help, please send the filled eggs to school with your child by March 26th. It’s going to be EGGCELLENT!

March 23rd – CELEBRATE WCDS!

March 28th – 11:30a.m. Early Dismissal (No Aftercare)

March 29th – April 1st – Easter Break

April 2nd – Classes Resume with a 10:00a.m. start

Hello JK families,

CELEBRATE excitement is in the air, and the JK kiddos are working hard to create a beautiful artwork to auction off at the big event! Inspired by photography and the children’s love of the game, Hide and Seek, the class is creating a large collage of photos that they have taken of each other. Many of the photos are close-up shots of their eyes, noses, mouths, hands, etc. Your goal as their parents is to find your child hidden in the artwork! The children were partnered up and asked to photograph each other and the results are gorgeous! The photo collage will be framed and the matte surrounding the image was created by the children as well. They added cut cellophane, tissue, and painted papers to create their own name collage. We can’t wait for you to see this stunning artwork!

Cats, cats, and more cats continue to be the favorite topic in the classroom. The children learned that “cats” expand beyond the typical house cat to jungle cats such as cheetahs, bobcats, pumas, and tigers too! They were asked to think… “if you were a cat, what kind of cat would you be?” Their answers were precious! We also shared some important cat facts with these feline fans. Did you know, cats sleep more than 70% of their lives? And that they make over 100 different sounds?

In math, the children had a chance to use their very own abacus to show a number. Using their beaded apparatus, they would count to the given number… in example “show me 10, 15, 30” etc. They were so excited to grasp this tricky concept! Short vowel Ee took center stage this week in phonics as they practiced that it’s sound and formation.

In mindfulness, we practiced rainbow breathing and read the book The Rainbow Book by Kate Ohrt which talked about how colors can convey emotions. Officer John also stopped by to give the children a brand new basketball ball for them to practice their sharing skills. The children continue to work hard on building their interpersonal skills and we are so proud of the kindness they show each other!

In science, rainbows and shamrocks were the perfect topic with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner! They learned how to create a rainbow using water, a flashlight, and a CD. Shining the light at just the right angle on the CD submerged in water created a rainbow on the wall! Then the children created their own rainbows using paper towels, markers, and water. After coloring the ends of the paper towels, the kiddos dipped them in water and watched the colors rise! They also colored their own shamrocks using GRASS! Rubbing vigorously pushed the pigment out onto the paper to make a beautiful green color!

The end of the week brought preparations for St.Patrick’s Day as we invited the children to create their very own leprechaun traps. We heard that the leprechauns will be in town over the weekend so we have high hopes of catching one or scoring some gold coins and treats at the least!

We hope your weekend is filled with rainbows, gold, and lots of luck!

Miss Liz and Miss Gina