Celebrate Good, no…Great Times!

3rd

Important dates/notes:

  • The silent auction bidding for Celebrate will go live as of 3pm Friday (3/22). Visit the link below to begin your bidding! https://www.betterunite.com/WheelingCountryDaySchool-halloffame/Auction?a=cb38ca3d-0c74-4466-ada8-10469b891c49 All silent auction items will close at 9:30 pm Saturday (3/23).
  • Saturday, March 23rd – CELEBRATE! 
  • Thursday, March 28th: Early Dismissal @ 11:30 AM – No aftercare. 
  • Spring/Easter Long Weekend: March 29 – April 1st
  • Tuesday, April 2nd – 10:00 AM Late Start
  • This year for our school wide Spring Egg Hunt, we are asking for your help. Your child is coming home with 5 eggs. If you could fill those eggs 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. 
  • “The deadline for the Virtual Talent Show is rapidly approaching! The virtual talent show will be released Wednesday April 10th. Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds and should be edited and formatted before submission.  If there is an issue with your video, I will reach out. The deadline for video submissions is **Monday April 1st.**Please send all videos to talentshow@wcdsedu.com Thank you and we can’t wait to see what the kiddos have to offer this year!

Hello 3rd Grade!

In math we continued working with fractions. Students drew models to compare and used several other resources to discover more equivalent fractions. We even enhanced their learning with a new type of manipulative known as “railroad track” fractions. Ask your kiddo to describe this cool fraction tool! Phonics this week consisted of the suffix /-ness/. Their hard work when reading, writing, and spelling with this suffix was no less than shy of greatNESS! In reading, students finished their literature circles. The Third Grade Angels have all but completed the book and will save the last chapter for next week…it’s a Surprise! Seven students finished their trek on the Oregon Trail with Ranger, while Five students came down from their chocolate fever, and six kiddos learned how to pay attention to detail with their pal Clementine! Meanwhile in writing, students continued their research project. This week we learned about chapters. This is also known as what three main topics he/she wants to focus on. 

During our geology deep dive, students learned that there was once a supercontinent called Pangaea. As earth’s plates shifted, Pangaea split into two and then eventually seven major land masses. We played a game to identify and then label the seven continents. Students embarked on a quick scavenger hunt to discover more about culture. We talked about music, arts & crafts, and of course food! See if your kiddo can tell you which food was created to satisfy the needs of hungry coal miners!

**Please tag us both when sending emails and/or Talking Points if you have any questions or concerns this school year: hwilliams@wcdsedu.com  & pbuck@wcdsedu.com 

See you at celebrate! 

 Hanna, Paula, and Alissa