PEEP OUR HOPPY WEEK!

UPCOMING DATES & ANNOUCEMENTS:

  • 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!
  • Easter Break: 11:30 Dismissal Thursday, March 28. No Aftercare. Classes resume with a 10:00 start on Tuesday, April 2nd.
  • Wednesdays are our library days.  Please return any books your child has finished reading on this day. Sign up here to be a Guest Reader!
  • Thursdays are Preschool’s walk your child to class day.  Feel free to park at the shelter and join us for our daily discovery time if your schedule allows! 
  • We have friends with allergies and are a nut-free classroom. 
  • Beforecare is available in the gym from 7:30- 8:20, and aftercare from 3:30-5:00.
  • Teacher Email: mshah@wcdsedu.com, awolle@wcdsedu.com, aschultz@wcdsedu.com 

Hello Preschool Families!

What a HOPPY and EGGSellent week we had in Preschool! We jumped right into the theme of the upcoming holiday! A sensory tub filled with pastel pasta and little hidden wooden carrots, bunnies and eggs kept the kiddos fine motor and cognitive skills buzzing as they dug their way through looking for the hidden objects. They painted with something new this week… PEEPS! They dipped peeps into paint to create beautiful patterns on cardstock eggs. Parker “Oh whhaaaaatt we can’t eat them!?” They worked on their number sense as they identified numbers on the Easter Eggs and were tasked with filling the egg with gems to match the number. They learned a new letter this week… no surprise here… it was the letter E. They practiced forming the letter E with pasta on eggs. They did a wonderful job and were so proud of themselves! They brushed up on their alphabet awareness as they sorted through halves of eggs that dawned an upper case letter or a lower case letter and were challenged to find the matches to make the eggs whole again. The kiddos took their jobs very seriously and exhibited great focus! We are proud of these brainiac bunnies! This week the children learned another nursery rhyme “Down By the Bay” it has quickly become a classroom favorite and you can hear them during snack, centers or running through the amphitheater putting their own spin on the rhyming pairs!

Aubrey – “Have you ever seen a whale with a polka dotted … TAIL”

Lucas – “Have you ever seen a cat wearing a … HAT”

This week we read Jan Brets “The Easter Egg”. In this enchanting story Hoppi the bunny is determined to create the BEST Easter egg of the year. However, it is not as easy as he thought it would be. He takes a walk into the woods to think. There he finds a blue Robin’s Egg that has fallen from its nest. Hoppi settles on the egg, keeping it warm until the baby hatches. He quickly learns the value of doing something nice for others as the Easter Bunny declares the hollow Robin’s Egg the best Easter egg as a reward for his kindness. The children realized that it’s not always about how pretty something or someone is on the outside but rather how important it is to be “pretty” on the inside. The children were then given a wooden Easter egg, various shades of acrylic paint and glitter to decorate. We loved hearing the children compliment one another about how beautiful their eggs were!

We wrapped up our eggshausting week… ok ok, we’re finished, with a school wide egg hunt. The children looked like track stars as they raced to each find 12 eggs… while we know they can count 12 … we also know they each found more than that… way to capitalize on the moment kiddos! A special thank you to 5th grade for organizing this event!

We hope that you and your funny little bunnies have a beautiful Easter weekend and that the sugar rush only lasts for a brief time. We will see you all at 9:20 on Tuesday!

Miss Arden, Miss Meredith & Miss Airry