We’re ‘Egg’sausted!


Upcoming Dates

  • April 1 – Talent show submissions due! 60 second videos. Email to talentshow@wcdsedu.com  
  • April 2 – Classes resume at 10:00am. Before care available. 
  • Monday, April 8th – Eclipse viewing at Wheeling Park (afternoon only). School will provide transportation. Pickup at WCDS Middle School.
  • Wednesday, April 10th – Carnegie Field Trip 5th, 6th & 7th graders (all day). More information to come. Also, Virtual Talent Show release!

After Spring Long Weekend, we will be routinely allowing the 5th grade back in the creek during recess more regularly, as long as the weather permits. If your child does not have creek shoes or a towel at school, please check in and make sure they have all the items they need.

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.

We wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent in eggs or items to stuff into the Easter eggs for this year. Our class was thrilled to be the leaders on this project and flashed back to so many wonderful memories of their own egg hunts as younger students at WCDS. They all worked so well together this week to organize, package, and individually count thousands of eggs for all of the students at our school. Thank you again for your continuous support.

Language Arts:

  • Ask your child about our special guest, Mr. McFadden. He came in to tell a personal story that connected to our main character, Mr. Terupt, in the class novel. 
  • Class novel project: We are working on our presentations for a mock Board of Education meeting. Ask your child to tell you about which character they will become for this big event. 
  • Stay tuned for a special “Poetry Slam” event put on by our 5th graders! 


  • Introduction on subtracting fractions 
  • Continued practicing our fluency facts for multiplication and subtraction 

Weather Balloon:

Mr. Hladek joined us this week for our introduction into the JoJo X! This is the 10th year of the Weather Balloon release at WCDS and our kids are so excited to be a part of it. We have applied for our jobs and watched videos on what this project entails. As we begin to work on the technology that is involved with this project, we have learned about GPS trackers, weather maps, and meteorology. Soon enough we will begin learning how to track weather with our very own balloon! 

Social Studies:

Our students began a unit on states and capitals. We are currently learning about the northeast region of the United States. We recently had a lesson on text features, where we learned about the various parts of nonfiction text to help aid us in our upcoming research. Students will be quizzed on the correct spelling and location of the northeast region states and capitals after the weekend.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Katie and Kristina