Senior Kindergarten

Loading… ✨Core Memories✨

Upcoming Dates and Announcements
Thursday, May 23rd – Field Day!!!
At 12:30 families are welcome to join us in all the fun that field day holds! This will be our last day so let’s spend it together!!
All week your invited to dress down. We are also doing a spirit week with a different theme each day. If your child chooses to join in on the fun here is a list of the week:
Monday – Favorite Team/Sport/Musician – Show off your favorite player, team, or artist by wearing something that represents them!
Tuesday – Favorite Color Day – Wear your favorite color from head to toe!
Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday – Get crazy! Wear your most wacky socks, hairstyles, and/or clothes!!
Thursday – Field Day Shirts – we will provide these on Thursday morning. Please send your child dressed in their swimsuit/waterplay clothing!
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This week was just what we needed. It was the perfect combination of relaxation and play! On Monday the weather was wonderful and allowed us to plant some beautiful flowers. We were also able to try our hand at sun paper! If you’ve never heard of this fancy material you’re missing out. The students put different objects on the paper, creating unique patterns, and sat it out in the sun. After some time, the students removed the objects in hope that their paper would have the outline of their patterns left behind. Some worked and some didn’t, but everyone who gave it a try was proud of the process. After seeing their positive attitudes it reminded us of just how magical the really process is. Sure, the outcome or product is always pretty, but as the years progress and we reminisce it’s really the moments that lead up to the outcome that stick. Those are our core memories.
The memory making didn’t stop on Monday. On Thursday we joined preschool and junior kindergarten for an early childhood Water Exploration Day. We’ll let the photos and your children’s stories tell you all about it, since they tell it best. The entire campus could feel (and hear) the joy we shared in together. Friday the entire school joined forces to serenade our dear Miss H. with her favorite song. The kiddos have been practicing “Cover Me in Sunshine” with Miss Dena for weeks and it showed. These are our core memories. We are so fortunate to be apart of all your children’s.
It’s not over yet. We’ve got more memories to make!

See you next week,
Miss Tylar & Miss Claire


No Flash Photography, Please📸

Upcoming Dates and Announcements
Thursday, May 23rd – Field Day, 12:30pm @ 8 Park Road –
This is our last day of school and all families are welcome to join us for the best day of the year!

This week was picture-worthy in all aspects! We are so happy that you all were able to join us Wednesday night for our End of Year Showcase and see just a glimpse of the magic that these kiddos create daily. Every piece of artwork, book created, and song that was sang truly showcased their passion and hard work that we’ve had the pleasure of observing and nourishing all year. We just loved how their end-of-year self-portraits reflected everything that makes them unique and amazing! Not a single detail was missed. We’re so unbelievably proud of this crew and all of our Early Childhood peeps!

As we approach the end of the year it is so bittersweet reflecting on how much they’ve changed and continue to grow. From the showcase to the weather balloon launch, JoJo X, we could not escape the tears this week. Although our hearts are heavy because we know the end is near, it’s not over yet! There’s still lots of belly laughs to laugh, happy tears to cry, and core memories to create. We fully intend to take it all in these next two weeks. We hope you all do, too!
Enjoy all the photos!!!📸

Have a great weekend,
Miss Tylar & Miss Claire

April Showers Really Do Bring May Flowers!🌷

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:
Wednesday, May 8th – End of Year Showcase, 6:00-7:00pm @ 8 Park Road
Friday, May 10th – Weather Balloon Launch, 10:00am(ish) @ 8 Park Road
Thursday, May 23rd – Field Day, 12:30pm @ 8 Park Road –
This is our last day of school and all families are welcome to join us for the best day of the year!

This week has been nothing less than busy as we continued to prepare for our End of Year Showcase that’s next week! The students have been working so hard to make sure that you all are able to get a glimpse of the fabulous things we’ve done this year. We can hardly believe that our time together is coming to an end. We’re busy making more memories and creating as much magic as we can before the last grain of sand falls from our hourglass. Next week and the remainder of the month will seem jam-packed, but it will be filled with fun! In the midst of the whirlwind of the week we also created some fabulous flowers to deliver to our Linsly Ceramics friends that we will see next week. We can’t wait to show them our appreciation for all their help and see the beautiful, freshly fired piggy banks!

In phonics and math we’ve been focusing on the proper formation of our letters and numbers. With the wonderful sunshine making its appearance we’ve been able to do this outside as much as possible! From the pencil to dry erase markers and even chalk the students are realizing that no matter what tool we use our numbers and letters are formed the same way. We will continue to work on these skills next week and may even ADD some new skills in math.

And the SK World Travels Continue 🌎✈️

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

  • We kindly ask that you send in a white t-shirt ( new or old) for your child by Wednesday, May 1st. We are going to be decorating/designing them as part of our End of Year Showcase.
  • Friday, May 3rd– 11:30 am dismissal
  • Wednesday, May 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – The Early Childhood End of the Year Showcase
  • What to expect: Families should drop off their child/children to their classroom by 5:45 p.m. Parents can then go to the gym, where the evening will begin. At 6:00 p.m. the children will come to the gym with their teachers and take their place within their exhibition space. Parents will be invited to explore their child’s exhibit and the other classes as well. Following the exhibits within the gym, children and families will be invited to enjoy refreshments in the amphitheater (weather permitting) and tour classrooms.
  • Here are the details for SK: Walk the red carpet and snap a photo with some of the newest authors in town. SK Rainbow Publishing Company will be showcasing original works in a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, chapter, coloring, comic, and flip books. Browse the books, chat with the authors, and don’t forget to snag your autographs.
  • Thursday, May 23rd– Field Day and Last Day of School for SK

The saying goes that time flies when you are having fun, and boy did this week fly by! We had a full week, filled with a few fun events and exciting explorations in the classroom. The students took part in the Fire Safety House in which they discussed and practiced the best ways to exit a house fire. Don’t worry, there were trained firefighters helping them out with their safety mobile home. We also got to continue our travels around the world during International Day. We learned traditional dances in Guatemala, Russia, and Croatia, played steel drums in Trinidad and Tobago, and received henna tattoos from India (just to name a few). We want to shout out a big thank you to Madame McAteer and all of the volunteers for creating such a wonderful experience for us.

When we weren’t having new learning experiences outside of the classroom, the students were working hard in our room preparing some things for our End Of Year Showcase. They prepared a new Writer’s Workshop, started a self-portrait, and decorated several tablecloths. We cannot wait for you to get to experience one of the topics that has remained a steady interest throughout the entire school year. It is going to be a truly special event for you all.

We hope you enjoy your weekend and see you on Monday!

Miss Claire and Miss Tylar

“I Can’t Believe They Kicked Pluto Out!”

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

  • Our love of books continues in SK. To finish out the year, we are sharing the latest Scholastic Books flyers. They have some great Spring selections. If you place an order of $25 or more, you can pick a FREE $5 book (use code READS at checkout). Please place your order by April 22, 2024.

SHOP OUR CLASS PAGE: https://orders.scholastic.com/NV8T2

SHOP FLYERS: https://clubs.scholastic.com/all-flyers

  • We will be celebrating International Day at school this Thursday, April 25th.   There will be about ten or eleven stations headed by natives of Germany, Morocco, Italy, Ukraine, Russia and other exotic countries, who will share interesting snippets from their respective cultures with the children.  We will begin right after lunch, and end with a buffet of snacks from around the world by 3:00 pm.  Children are encouraged to wear national dress from any country.
  • Friday, May 3rd– 11:30 am Dismissal
  • Wednesday, May 8th- Early Childhood End of the Year Showcase- 6:00 pm at WCDS (more information to follow)

The beautiful, sunny days this week brought on some much needed Vitamin D for all of us. Seeing everyone outside together makes our school days more joyful and brings on a new excitement to learn new things. We kicked off this week with a funny play performed by the actors at the Towngate Theater. Mr. Tim and his fellow cast members helped us remember that we should be happy with what we have and to be willing to put the work in for things that we might wish for.

The week also brought on the start of new Math centers, focusing on patterns, time, and money. The students created intricate designs using our various kinds of pattern blocks. Line dice and pattern cards helped the students draw AB, ABB, AABB, ABC, etc. patterns. Individual clocks helped the students practice telling time as they rolled dice with hour and minutes. Digital times were matched up with analog times using handy puzzles. The kiddos even counted out certain amounts of money, using pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. They have become quite the mathematicians this year and we just love how they continue to work so hard during these centers.

When we weren’t exploring all things Math, the students continue their explorations of all things Space. Very curious about why Pluto was no longer considered a planet, we read Pluto! Not a Planet? Not a Problem! by Stacy McAnulty. We also answered some top questions, including which planet is the coldest and which one orbits the fastest around the sun?

Lastly, we began our preparations for our Early Childhood End of Year Showcase. We are going to try and keep things under wraps for now, but just know you are in for the quite the treat. The students worked on some special tablecloths this week that highlight all of the fabulous learning we did this year. While our Space explorations are still in full swing, it has been fun to revisit some of our previous units.

We can’t believe how quickly this year is going but we still have some fabulous learning to do and some more fun to be had!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Claire and Miss Tylar

When the Sun Meets the Moon…🌓

Upcoming Dates and Announcements
Friday, April 19th – 11:30 am Dismissal

📚Our love of books continues in SK. To finish out the year, we are sharing the latest Scholastic Books flyers. They have some great Spring selections. If you place an order of $25 or more, you can pick a FREE $5 book (use code READS at checkout). Please place your order by April 22, 2024.

SHOP OUR CLASS PAGE: https://orders.scholastic.com/NV8T2

SHOP FLYERS: https://clubs.scholastic.com/all-flyers

Friday, May 3rd – 11:30 am Dismissal
Wednesday, May 8th- Early Childhood End of the Year Showcase- 6:00 pm at WCDS (more information to follow)

Below is the 2024-2025 School Calendar

Monday was MAGICAL and every day that followed was just as spectacular. We were thrilled to have so many join us here on campus to view the Solar Eclipse! What an amazing once in a lifetime experience that we were able to enjoy all together. If you weren’t able to join us here on campus we hope you had a good view from wherever you were Monday afternoon and if you missed the experience or just want to relive it, our very own Mr. Hladk was able to capture some pretty awesome photos from Put-in-Bay. Check out the wonder of our world!!! Speaking of our wonderful world, we couldn’t have chosen a better time to ascend into outer space. The students have been starstruck by all of the components of the sun, moon, and our earth. After reading Sun Up, Sun Down: The Story of Day and Night by Jacqui Bailey we were inspired to explore the world of shadows. Using flashlights indoors and the natural sunlight outside we discovered that almost everything can make a shadow! Watching the kiddos invent and explore with different ways to create shadows was such a beautiful sight to see. We will continue our journey outer space next week. Who knows where our rockships may land…

In Math we’ve been making patterns galore! Using counting bears and Unifix cubes, the kiddos have shown their ability to copy, create, and complete an AB, ABB, and AAB pattern. We are so proud of how quickly they’ve picked up this concept and will continue to build on our pattern skills in our next round of math centers!! Phonics has brought us l-blends AND r-blends, which has helped us spell and read more words than ever. We are so proud of these little writers and readers!

This week has been busy, but so fun! We couldn’t be more pleased with our trip across the street to Linsly’s Ceramics class. Our walk was successful and our time spent with our Linsly friends was even more productive than we thought! Mr. Hepburn and the ceramics students were extremely helpful and we got so much done that we won’t need to visit them again next week. We can’t wait to see the fabulous pieces put together and reveal the finished product!

Have a fabulous weekend,
Tylar & Claire

3…2…1…BLAST OFF🚀

Upcoming Dates and Announcements
Monday, April 8th – Solar Eclipse! On Monday afternoon, WCDS students will gather to view the solar eclipse from 3:00-3:30. Middle school students will be transported to 8 Park Rd, and we will all share in the wonder together. The school has purchased glasses for every child to wear and we joined together today (Friday) for an assembly, learning more about the eclipse and explaining the potentially harmful effects of viewing the eclipse without the necessary protection. 

Due to the timing, the alternative options for dismissal are as follows– pick your child up from the office before 3:00, join us on the field from 3:00-3:30 for the viewing, or wait until the gate opens at 3:30 to come through and pick up your child.

No student will be charged for aftercare until 4:00 pm on Monday due to the late start to dismissal. 

Wednesday, April 10th – Trip to Linsly’s Ceramics Class!
Wednesday, April 10th – Virtual Talent Show
Friday, April 19th – 11:30am Dismissal

📚 Our love of books continues in SK. To finish out the year, we are sharing the latest Scholastic Books flyers. They have some great Spring selections. If you place an order of $25 or more, you can pick a FREE $5 book (use code READS at checkout). Please place your order by April 22, 2024.

SHOP OUR CLASS PAGE: https://orders.scholastic.com/NV8T2

SHOP FLYERS: https://clubs.scholastic.com/all-flyers

While our week was a little shorter again, that did not stop us from diving right into our explorations. We were hoping that the sun would be out so that we could do some interesting sun experiments, but alas, the rain brought some darker skies for us. It helped kick off our introduction to the Moon. We read Moon! Earth’s Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty, which gave us a plethora of facts. The students loved seeing what kind of objects have been left on the moon and how it isn’t the only moon out there. Another book, Sun Up, Sun Down: The Story of Day and Night by Jacqui Bailey and Matthew Lilly, solidified all of our acquired knowledge and brought on the idea of shadows. There is so much to learn about with Space and we just love the excitement coming from the students.

In Phonics, we spent the week reviewing all of the sounds we have learned thus far. The -ng and -nk chunks are tricky, but we are starting to get the hang of them. The students are working hard to recognize the different sounds so that they can easily read and spell lots of new words. While money and time continue to be a daily practice for us, we started to take on the world of patterns in Math. Animals, colors, shapes, numbers, objects, size, and time were just some of the examples of how patterns could be made. We even started noticing patterns on clothing and with body movements. The students seem to know a lot about patterning so far and we cannot wait to see where their interests guide us.

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

Miss Claire and Miss Tylar

Short, but Sweet🍭🍫🍬

Upcoming Dates and Announcements
Friday, March 29th-Monday,April 1st – Spring Long Weekend
Tuesday, April 2nd – 10am Start
Friday, April 19th – 11:30am Dismissal
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!

Although our week wasn’t the longest, it was nothing short of sweet. We would first like to thank you all for showing up and showing out at Celebrate! It was so nice to see everyone looking fabulous on the runway. Our beautiful artwork found a lovely home with one of our very own friends. Congratulations to Ronan and the Kowcheck family for winning this beautiful, collaborative piece that these kiddos worked so extremely hard on. Speaking of our Galactic Game of Harmony, it’s beauty transformed our thinking and got our head in the clouds… or should we say SPACE! There is so much to learn about our galaxy, but we decided to start in the center of it all… the SUN. Did you know that the sun is the only star in our solar system? It’s true! We learned this and so much more about our brightest star from the book The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk. The day time is lovely, but we’re anxious to see what we can learn about the night sky.

We’ve got nothing but time on our hands (quite literally). The students are proving themselves to be some real grandfather times! We’ve been playing lots of digital and analog clock BINGO (or TIME-O) as well as matching games between the two clocks. Analog clocks can be tricky, but they’re using their skip counting and decoding skills to the fullest. We are so proud of them and can’t wait to see what our next round of math centers has to offer them! In phonics we introduced -nk chunks which are very similar to our -ng chunks that we learned last week! Everyone is working so hard to remember each of their sounds and use them in their spelling. We’ve just unlocked so many new words with these chunks! We cannot wait to continue to put them to use in our writing as well as reading them in our books.

Enjoy the long weekend!
Miss Tylar & Miss Claire


SK Is Having a Ball! 🏀🏈⚾️⚽️

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

Saturday, March 23rd – CELEBRATE!!!

*The Silent Auction bidding for Celebrate will go live as of 3pm today (Friday). Visit this link to begin your bidding! All Silent Auction items will close at 9:30pm Saturday.

Thursday, March 28th  11:30am dismissal (No Aftercare)

Friday, March 29th-Monday, April 1 – Spring Long Weekend

Tuesday, April 2nd – Classes resume at 10:00am

  • A Note from Mr. Alex:

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!

The classroom continued to buzz this week as we added the finishing touches to our class art piece for Celebrate. We cannot wait to kick up our heels as we celebrate our fabulous school. The students have put their hearts into our collaborative work and we are so proud of how their creativity shines through. Get ready for a great time!

When we weren’t being little artists, we were adding more sounds to our card pack in Phonics. After reviewing the unvoiced and voiced “th” sounds, the students tackled the -ng chunks (ing, ang, ong, ung). Sing, long, hung, bang…so many words to add to our reading and spelling practice! In Math, we continued to our study of time, introducing a digital clock and an analogue clock. The students tried their hand at not only reading the times, but also writing each time as well. It has been a great way to review our number recognition, number writing, and skip counting.

All of our explorations have started us on a new journey and we cannot wait to reveal it to you next week. It is sure to be out of this world! Stay tuned!

If you are able to attend Celebrate, we will see you there! If you are unable to come, we will miss you and we hope you will consider donating and participating in the event online. We thank you in advance for all of your support!

Miss Claire and Miss Tylar

How do basketball players stay cool during games? They stay close to the fans!🏀

Saturday, March 23rd – Celebrate!!!
Thursday, March 28th 11:30am dismissal (No Aftercare)
Friday, March 29th-Monday, April 1 – Spring Long Weekend
Tuesday, April 2nd – Classes resume at 10:00am
This year for our school-wide Spring Egg Hunt, we are asking for your help. If you would like to donate a dozen 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 next Friday, March 22nd.  

What wonderful weather we’ve had this week! The Spring sun has made its way to the valley which means we will be spending much more time outside, playing lots of games. This crew, or should we say team, is always ready for a good game and have proven themselves to be quite the sport experts. They know just about all there is to know about football, basketball, soccer, and even pickleball. With Celebrate approaching and its Hall of Fame theme, we couldn’t imagine a better time for them to show off their sportsy skills! Our auction piece is sure to have you BALLing from amazement and POPing out your wallets to bid. We cannot wait until this piece is completed and their vision is brought to life.

Our money makers have taken some TIME off to focus on… time! After reading Telling Time by Jules Older we briefly discussed what we know about time and what we want to learn. To our surprise, they already know quite a bit! Ask your kiddo if they can tell you how many seconds are in a minute. The end of the story even gave us a *little* (quite lengthy) poem to help us remember how long things take. We will continue to build on our knowledge of time next week. In phonics this week we learned the voiced and unvoiced “th” sound, reviewed our ever growing list of sight words, and continued to work on sentence structure. We even challenged them during our sentence writing activity! Ask your kiddo what you use at the end of a sentence when you’re asking a question… We know they won’t let you down with their response! Each and every day this crew amazes us with their creative, bright, abilities. You all are to be commended for the fabulous humans you’ve put into this world.

Have a great weekend!
Miss Tylar & Miss Claire