Family Reading Night
This year Willard East has chosen The BFG by Roald Dahl as our school wide book. Students were each sent home with a copy as their Christmas present. This story is about a little girl named Sophie and her growing friendship with the Big Friendly Giant. Families are encouraged to read the book at home together and then join us for our Family Reading Night to be held on March 2. More information to come about this fun evening.
February's Character Word of the Month is Courtesy
Willard East is a Digital Media Citizenship Certified School
As our students are becoming one to one with technology at an early age, WEE is striving to empower and protect them. In class, the computer lab, and the library the students have completed their Digital Passports and corresponding curriculum. An agreement came home regarding this comment we want to make with you as a team. At the Common Sense Media site you will find some more information about our efforts, and how you can become an important part of your student's online learning and safety.
STEM Club is well under way for 3rd and 4th graders in session 1. This session students were working with Lego Stop Animation to create a short movie. Week 1 students were paired up and asked to create a story board and backdrop with their partner. Week 2 students started building their scene and the props that they would need to complete their movie. We just finished week 3 and everyone did a fantastic job of filming. We have lots of different story lines and they really grasped the idea of short movements working best for their film. Next week, we will have a premier party where the students can all show their films and enjoy some popcorn.
This week 1st Grade classes had the opportunity to have some guest speakers come in and talk to them about community helpers. Our helpers this week were a nurse and Transland trucking. The kids really enjoyed getting to climb inside and look around in the big truck. Some even got to be helpers as nurse Chelsea demonstrated how to put a sling on a broken arm. Thank you Transland and Chelsea for taking time to come and speak to our students!
Thank you for your participation in our fundraiser earlier this year. Ever wondered what we spend that money on? In this case, we needed more chairs! Thanks to you we were able to purchase 84 more chairs to seat individuals for assemblies, music programs, and other events that happen here at our school. We also created a new ball field on the playground! We still have about half of our fundraiser money left. Thanks, again!
We are ready for the holidays at WEE! We've decked the halls and crafted Christmas count downs throughout the building. The 4th graders did an awesome job with Santa's Holiday Playlist musical on Tuesday! As a reminder, we opened the link for our next STEM Club "Tech Squad" session is January 11-February 1, each Wednesday from 3:45-4:45pm. 3rd and 4th graders are invited to participate.
We enjoyed celebrating our Tiger Pride Assembly last week and honoring several students doing outstanding work at WEE! First graders have been busy castle builders and Ms. Mathers third graders made some "eye catching" seashells! Don't forget to join us next Tuesday, December 13th for the 4th grade musical, Santa's Holiday Playlist, at 2:30PM and 7:00PM.