Today was PJ day for our Wildcats and they did it right! They started their morning by collecting donations for FosterVillage. It was a practical way to be the hands and feet of Jesus by giving PJs to kids who do not have any. Way to go WCS! Then, they went on to have a ton of fun in their classrooms. They sang songs, made crafts, did science experiments and talked about being a light in a dark world. This is a fun, more relaxing day for our students but it is also a time to reflect on the light of Jesus and an opportunity to serve others.
Happy New Year WCS Families!
We are looking forward to seeing all our Wildcats on Thursday and Friday! Please take a few minutes and vote for us with Locals Love Us using the link below. WCS is listed under services. Thanks! See you soon!
Yesterday, our 6th-8th grade Spanish classes celebrated Christmas in a special way. They participated in a Mexican Christmas tradition called “Las Posadas” which is a re-enactment of the journey of Mary and Joseph looking for a place to stay in Bethlehem. The students had parts to play including Mary, Joseph, inn keepers and narrators. They would knock on doors and ask for a room. When they were turned away, they would walk to the next door and sing Christmas carols in Spanish along the way. Finally, at the last door they were welcomed to enter and then had a fiesta! Mrs. Carter made the kids a traditional treat called Bunuelos, which are tortillas with butter and cinnamon sugar. We love learning about how other countries celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus! Feliz Navidad!
Our fabulous 8th graders competed in an egg drop today! They have been working hard the last few weeks designing contraptions made from household items to keep eggs safe as they fall from different heights. They invited 5th-7th grade to make predictions about which eggs would survive the fall. Then, today they tests their creations and predictions! They started by dropping them from the walking track to the gym floor below and 3 eggs survived! Then, took it a step further, and went on the second floor roof! Even at that height, 2 eggs survived! Finally, they went to great heights on the roof of the 3rd floor and dropped those egg contraptions… and both eggs made it to the ground safely! One of the safe eggs was in a box and the other was in a rubber ball, but both were surrounded by popcorn which helped cushion their landing. Way to go 8th graders!
Our 2nd graders are learning about what life was like for pioneers. As part of this unit, they are researching what the houses were like. They spend time each day talking about different parts of the log cabin. Then, as a team, using household objects, they construct what they learned! This is a great way to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in a Social Studies lesson. It also provides a valuable hands-on experience for the students. What a fun way to learn!
Today, our 4th graders hosted Native American Day. Over the past few weeks, they studied different aspects of Native American life. Then, today, they presented the information, in a hands on way through different centers, to the 1st-3rd graders. We believe that a student has come to the highest level of understanding a topic when they can teach others and today, our 4th graders showed all they learned by teaching those younger than them. We are so proud of you 4th grade!
Yesterday, our middle school students had the opportunity to go to Baylor campus and visit the John James Audubon exhibit. They learned about his life, his passion for painting birds and the process of printing the pictures. Then, they put what they learned into practice and sketched some of his bird, transfer their sketch to a styrofoam plate and use ink to make a press. Their creations were amazing and unique. What a fun way to experience art!