Did you know that Woodway Christian school has 3 clubs? This year, we have had kids participate in the running club. They met once a month to run and then ran in races around Waco as a WCS team. We also have an amazing cooking club! This club met twice a semester and made delicious treats. We are looking for a parent to take this club on next school year so please let us know if you are interested! Our last club is the Wildcat Community Service Club! This club has been the hands and feet of Jesus to our community. Yesterday, in chapel we heard an update about all this club accomplished this year. They collected food for animal shelters, canned food for the food pantry, and donations of toys and pajamas for Foster Village. In chapel, our students had the opportunity to hear more from Foster Village and how important the donations were to the kids in foster care. We are so thankful for the staff and families who make these clubs possible!
Today our 4th graders got creative teaching us about famous Americans! They have taken a few weeks researching a famous American, creating a presentation and finding the perfect costumes. Today, they pretended to be “wax figures” of their famous Americans! The best part of this museum is that, when prompted, the figures came to life and told about what they accomplished. What a fun way to study history!
Our amazing 1st graders had the opportunity to go explore the Mayborn Museum this morning! Over the course of this school year, they learned a lot about pioneer life and did a few author studies. Today, they had the chance to tour the historic village and see how the pioneers lived. Then, they spent time in the Eric Carle traveling exhibit where they did hands on activities to learn about this amazing author and his books. What a fun way to extend their learning outside the classroom!
About a month ago, our 2nd graders started preparing for their poetry recital. They picked out poems, memorized them and found the perfect props and costumes. Yesterday, they performed these poems for their families and schoolmates. Wow, did they do a fantastic job!! This was the 10th year our 2nd graders have participated in the poetry recital and we love seeing their creativity and hard work.
Last week our 6th graders went on their over night field trip to Kemah and NASA. While they were there they built rockets, experienced a NASA Escape room and created robots that would move moon rocks back and forth on the moon! They had a fabulous time and brought back wonderful memories. We are so proud of this group of students and they way they explore the universe God created!
Last week our 1th-8th graders took the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). The ITBS is a standardized test that our teachers use as a tool to ensure our students are reaching their full academic potential. Our students work really hard during testing and our kindergarteners stayed very quiet all week so there were no distractions. By the end of the day on Thursday, they were all in need of some fun. So, Friday our middle school students hosted our annual End-of-ITBS-Tournament! We love this event! It is a great way to celebrate the end of a long week of testing and it is a middle school fundraiser. It starts with picnic style pizza lunch. Then, our kiddos divided into dens and the competitions began!! There were a series of relays and then a huge dodgeball tournament! At the end of the afternoon, the scores were added up and the Green Den won! This was the perfect ending to a week of hard work.
Last week our Pre-k 3 and 4 year olds went on fun field trips around Waco! Pre-k 3 year olds went to Brazo’s Feed store where they got to hold baby chicks! The Pre-k 4 year olds explored the Arboretum. They saw amazing flowers and heard all about the gardens. We love that these kids are learning so much about the amazing wold God created!
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