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  • Graduation

    Announcing the 2018 WBEC Graduation The joyous occasion is Friday, May 25, 2018 The times are as follows: 8:45 to 9:30 am Group1 Ahern, Alvarez, Buck, Fetzer, Rosinski and Suyat 9:50 to 10:35 am Group II Rockey, Tillman, Pressley, Oduyemi, Heefner and Smith

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  • Celebrating Dr.Seuess

    At WBEC Dr. Seuess's Birthday gets celebrated the whole month of March. We have had what's your favorite book polls, a skit, flashlight reading and special guest readers. We would like to thank Everyone who has helped make this a memorable month. We encourage our students and families to read so that they can gain a love of books that will last them a lifetime.

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  • Kindergarten Parent Information Night

    The Kindergarten Parent Information night is scheduled for March 8th from 6:30-7:30. Staff from local elementary schools will be there to answer your questions and provide information about programs at their schools.

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  • How to read Aloud Expressively

    1. Relax and speak clearly 2. Project voice with breath support 3. Vary phrasing by paying attention to punctuation and emotion 4. Vary pace according to the action 5. Vary volume for effect 6. Read with feeling 7. Sit so everyone can see 8. Hold the book toward the listener 9. Read book ahead of time so you can look at listener 10. Pause at the end so listener can think about book and enjoy the ending.

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  • Activities with Informational books

    Write own book about how something is made or grows or an experience. Fold paper into columns in one write what they say in the other write what you think. Do an Author study. Alphabet book that is factual. A is for …. Select book with visual appeal and recreate it

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  • Roles of the Reader

    1. Informer/mediator- Makes comments about how the book relates to the child 2. Co-respondent-Adult shares personal reactions and invites responses from the child 3. Monitor- Recap child’s understanding of the story and provide additional information 4. Director-Introduce, pace, and announce the conclusion

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  • Ways to use Informational Texts

    Selecting Informational books: The “5A’s” The Authority of the author The Accuracy of the content The Appropriateness of the book for children The Artistry of the language The Aesthetic or artistic appeal of the book’s overall appearance

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  • What is the Literacy Project?

    In 2016, Pizza Hut made a global commitment to impacting 100 million lives over 10 years - building on its long-standing commitment to inspire a love of reading through the BOOK IT! Program. This initiative, called Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project, enables access to books and educational resources, empowers teachers and inspires readers. To bring this commitment to life, Pizza Hut has teamed up with First Book to distribute grants to educators serving kids in need. Beginning in February of 2018, Pizza Hut restaurants will raise money to benefit First Book members.

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  • Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    This week Mrs. Heefner’s class learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We painted our hands on Wednesday to represent unity. The heart in the middle of our artwork represented love. The Ebony magazine in the middle was an original from 1962. The article in the magazine on Dr. King was, “From Booker T. to Martin Luther King.”

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  • Pumpkins

    During the month of October we studied pumpkins. We got to clean out a real pumpkin and feel the pulp and pick the seeds out with our fingers. We also did different activities with pumpkins, like counting, sink and float, measuring with unifix cubes, rolling pumpkins in paint, counting pumpkins, patterning with pumpkins, and various other task that will help with finger dexterity and concepts later in schooling.

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  • Art Walk

    This year our students participated in our Annual International Art walk. There were many countries, cultures, and landmarks that were represented through student art work down the hallways of the school. Many parents attended and viewed the various displays of art work and learned about the cultures that students have explored throughout the school year.

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  • Orange You Glad Its Fall

    During the month of October, the students in Mrs. Ahern’s class have been learning about pumpkins. We cut a pumpkin open to explore the pulp and the seeds. We learned about the pumpkin life cycle from seed, sprout, vine, blossom, to pumpkin. We compared the seeds of a pumpkin to that of an apple, and discussed their differences. Students helped to plant both types of seeds. We can’t wait to watch them sprout. In art we mixed red and yellow paint to see what color is created when they are mixed. Students had fun painting with their newly made orange paint. We used their paintings to cut pumpkins out and to build a pumpkin patch for our bulletin board. We worked on our fine motor skills by hammering tees into pumpkins and enjoyed playing with orange playdoh. We had fun playing farmer’s market in dramatic play and the students loved playing with tractors and picking out pumpkins in our corn sensory bin.

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  • How drawing Contributes to Self- Expression and Writing

    1. Filling In- Before children can write pictures provide the information 2. Warming up- Prewriting activity. Children think about what to write 3. Planning with-Use drawing to organize their thinking and remind them what they want to write 4. Elaborating Upon-use drawings or multiple drawings to motivate them to produce more 5. Talking about- serves as a prop for what is drawn as well as written words 6. Evaluating with-use the pictures to assess if this would really happen or make believe

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  • Transportation

    During a study on transportation in August and September, Ms. Fetzer and Ms. Kilgo’s class explored transportation related center materials. They participated in STEM activities such as building with magnetic vehicle pieces, engaged in imaginative play with school buses, dump trucks, and trains, and they even used the wheels of the vehicles to create process art! Topics the class learned about during literacy circle included transportation vocabulary words, vehicle sounds, and color names.

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  • Emergent literacy Behaviors

    1. Show understanding of oral message by listening and responding appropriately 2. Pretending to Read and Being familiar with a text 3. Use pictures and words to communicate. Can read what they wrote even if you can’t 4. Tracking print with left to write and Up and down 5. Knowing writing vocabulary and identifying in context such as a letter , a word 6. Recognize familiar words or print 7. Recognize what sounds the same 8. Naming letters and/or sounds 9. Making connection between written and spoken words 10. Interacting with print and thinking about it

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  • Having a Ball

    Mrs. Rosinski, Mrs. Sowell and Mrs. Ivey’s class has been “having a ball” for the past couple of weeks. The students in their preschool class have been studying about Balls. They have explored all kinds of balls; bouncy balls, cotton balls, yarn balls, cheese balls, footballs, plastic balls, golf balls and even a bowling ball. The class has had various questions that they have explored in this unit of study and for their final project they asked, “Can you build with a ball like you do blocks in the block area?”

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  • Farm Unit

    During the farm unit, In Ms.Tillman,Ms.Rushing,and Ms. Bruschi's class students voted on their favorite farm animal and identified animal differences, homes and sounds. Students learned what kind of products we get from farm animals especially milk. Students enjoyed discussing where milk comes from and how cows make it. Students watched this process using an educational video and practiced milking cows using classroom props.

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  • Grandparents Day

    Mrs. Heefner’s Class celebrates Grandparent’s Day by inviting grandparents to see their grandchild’s daily routines. We had some refreshments that provided through a donation from Food Lion. Students performed a song. We also presented a picture slide show of the student’s first couple of months of school.

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  • Your Child Can Be A Better Listener

    Your child Can Be a Better Listener! Here’s how: Start early-Even though an infant can’t talk, a newborn baby can listen and respond to the tone of your voice, to a lullaby, to lively music. Be a good example- Give your undivided attention to your child whenever possible. Stop what you are doing and really listen to your child when he or she talks. Remember: Parents who listen have children who listen.

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  • How to make the Reading/ Writing Connection

    -Show your child that anything that is said, heard, or read can be written -Make lists - Create Stories - Write a rhyming poem -Make a calendar -Create a family story

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  • How to Read with Your Child

    Before Reading -Look at front/Back cover -Discuss picture on the cover and predict what the book is about -Relate pictures to previous knowledge -Discuss the title -Look at a page in the beginning, middle, end and make predictions -Motivate your child to read

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  • Where and When to Read with your Child

    Where and When to Read with your Child -Choose a comfortable reading place -Quiet, orderly, and free of interruptions -Telephone and door answered by someone not reading -Turn off TV -Limit Interruptions -Read in Fun Locations -Set daily time for reading

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  • What to do when you do not have a book

    Use -Advertisements or fliers -Weekly newspaper -Brochures, booklets, catalogs -Magazines -Food packages

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  • How to Select Books

    -Allow child to choose -Assist in choosing books -Take turns choosing -Choose Based on Interests - Ask other children their favorite books -Ask librarian -Ask child’s teacher...

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  • What to do at Home to prepare your child for reading at school

    You can help by -Developing language skills by -Take walks and Talk -Visit places and talk about what you see -Be in nature and talk about how things grow -Discuss foods and where they come from -Visit a park for fun and turn taking - Plan a picnic or family activity -Do fingerplays...

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  • Reasons to read with your child

    Social Reasons -Fun -Show your love -Share values -Express and discuss emotions -Make positive comments to your child -Knowledge of other cultures...

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  • Top 5 Reasons I don't Read with my child

    The Top five Reasons I don’t read to my child “I’m no good at speaking or reading” Just the act of reading let’s kids know it is important. This helps shape children’s attitudes toward reading at an early age. Children don’t care how much or how well you read. They will remember the time you spend together and the attention they receive. They also enjoy talking and sharing about the story.

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  • It looks like play but we are learning

    It looks like play but we are learning … to work and play together … to respect the rights of others …to listen as well as speak …to express ourselves creatively …to grow in self control …to grow from dependence to independence …to listen to directions and follow them …to finish what we start …to clean up after work time …to participate in group activities …to enjoy using a variety of materials …to share toys, equipment and experiences …to develop an interest in books …to dramatize stories and experiences …to develop an interest in the world around us …to improve muscular coordination …to stay with plans for a longer period of time …to develop new interests and extend old ones …to understand new words and be able to use them …to BE HAPPY!

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  • If your child is new to WBEC

    If your child will be coming to WBEC for the 2017-2018 school year, we want to welcome you and share a few brief notes. Staff members are not required to be on campus until July 14th. Upon their arrival, they will be doing staff development for the first few days. You should get a call from the teacher to set up a home visit which will take place during the time period between July 20 and July 24. This will be the first communication you can expect from our staff. During the home visit, you will receive a great deal of additional information and have a chance to get to know your child’s teachers. July 25th through July 27th are set aside as Beginner’s Days. Each teacher will divide the class in thirds and each third of the class will come to school on a different day. This allows the teachers and students to get to know each other as the students learn the routines. Please plan to come to the auditorium at 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled Beginner’s Day for a few minutes to meet with the Site Administrator, Mr. Ken Roess, for a brief orientation. All students attend on July 28th and thereafter. Again, the faculty and staff of WBEC welcome you and are excited to partner with you as your child begins their educational journey.

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  • NC PRE-K Openings

    Attention Parents! NC Pre-K openings are available on a first come, first served basis at the Walter Bickett Education Center at 501 Lancaster Ave. School hours are 7 am to 1:30 pm following the UCPS year round schedule. It’s easy to apply now! Complete an NC Pre-K application and return it with the required documents (listed on page two of the application) to the Alliance for Children office. This high quality, state funded program is FREE to students who will be four by August 31 and are income eligible. For Applications, Eligibility Table, Frequently Asked Questions, family resources and more: https://theallianceforchildren.org/nc-pre-k/. Applications are also available at the Alliance for Children office at 105 Cedar Street, Monroe.

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  • Graduation

    Announcing the 2017 WBEC Graduation The joyous occasion is Friday, June 2, 2017 The times are as follow: 8:45 to 9:15 am Group I Alvarez, Fetzer, Pressley, Smith and Suyat 9:30 to 10:00 am Group II Douglass, Rosinski and Tillman 10:00 to 10:30 am Group III Buck and Oduyemi

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  • Senator Tommy Tucker reads to students!!

    On May 15th, Senator Tommy Tucker came to Walter Bickett Education Center to read to Ms. Douglass’ class. The students really enjoyed the book he read, “Don’t Eat the Teacher”, and were eager to predict the ending. When he was done reading, he was rewarded with hugs from all the students. After a few pictures, Senator Tucker had to return to work but he did so with a huge smile on his face. The WBEC family would like to thank him for his visit!

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5

    Thank you to all of our Teachers and Staff for all that you do for our children. Each day you truly make a difference in the lives of our children. Thank You!

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  • Dr. Houlihan Reads “Green Eggs and Ham”

    On April 19, 2017, UCPS Superintendent Dr. Houlihan, paid a visit to Ms. Tillman’s class. Her students eagerly awaited his arrival wearing “Cat in the Hat” headbands. Dr. Houlihan read “Green Eggs and Ham” to the students while asking them to make predictions about the outcome. Students were able to point out rhyming words for him and even say who wrote the book. He also asked them about the importance of reading and the students had the right answers. It was obvious that students enjoy books as much as he does. The class presented him with a ‘Thank You’ card and after sitting for a group photo, Dr. Houlihan took the time to give out stickers to the delight of the students. Everyone agrees that Dr. Houlihan is welcome back anytime to spend time with our students and staff. Perhaps we can get him to wear a Dr. Seuss hat next time.

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  • Strategic Plan

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  • Books,Books,Books

    Walter Bickett Education Center received two hundred and fifty dollars for the J. Ray Melton Scholarship Committee. Scholarship donations to WBEC were used to purchase a collection of English/Spanish bilingual and African American books. The books purchased gave students the opportunity to learn about the world; they were filled with colorful illustrations and historical facts for early learners.

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  • Japan

    Kohnneecheewa: Hello from the Japan. This year we choose to learn about the country that is made up of seven little islands. We talked about how the islands were surrounded by water and that you can only get there by boat or plane. In our lessons we looked out videos that showed how schools/classes were taught. The class learned about the fact that the students took care of their schools. By that I mean the students cleaned the schools every day before going home, they mopped, swept, dusted, washed, and wiped boards off. We tied that to the kids clean up their toys they play with at school and home to help teachers and parents out. We also discussed the formal wear of a Kimono and the fans that are used in Japan as well as the Japanese flag. We learned that the red circle is called the “rising sun” in English but in Japanese it is referred to as (Japanese writing of the word Himomaru, 日の丸) which means "circle of the sun."

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  • The Cat in the Hat Visits WBEC

    Who has not at some point read a Dr. Seuss book to their class? Whether it was “The Cat in the Hat, Fox in Sock or Green Eggs and Ham, we all have. Dr. Seuss has made and is continuing to make a tremendous impact on literacy for today’s young children. The students at WBEC always enjoys celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday. So about a month ago some of the staff at the school decided to put on a skit for the entire school in observance of his birthday. The name of the skit was “The Cat in the Hat Visits WBEC. The students and the staff at the school really enjoyed the presentation and with such rave reviews, hopefully this will continue to be a yearly event.

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  • United States Flag

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017, American Legion Post 27 members visited Walter Bickett Education Center. The members talked with the staff and students about Flag Etiquette and what the US flag means to us as citizens of the USA. They also brought presents for the children, each child took home a comic book talking about the US Flag along with a miniature US flag.

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  • Accross the Pond

    This month Ms.Buck's class studied England. We learned about the important people in the monarchy who they are and what they do. Our class also researched England’s landmarks, castles, and traditions. The students made replicas of Big Ben. We decorated teapots and took part in the English tradition of tea time.

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  • Experiencing China

    We really enjoyed learning about China. Our class got to experience everything from finding out fun facts to tasting ice cream which is one thing the Chinese invented.

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  • Happy Chinese New Year 2017

    Ms. Tillman’s classroom utilized the Chinese Zodiac animal sign (rooster) to celebrate Chinese New year. Students identified Chinese words, separated sounds and syllables, identified beginning letters and numbers, noted similarities and differences among a hen and rooster, distinguish between English and Gullah language, visited a farm, voted for their favorite farm animal and identified colors. Students quickly realized that things aren’t always what they seem as they watched magical colors appear. Students also completed feathers on a rooster using handprints, danced to various songs and ate rooster grain.

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  • Globalization in South Korea

    Ms. Fetzer, Ms. Kilgo and Mrs.Bost’s class spent time in January studying South Korea. They focused on the food, music, clothing, and flag of South Korea. They also learned about what it is like to go to school in South Korea.

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  • International Art Walk

    Join us Thursday from 6-7pm to see student art created to reflect countries around the world!

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  • Day Treatment Globalization Project 2016

    During the holiday season, Day Treatment students completed a lengthy cultural project. The students studied global holidays, using interactive, cross-curriculum activities.

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  • Holidays Around the World

    Ms. Fetzer, Ms. Kilgo and Mrs. Bost’s class studied holidays around the world in December. All of the students in their class celebrate Christmas, so they wanted to learn about the holidays other people celebrate around the world.

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  • News from Mrs.Douglass's Class

    During the month of November we learned about the Native Americans. We learned about how the Pilgrims and our own families came to be in America. We talked about being thankful.

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  • The Hour of Code at WBEC

    On December 8th Mrs. Rosinski’s Blended Pre K class participated in the UCPS Hour of Code. The students in her class explored with Pixel the pup. They used their problem solving, counting and computer skills to help Pixel the pup find his way home.

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  • WBEC Feels the Community Love

    As in years past, WBEC has been fortunate to have the support of groups in our community during the holiday season. To start with, two high schools, Forest Hills and Porter Ridge, have stepped up and “adopted” our students.

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  • Veteran's Day

    In honor of Veteran’s Day Ms. Heefner, Ms. Haigler, and Ms. Staton’s class decided to find some Veteran’s at WBEC. We made a card for each Veteran at our school.

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  • Congratulations!

    North Carolina Electric Cooperatives award Bright Idea grants in order to fund innovative, classroom ideas that otherwise might not be possible. On Friday, November 18, the Exceptional Children’s preschool program was awarded a grant to fund a reading initiative, Families Read Every Day (FRED).

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  • WBEC Holds Thanksgiving Feast

    On November 17th, WBEC invited families of our students to come to lunch. Ms. Lohr and the rest of cafeteria team prepared an incredible meal that included turkey and dressing, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, green beans, spiced apples, and dinner rolls. Mr. Roess, Site Administrator, said the meal “would hold its own against any Thanksgiving Day meal.”

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  • Thank You!

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  • Spain and Christopher Columbus

    Students in Ms. Amanda Alvarez’s class enjoyed learning learned about Christopher Columbus and the voyages that he took from Spain. Students learned that it took Columbus multiple trips before he discovered the New World and encouraged to never give up at whatever they are trying to achieve.

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  • Ancient Egyptian Festival

    Tillman’s class conducted a Project Approach; the purpose of the project was to build on natural curiosity, increase peer interaction, ask/answer questions, communicate, promote the development of problem solving and expand creativity.

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  • Globalization Happens Everywhere!

    While walking down the hallway this week from lunch, Mrs. Pressley’s Pre-K class took interest in the World Map. The students wanted to know where they lived and which flag across the bottom was theirs.

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  • Learning about Brazil

    As this new school year gets in full swing students at WBEC will again be learning about different countries and cultures. It is important for even our youngest students to be aware of where they come from and the traditions they still practice today.

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  • Together in Education

    WBEC has partnered with Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program. If you shop at Harris Teeter and link your VIC card to our school, 2% of the purchase of Harris Teeter brand products will be donated to our school. Simply tell the cashier at checkout to link your card to Account Number 4047. It is automatic from there. We thank you for your support!

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  • WBEC Cares About the Community

    On Saturday morning, a team of volunteers came out to take part in the United Way’s Day of Caring. The team met at the school and descended upon the house of a community member who had requested help.

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  • It looks like play but we are leaarning

    It looks like play but we are learning … to work and play together … to respect the rights of others …to listen as well as speak …to express ourselves creatively …to grow in self control

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  • Look What I Drew!

    There are many ways to respond to a picture your child has drawn. Many thoughts went into the making of the picture and you should encourage your child to talk about his ideas.

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  • A great new year!

    Welcome to a great school year! We have had a great start to our new school year. The students are learning their daily routine quickly. We are excited to share these early days with you and your child. Thank you so much for supporting your child's learning!

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  • If your child is new to WBEC

    If your child will be coming to WBEC for the 2016-2017 school year, we want to welcome you and share a few brief notes. Staff members are not required to be on campus until July 18th. Upon their arrival, they will be doing staff development for the first few days. You should get a call from the teacher to set up a home visit which will take place during the time period between July 20 and July 25. This will be the first communication you can expect from our staff. During the home visit, you will receive a great deal of additional information and have a chance to get to know your child’s teachers. July 26th through July 28th are set aside as Beginner’s Days. Each teacher will divide the class in thirds and each third of the class will come to school on a different day . This allows the teachers and students to get to know each other as the students learn the routines. Please plan to come to the auditorium at 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled Beginner’s Day for a few minutes to meet with the Site Administrator, Mr. Ken Roess, for a brief orientation. All students attend on July 29th and thereafter. Again, the faculty and staff of WBEC welcome you and are excited to partner with you as your child begins their educational journey.

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  • Globalization in art

    Preschool is a great time for students to learn to express themselves through art. Many students may still have trouble verbally or have not yet learned to write what they want to say. Art is a way for students to freely express their thoughts, feelings, and knowledge in a relevant way.

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  • Global News

    Our class chose to learn about Israel this year. We have been doing a comparison study between America and Israel.

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  • Greece

    Ms. Hoefer’s class did a year-long study of Greece. The students studied the architecture by looking at different types of buildings and made 3D sculptures to represent Greek pottery. They also learned about Greek mythology and that there was a woman (Medusa) who had snakes instead of hair!

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  • Aussie Fun in PreK

    Mrs. Rosinski’s class has been engaged in the study of the land down under this school year. We have explored units about the animals of Australia, the music of Australia and the arts.

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  • Ole

    Students in Ms. Amanda’s class have been learning about the country Spain. The students enjoyed completing art activities for the October Art Walk that reflected the Spanish culture.

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  • Tropical Fun

    This year our friends in Ms.Suyat, Ms.Muncy, and Mr.Zike’s class studied about the country of Brazil. They discovered that Brazil is one of world’s leaders in sea turtle conservation.

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  • Across the Pond

    Our class has done an in depth exploration of England. We explored England’s traditions, language, the royal family, notable landmarks and various cities.

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  • Chinese New Year

    Tillman’s Classroom conducted a Project Approach: Chinese New Year. A bulletin board was used as a teaching display to summarize multiple activities that took place during the Chinese New Year. Students enjoyed the learning atmosphere as they counted, identified associations between patterns, recognized colors, made size comparisons and recalled information while learning to work, learn and play together.

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  • Mama Mia

    During this school year, Mrs. Pressley and Mrs. Bost’s Pre-Kindergarten class have explored the culture, history, and traditions of Italy.

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  • Bonjour

    Our class learned about the French culture and some French words. Ms. Staton taught us about the French Open and we practiced our tennis skills in the gym.

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  • Fire and Ice

    Our students have been studying the county Iceland. We learn about the Iceland flag and what each color of the flag represents.

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  • Viva la Mexico

    This year in Ms. Smith’s class we learned about the country of Mexico. We started the year by talking about different types of food, different articles of clothing, different sports, different types of musical instruments, money and the pledge of their flag as well as different land forms and the way houses look.

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  • Olympic Games

    On Friday 15 April 2016, WBEC students and staff, accompanied by attending parents, took part in the inaugural WBEC Olympic Games. There were 5 individual event stations in which the students participated; the chariot race, the long jump, the 20 yard sprint, the discus throw, and the javelin throw. Mr. Roess opened the games by carrying the Olympic Torch and leading everyone in a single circuit around the field. The weather was beautiful if a bit windy, and each and every student came away a gold-medal winner.

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  • Flag Presentation

    Tuesday April 5, 2016, American Legion Post 27 members visited Walter Bickett Education Center. They donated a new US flag and NC flag to the school to replace flags that were damaged.

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  • Cabinet Staff Read Dr. Seuss to Pre-K Students

    Several of the UCPS Cabinet Staff were able to work time into their demanding schedule to read a Dr. Seuss book to students at Walter Bickett Education Center. As many people know, March 2nd is the birthdate of Dr. Seuss.

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  • Pre-K for 2016-2017

    The Alliance for Children will welcome children’s applications for the 2016-17 school year from February 1 through April 29, 2016. Children must be four years old by August 31, 2016 and meet requirements to participate in the program. Eligibility information and program requirements can be found in the NC Pre-K section at: http://ncchildcare.dhhs.state.nc.us. Applications will be available in the front office of Walter Bickett Education Center during this time period.

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  • International Art Walk

    On Thursday October 15th 2015, WBEC celebrated its annual Art Walk which for the 2nd year in a row incorporated the district’s globalization effort.

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  • Famous Three's

    For the last three weeks in our class we have been studying the Famous Three’; (Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the Three Little Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff). During our study we used our sense of taste to relate to the story.

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  • Globalization in Dramatic Play

    The Dramatic play center is an important aspect of the pre-kindergarten curriculum. Pre-Kindergarten students are able to learn about their environment and our ever changing world through these experiences.

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  • Globalization in the Reading Center

    In the preschool classroom, the majority of a child’s learning takes place during free-choice center time. The Reading Center is one of the quieter centers where students can look at books, use felt boards to re-tell familiar stories, and act out story sequences with puppets.

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  • Globalization in Blocks

    Building in the Block center is a favorite among preschool children. Children’s creativity can build everything from a house to the Eiffel tower.

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  • Globalization and Math

    Our students have been so excited about the unit we have been working on in our preschool classroom. The unit “Tall Buildings of the World” has been a true learning experience for the students. We first got together in our class large group and experienced two virtual tours.

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  • Globalization and Science

    In Pre-K at Walter Bickett Education Center, the children are always exploring the world around them. In this wonderful world of exploration and active investigation, science in our curriculum is always just a center away.

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  • Music and Globalization

    It has been said that music opens the window to the soul. It is a form of creative expression that bridges all ages, cultures, races, and ethnicities.

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  • It Looks Like Play

    ...to work and play together ...to respect the rights of others ...to listen as well as speak

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