Primary A Weekly Note

Dear Primary A Families,

This week started off with a special guest whose occupation connects directly to our neighborhood study. Charlie and Holden’s grandfather came in to talk to us about being an architect. He discussed the aspects of his job and asked the students questions about the buildings they observed each day in Philadelphia. It was great to hear the questions the students had for him as they began to connect what they already knew about buildings and neighborhoods.

We have been bursting with pride when showing off our neighborhood study during our Open House times this week. Thank you to those families who have come in this week to view our carefully constructed neighborhoods and to read our little books about our own neighborhoods, as well as those about community workers.  You also got to see our classroom maps, read our nonfiction teaching books, and see our collection of nonfiction research materials.  It made us feel great to show off our hard work!

In writing we have focused this week on writing self-reflections about ways we have grown in our work this year, and our preferences about ways we work best. We have examined the aspects of our reading, writing, math, and theme work that we are proud of. We will share our self reflections with you in conferences next week as a way for your children to offer their perspectives on their own learning and work. 

This week, ask me:

...about the end of that amazing read aloud, Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren.  What was my favorite part of the book? Would I recommend the book to someone else to read? Why?

…. What do the terms “face" and “edge” mean in the context of three dimensional geographic shapes? What are some ways to make math story problems interesting, challenging, and fun? (gr. 2)

...all about my number line work. How do I add or subtract on the number line. How can I count by 10, starting at any number? (gr.1)

Things to Know:

The sponsor from Reach Out and Read will be coming to collect the money we raised on Monday, March 20.  If you still have money, please be sure to send it in by then.

The Primary Unit Chorus Concert date has changed to Wednesday, March 22, at 9:00 a.m., but we will not be inviting families to visit our classrooms before or after the concert. Our Open Houses took the place of those visiting times.

If you haven’t yet signed up for the spring parent/teacher conferences on March 23 and 24, please check the Doodle poll and pick a time for us to meet with you.

Primary teachers will be out in the yard on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:00-8:15, so if you would like to say hi or need to check in with us about anything, you are welcomed to do so at this time.

Have a great weekend,

Bernadette and Cinda