Primary A Weekly Note

Dear Primary A Families,

This was a short week but we made every moment count by being super productive in Primary A.  We did lots of reading and writing. In reading workshop we learned about Author’s Purpose for writing.  There are three reasons an author writes: to persuade, to inform, and to entertain (P-I-E). After that there was a mini lesson that had the students sorting some familiar books into the three reasons for writing.  The students also enjoyed the portion of the lesson where they read short passages in partnerships to identify what the author’s purpose for writing was. Be sure to ask your child about P-I-E and add this comprehension strategy to the list of questions that fuel those rich book discussions.

This week we discussed our favorite genre of writing. There were many students who enjoyed nonfiction writing and some who liked to write stories.  Ask your child what type of writing they enjoy to write the most.  We had some time to free write and illustrate how we pictured our beloved character Pippi. Take a moment to ask about the adjectives we brainstormed for Pippi using our pictures.

Thanks to all of you who participated in Reach Out and Read, the Primary Unit made $3,358.05 for the charity. It feels so good to be involved in such a wonderful program that helps children have access to great books. 

Finally, our short week ended with an amazing concert.  The Primary Unit did a fantastic job sharing what they have been learning in chorus class. Their performance highlights the exceptionality of the  music and movement teachers here at TPS! 

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday or Friday at Parent/Teacher Conferences and look forward to welcoming your children back on April 3.  

Things to Know:

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 break,

Bernadette and Cinda