Primary A Weekly Note

Dear Primary A Families,

It’s hard to believe that we just had our final Learning Celebration on Wednesday at The Schuylkill Center.  Although the heat met us out at The Center, the day ended up being such a delightful way for the students to familiarize you all with their outdoor classroom. We hope you enjoyed the time spent sharing lunch, hiking, and the presentation given by our Schuylkill Center educator, Damien. We have a couple more visits to The Center before the end of the school year, and we are looking forward to continuing our observations at the various ponds.  We are certain after Wednesday’s visit that we will see the ponds come alive with new life and amazing creatures!

We have completed our ode poetry writing and will soon be writing poetry about ourselves. Our last ode poem has been in appreciation for you, our families! We will soon be bringing home these odes for you to enjoy. We talked about the ways we can not only express appreciation for the subject of our ode, but also ways to incorporate questions we want to ask of our subject. We did discuss ways to link our questions to the things we appreciate, but just be aware that some of these questions may be a little surprising! We focused on earnest expressions of our opinions, and are still learning to organize thoughts, so be patient with the ways your children have expressed their thoughts about their families.

 This week, ask me:

...about Encuentro. What was my favorite part?

...what I am reading at independent reading time. What strategies am I using during my reading? 

….what graphs are and what can I Iearn from them? How is a bar graph different from a picture graph? What is my graphing question for my class? 

….what are some fractions that equal ½?  What does the top number in a fraction represent? What does the bottom number represent? (Gr. 2)

Things to Know:

Friday, May 26 and Monday, May 29: No school during the Memorial Day weekend

If your child has a summer birthday and he or she would like to do an in-class birthday celebration, please email us to schedule a time.

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.

In partnership,

Bernadette and Cinda