Primary A Weekly Note

Dear Primary A Families,

What a great first full week of school we had in Primary A! You have fabulous children; we love them already.

We want you to know some of the things we did this week. Our hope is that you'll be able to continue at home the discussions started in school and also circumvent the “How was school today? Fine. What did you do? Nothing.” routine. :)

We'll send these conversation starters each week in our Classroom Note. The idea is that you will have specific things to ask your child about during the week we're doing/discussing them in school. So, here goes...

This week, ask me…

...about singing “Three Little Birds” at Encuentro.

...what I drew about what I learned or liked during our first visit to the Schuylkill Center. Also, ask me if I went into “the maze.”

...what games we’ve played and greetings we’ve done in Morning Meeting.

...what my hope as a learner and my hope as a friend are for this year.

...what our read alouds this week have in common (The Most Magnificent Thing, Someday, The Little Engine That Could, Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon, Salt in His Shoes). How does the word “yet” figure into this?

...what I wrote in my “The important thing about me” poem.

...how thinking about the important people, places, and things in my life can give me ideas for stories to write.

...the three ways to read a book (Read the pictures. Read the words. Retell the story.).

...who’s in my math group and what we did this week.

...about my Specials this week: Chorus, Music, Art, Spanish, and PE.

...if I shared a “rose” at Closing Circle this week.

Calling all rock hounds! If you are interested in rocks and minerals (or know someone else who is) and want to share your enthusiasm with our group, please let us know. We’ll kick off a study of rocks and minerals soon (shhhh, it’s a secret right now).

Since next week is a short one, we will not be writing a weekly note. There is no school on Thursday (9/24), Friday (9/25), or Monday (9/28). Stay tuned for news about exciting happenings in Primary A the following week.

Have a great weekend!

Best,
Jane and Bernadette