Dear Primary B Families,
Primary B worked hard and played hard this week. We finished constructing United City, saw a wonderfully silly Shakespeare play, celebrated several birthdays, learned about sharing non-fiction books, and watched the 8th grade vs. faculty basketball game.
In RWW students learned that even grownups use Post-it notes, highlighting, underlining, and note-taking to remember what they read. Students were then given the opportunity to read some nonfiction and pick out an important or interesting fact to share with a friend. As they are writing nonfiction texts themselves, this research skill is an important one that they have already started to apply.
We wrapped up construction of United City. Students made signs and posters to represent the establishments within their neighborhoods. The final outcome of our city, with houses, skyscrapers, signs and a colorful City Hall, creates quite the impact. We look forward to choosing jobs and starting the work of running a city together next week.
On Wednesday we celebrated the 100th Day of School (though due to the snow day it was actually the 99th)! This was a wonderful opportunity for the entire Primary Unit to come together and enjoy four 100-themed activities. Students made sandwiches to donate to a homeless shelter, wrote cards to local police officers, participated in exercises, and stacked cups to raise pennies.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend, and we look forward to meeting with you in March for conferences.
This week, ask your child…
- What job do you hope to have in United City?
- What fact did you share from your nonfiction reading?
- What is our new read aloud book? How do you feel about getting to read it?
- What was your favorite part of A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
- What did you enjoy from the 100th Day of School activities?
A Look Ahead:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3/13-15: 7:55-8:15 a.m., Open Houses*
Friday 3/17: 9:00 a.m., Primary Unit Chorus Performance
Thursday 3/23 & Friday 3/24: Parent Conferences -- Doodle poll sign ups will be emailed shortly.
*In an effort to be mindful of families' busy schedules, the Primary Unit is changing the date and format of our March learning celebration. Rather than having a one-day event, we will be holding "open houses" in our classrooms on Monday, 3/13; Tuesday, 3/14; and Wednesday, 3/15; from 7:55 - 8:15 a.m. You do not need to sign up for a particular date or even let us know when you're coming -- just show up with your child, and he or she will take care of the rest! If you are unable to stop by during these dates and times, reach out to us and we will find a time that works.
Marisa and Becca