Primary B Weekly Note

Dear Primary B Families,

Primary B has transformed!  For our  theme study, we are now a city made up of six neighborhoods.  Students have been assigned a neighborhood to live in and have created their own avatars that live in our city, which the children have named United City.  As our study continues, students will choose jobs and neighborhood amenities.  Our cross-curricular project will allow students to use their imagination, along with art skills, mathematics, reading, and writing.  Perhaps the most important part of our new project will be for students to work together to problem-solve community issues.    

In writing this week our neighborhood study is happening through a different lens.  Students are hard at work on nonfiction chapter books about their own Philadelphia neighborhoods.  As students think about what is important to include in their books, and what amenities are important to their neighborhoods, their books grow in length and depth.  We hope to see knowledge of their real neighborhoods help them to be good citizens in United City, too.

Looking ahead, Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we plan to celebrate in Primary B.  On Tuesday, 2/14, if your child would like to bring in cards, please make sure he or she brings in enough for each child (we have 25 students), and that the cards do not include any sort of toy or candy. We are also encouraging children to bring in the same type of card for everyone. As your children can tell you, there's no such thing as cards "for boys" or "for girls." 

Also, starting this Monday, Junior Unit B is hosting an ongoing fundraiser selling pretzels from Center City Soft Pretzel Company.  Center City Soft Pretzel Company is an all-natural soft pretzel company. The facility is nut-free, dairy-free, and kosher certified. The pretzels are only made from three ingredients: flour, yeast, and water.  Every other Monday, they will sell pretzels to raise enough money to buy the products they need to care for a class hamster. The pretzels will be $1.00 each, and mustard will be .25 cents.  If you are interested in your child getting a pretzel, please send the exact change for what they want.  We will collect money on Monday morning. 

We look forward to seeing you next week,

Marisa and Becca

This week, ask your child…

  • What is the name of your neighborhood in United City?
  • What is your avatars name in United City?
  • What chapters have you written in your nonfiction writing?
  • What was your favorite part of Crazy Hat, Hair, and Pajama Day?

A Look Ahead:

  • Monday 2/6: Pretzel Sale
  • Tuesday 2/14: Valentine’s Day
  • Friday 2/17: No School/Special ASEP