Primary B Weekly Note

Dear Primary B Families,

It's hard to believe it's already March! Our theme study is in full swing, and we wanted to use our Weekly Note to share breaking news from United City.

The citizens of United City are starting to realize that the town they built from their imaginations is not the utopian society of their dreams. This week, each "United Citian" was tasked with selecting a job for themselves at one of the establishments that they or a fellow resident had created. It was during this time that we encountered our first dilemma: there are several United Citians under the age of eighteen, but NO SCHOOLS (and also no hotels, banks, or dentists)! The citizens were given the opportunity to create proposals and petitions to either change an existing establishment or build a new one. While the "co-mayors" (i.e., Marisa and Becca) approved some of the proposals, they needed to hear from the people in order to make fair decisions about some others. Specifically, two “neighborhood councils” both wanted to build K-8 schools across town from each other.

On Thursday we held a "town hall" meeting during which citizens pitched their proposals, debated pros and cons, compromised, and eventually voted to combine the proposed schools into one school, but build it in Art Lane, a centrally located neighborhood. Talk about democracy at work!

Reminders:

If you have yet to sign up for a spring conference, please follow this link to do so: http://doodle.com/poll/iburc6utsdgm742yEmail us directly if you need to schedule a time other than those that are offered.

We will be holding student-led "Open House" style learning celebrations on Monday, 3/13; Tuesday, 3/14; and Wednesday, 3/15; from 7:55 - 8:15 a.m. Simply show up to Primary B with your child on one of those days, and he or she will take it from there. 

Junior Unit B will be holding another soft pretzel sale on Monday, 3/6. If your child would like a pretzel, please send him or her to school with $1.00 for just a pretzel or $1.25 for a pretzel with mustard. 

This weekend ask your child...

  • What sections did you complete for your informational text about your neighborhood?
  • When you are reading, how can you tell when and how a character is talking? What else have you learned about reading fluently?
  • First grade mathematicians: What have you learned about telling time?
  • Second grade mathematicians: What is a "parcel"?

Have a rockin' weekend,

Becca and Marisa