Primary B Weekly Note

Dear Primary B Families,

We've had another productive week in the classroom! During Writing Workshop, we continued to plan out our fiction stories. Ask your child about their problem/solution organizer and what idea they placed in each of the three shapes (problem star, toolbox, and light bulb). Students then began crafting the start of their stories. We are very excited to see how they continue to develop!

In science, we did an in-class study of what makes a bird a bird and learned that it is feathers. We also sorted facts about birds to determine if they were true about all birds or just some birds. See if your child can tell you two or three things that are true about all birds and two or three things that are true about some birds. At The Schuylkill Center, we spent time in two different habitats thinking about how birds find food, water, cover, and space in each of these areas. We also made deductions about what types of birds might live in each of these habitats based on those observations.

Here are a few things to keep in mind for the upcoming weeks:

  • Next week, we will continue our bird study at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. It will be a great resource to see birds in action, and we plan to visit a few more times during the spring. Send your child to school as thought it were a Schuylkill Center day with long pants, comfortable walking shoes, and a trashless lunch.
  • There is no school for students on Friday, April 22 as it is a professional development day for faculty and staff.
  • Parents of 2nd graders: Move-up night for rising third graders is on April 28 from 5-6pm. We hope that you will attend to hear about what is in store for your child next year and to ask any questions you may have.

Have a great weekend,

Jordan & Becca