Primary C Weekly Note

Dear Families,

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.

The Primary Unit Chorus will still be performing on Friday, 3/17, at 9:00 a.m., but we will not be inviting families to visit our classrooms before or after the concert. We realize this means we are asking you to join us for two events in one week, but we are hopeful that the timing, flexibility, and informality of the open houses will make it easier for more families to attend one or both.

Ask me…

...about our second neighborhood walk. What symbols did I make for landmarks? How did reading the street map go for me? ASK ME TO SHOW YOU THE NEIGHBORHOOD SURVEY WE CAN FILL OUT TOGETHER.

...what nonfiction books I read this week and how taking a sneak peek at the cover can jump start my learning.

...to tell you about a beginning and a conclusion I wrote in an information article.

...to practice counting by 1s and 2s from 100-120. (1st gr)

...which addition strategies I practiced on the open number line. (2nd gr)

...to be on the lookout in books I'm reading for words that have these patterns: -idge, -ough. (2nd gr)

...which of our classroom promises I practiced this week.

...about our new read aloud book, Pippi Longstocking.

...about master storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston, who met with us this morning.

Add’l reminders:

  • Our Reach Out and Read challenge continues through February 20.
  • January Helping Hands Initiative: There’s still time to donate children's books (gently used) and school supplies (new) for three Philadelphia public schools. This time the class that collects the most books will win hot chocolate for snack.
  • Friday, February 3 is Crazy Hat, Hair, & Pajama Day, when students and teachers can wear crazy hairdos, weird hats, and comfy pjs. (No slippers.)
  • On Monday, February 6, there will be a soft pretzel sale in Primary Unit. Stay tuned for more details.

Have a great weekend!

Jennifer and Jane