Primary C Weekly Note

Dear Primary C Families,

We have been bursting with pride when showing off our neighborhood study during Open House times this week. We’re glad that so many of you could come in this week to view and read about our carefully constructed neighborhoods, and to read our information articles about our own neighborhoods. It made us feel great to show off our hard work!

One focus of our writing this week was on writing self-reflections about ways we have grown in our work this year and our preferences about ways we work best. We have examined the aspects of our reading, writing, math, and theme work that we are proud of. We will share our self reflections with you in conferences next week as a way for your children to offer their perspectives on their own learning and work.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming conferences. Remember, these meetings are meant to be two-way conversations! We welcome families to come prepared with specific thoughts, questions, or stories to share with us. Also, if you would like to take home your child's "house" and/or "neighborhood establishment" from our theme study, we will have it ready for you at our conference. Otherwise, the project will be "demolished" and repurposed. 

This week, ask me...

…what I want you to ask my teachers about me at your conference.
...the topic of the information article I wrote this week.
….what the terms “face,” “edge,” and “vertex” mean in the context of three-dimensional geographic shapes. What are some ways to make math story problems interesting, challenging, and fun? (gr. 2)
...what was challenging about our “I Have, You Need” game. (gr.1)
...what words I added to my Word Collector and what that’s all about.

Things to Know:

  • The sponsor from Reach Out and Read will be coming to collect the money we raised on Monday, March 20. If you still have money, please be sure to send it in by then.
  • The Primary Unit Chorus Concert date is Wednesday, March 22, at 9:00 a.m. We will not invite families to visit our classrooms before or after the concert. Our Open Houses took the place of those visiting times.
  • Primary Unit teachers will be out in the yard on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:00-8:15 a.m., so if you would like to say hi or need to check in with us about anything, you are welcome to do so at those times.

Have a great weekend,

Jennifer and Jane