Primary C Weekly Note

Dear Primary C Families,

We continue to be amazed by the insightful questions and comments your children have around our Rocks and Minerals study. This week we continued our inquiry by searching for different sized rocks. Thank you to Avery’s dad, Mark, Jack’s mom, Amanda, and Sophia’s mom, Karin, for accompanying us on our trips to the Wissahickon Valley Park over the past two weeks.

Students are beginning to build a greater understanding for how we use rocks. Today we sent home the “Home Scavenger Hunt: Ways People Use Rock” worksheet. We can’t wait to find out what observations our students will make in and around their homes. Please have your child return this work by next Friday, November 20th.  

Here are some questions to ask your child this weekend?

  • What are some of the seed moments you’ve written about? 
  • How did you “unfreeze” the people in your writing? 
  • What does it mean to “flip the sound”? How can this strategy help you with your reading? 
  • What rock sizes (sand/silt/clay, pebble, cobble, boulder) did we find the most of in the Wissahickon Valley Park? 
  • What are some ways we used sand and clay in the classroom? 
  • In second grade math group: what addition strategies did you use in math? 
  • In first grade math group: what is a fact family?

Have a wonderful and restful weekend,

Kaitlin and Jennifer