Primary C Weekly Note

Dear Primary C Families,

Our week has been busy with the launch of many new studies: opinion writing, reading books about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the beginning of our winter theme unit, “The City.” The room is buzzing with excitement as children connect to their prior experiences, pose questions, and extend their thinking.

We encourage you to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at TPS on Monday. Stay tuned for some more information soon about upcoming community service opportunities for Primary Unit students and their families.

With several chilly days over the past two weeks, we wanted to remind you to please make sure that your child comes to school with a warm coat, gloves or mittens, and a hat every day throughout the winter. Although we limit our outdoor recess time on especially cold or wet days, we do try to get out for some fresh air in the morning and at lunchtime, even when the weather is “bad.”

Here are some questions about the week to discuss with your child:

  • What did you write a “review” about this week? What were some of the reasons you gave to support your opinion?
  • What places, people, and sounds do you imagine when you think of a city?
  • Why was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a great leader? How did he work with others to change our country? What do people mean when they say he helped people solve problems “nonviolently”?
  • What was your favorite part of our special musical morning meeting with Elliott’s mom, Jennifer?
  • What have you been working on in your specials classes (art, music and chorus, Spanish, P.E.)? What are you feeling most excited about?

Warmly,

Jennifer and Kaitlin