Primary C Weekly Note

Dear Primary C Families,

Woah! This week flew by too quickly and what a busy week it was. In our theme study, students generated a list of problems that people experiencing homelessness face. In small groups, kids chose a cause, organized their opinions, and then presented an argument in hopes of convincing the majority of the class. After some very persuasive arguments, our class voted to focus on protecting the pets of people experiencing homelessness. Over the next few weeks, students will be working hard to solve this need. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.

This week we began reading The Cricket in Time Square by George Seldon. It was written before many of our students’ parents were born! It is a wonderful story, but we have encountered some challenges in the author’s perspective. This has opened up many rich conversations about stereotyping.

Next Thursday, February 25th, the Primary Unit will be celebrating the 100th Day of School (Can you believe it?). Our focus this year will be on service learning projects. We are asking that students bring in some pennies (at least 10, but more are welcome) that we will count and donate towards a cause. Our Reach Out and Read-a-thon will officially come to a close on that day. We hope to collect all contributions by next Thursday. If your child participated, please send in their donations by February 25th.

Here are some questions to ask your children this week:

  • What fact did you learn from Primary B at Encuentro?
  • How did you feel about making a video of yourself reading your writing? Did it help you edit your writing?
  • Second grade –What is a compound word?
  • First grade – What glued sounds do we know? What is a nasal sound?
  • Have a great weekend,

Kaitlin and Jennifer