Primary C Weekly Note

Dear Primary C Families,

We hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break. Our students came back rested and ready to learn. This week we visited The Academy of Natural Sciences to learn about fossils, as part of our Rocks and Minerals study. The children were fascinated by the process of fossilization and made many connections to our study. See the blog post about our visit.

Now we are beginning our Rocks and Minerals project work. Students are researching related topics around our study, such as cave formation, rocks as building materials, and how a mineral can be shaped into a precious gemstone. We are so excited to share our work with you during the Learning Celebration on Tuesday, December 15. This will take place in our classroom directly after the Winter Concert. If you are unable to attend, please send us an email so we can pair your child with another adult guest.

Below is some information from Shannon Coulter about the Winter Concert:

The first Winter Concert will take place on Tuesday December 15 at 9 AM in the Garage. Primary Unit Chorus, Third Grade Chorus, and the Junior String Ensemble will perform. Parents are welcome to come hear their children celebrate the learning they have done as growing musicians in these ensembles. Concert dress is solid red on top and solid black on the bottom. Girls may wear a red dress or red top and black skirt and tights if they prefer. TPS t-shirts are just fine, but no sweatshirts – it will be too warm on the risers.

Here are some questions to ask your child this weekend:

  • How does a bone become a fossil? Where are fossils found? 
  • How can you turn your writing into a “delicious cookie”? 
  • How did you spend your time in Family Circles today? 
  • What did author Nancy Viau teach us about the writing process during her presentation?

Have a warm and cozy weekend,

Kaitlin and Jennifer