Primary C Weekly Note

Dear Primary C Families,

WOW! Primary C hosted an energetic Encuentro to kindergarten through third grade classrooms this morning, by performing a play about birds, teaching the “Little Birdies” song, and sharing bird calls. Earlier in the week, many expressed feelings of nervousness (naturally), but they persevered, took risks, and were feeling quite proud of their accomplishment this morning. Congratulations to our students! We’d also like to acknowledge the hard-work and skill that Roman and Nathaniel brought to their drum performance during Encuentro.

This week at the Schuylkill Center, students considered how birds meet their needs in specific habitats. We compared a pond with the woods and looked for examples of where birds find space, food, protection, and water. While learning about birds, students are continuing to make connections to our city theme with ideas of environmental interdependence and even connectedness between birds and their habitat.

This weekend ask you children:

  • What examples of food, water, space, and protection did you sketch in your science notebook?

  • How did you feel before and after performing in this week’s encuentro?

  • In first grade math: How long is your wingspan? How does it compare with other birds wingspans?

  • Tell me about the similarities between Trumpet of the Swan and The Cricket in Time Square.

Have a lovely weekend,

Kaitlin and Jennifer