Primary D Weekly Note

Dear Primary D Families,

We ended our exciting week with an all-school ensemble recital! We are fortunate to have so many talented musicians in our community.

On Thursday afternoon we attended Stories of Change: 3A Fights for Fairness, one of the third grade plays. It was a spectacular show and a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history of our country. Primary D used the following words and phrases to describe the performance: a learning experience, strong, exquisite, awesome, super, surprising, interesting, and EPIC!

Our field trip to the Academy of Natural Sciences to see the exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, was truly amazing. We had the opportunity to see a wide variety of frogs from at least three different continents. The exhibit ends this Sunday and is well worth a repeat visit if you have the time. Visit http://www.ansp.org/ for more information.

This week our science investigations in the classroom focused on toads, specifically how they are similar to and different from frogs. In their science notebooks, the children identified and labeled the toad’s body parts and compared the two using a Venn Diagram. 

Topics for Discussion:

  • What was your favorite part of the third-grade play? 
  • Share an interesting historical fact you learned from seeing the play.
  • Which frog from the exhibit was most interesting to you and why?
  • Describe the differences between frogs and toads.

Next Wednesday (5/17) from 11:00-1:45 p.m. is our Learning Celebration at The Schuylkill Center. Please look out for an email with more detailed information about the day.

Happy Mother’s Day and have a wonderful weekend!

Niké and Ben