Primary D Weekly Note

Dear Primary D Parents,

It was great to see many of you out at The Schuylkill Center this week. Thanks for braving the hot and humid conditions. We hope you learned lots of fascinating facts about amphibians from your child.

We listened to an array of frog calls this week in the classroom. None of the frogs made a “ribbit” call. We practiced describing the calls in fresh ways. Students came up with some of these descriptions to describe the calls of the Pickerel Frog and the American Toad: a fire alarm, a pig snorting endlessly, an electric mixer, and someone bubbling in the water.

Giovana and Tiziana are having a celebration called “El Mercado” next week. Please be in touch with them if you’re be interested in coming in to be part of that celebration. This event will happen at the time of the students' regular Spanish class. The Lightning group will have the celebration at 10:05 on May 23, and the Hurricane group will have theirs at 11:25 on May 25.

Topics for discussion:

  • What was the dance performance at Encuentro?
  • What did you think the frog calls you heard sounded like?
  • What poem did you work on this week?
  • What new song did you learn this week? (Hint: It’s about frogs!)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Ben and Niké

P.S. Here are a few Frog and Toad poems from your children this week:

Ode to Wetlands Pond

Oh Wetlands Pond
You look like a mini forest
You sound like moving water
You smell like mud

Oh wetlands pond
you could swallow a table


Ode to sitting still like a frog

Niké called Quiet Time
She said, “let’s all sit
like frogs.” Some kids
were so calm
some were not