Primary D Weekly Note

Dear Primary D Families,

There is so much to enjoy during these lovely weeks of spring! The weather is warm (most of the time), and the days are filled with exciting performances, events, and plenty of learning. Yesterday afternoon we watched the third grade play. "George’s Time Travel Adventure: Fighting for Fairness" was a spectacular show and a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history of our country. We capped off our week with the JU/MS recital at Encuentro; it was great to see and hear the variety of musical talents that exist in our school community!

On Wednesday we had a beautiful day at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. We had a full day of hiking and exploring the center. The children were excited to see so many new species of birds.

Questions you may want to ask your child:

  • What makes Tinicum an ideal habitat for birds?
  • What are the different species of birds that make their home at Tinicum?
  • How were the birds similar to/different from the birds at Bartram’s Garden and The Schuylkill Center?
  • What did you enjoy most about Tinicum?

In math, first graders continued thinking about shapes and investigating fractions this week. We read and listened to riddles to identify three dimensional shapes and created BINGO boards to play Fraction BINGO with halves, thirds and fourths of different shapes as the squares. Second graders have been working on measurement in centimeters, fractions, and multi-digit computation. Ask your child about her/his favorite game or activity this week.

Schuylkill Center Learning Celebration is Wednesday, May 25 from 11:30-1:45. Stay tuned for more information in next week’s Friday note.

John Heinz Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum will lead bird walks this weekend to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. See calendar below. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/John_Heinz/visit/upcomingevents.html

Have a wonderful weekend!

Niké and Marisa