3A Weekly Note

Dear 3A Parents,

Our young anthropologists have been hard at work on their recreations of various elements of Lenape culture. Please join us for the presentation next Friday, December 11 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. If you can’t make that time we will be presenting again for other students at 2:00 pm and you are welcome to join us then. The tentative plan is for an introduction, a brief song and dance performance, and then tours of the stations where the children will speak about their topics and present what they’ve created.

This morning we had a special guest! Cassandra Anlage, a TPS grandparent and descendent of the Nanticoke people, spoke to us about some of the history of her people and their current efforts to keep their culture alive. We are proud of how quietly and respectfully the children listened to her!

Shannon has asked us to pass on this information about concert dress for the December 15 Winter Concert: Students should come to school on the day of the concert wearing red on top (ideally solid red or TPS t-shirt) and black on the bottom. If students do not have black pants, they should wear the darkest possible pants they have. Girls may wear a red dress, but not black.

This weekend ask your child

  • about author Nancy Viau’s entertaining presentation about being a writer and getting books published 
  • what happened when s/he put drops of water on four different surfaces in our science investigation 
  • why book partners are important 
  • why mathematicians use rounding and what rounding is 
  • what happened at today’s family circle meeting 
  • what s/he has been working on for the Lenape project 
  • how the word work assessment went yesterday 
  • if s/he was able to complete two reading responses this week. 
  • what s/he thought of the book fair

Have a great weekend!


Miriam and Josh