Friday Note

Dear Parents,

We are just a few days away from the play! As you can imagine, our week has been filled with singing, choreographing, practicing instruments and cues, finalizing props in art class, figuring out costumes, making our program, and rehearsing intensively. Students are getting more comfortable with their lines and blocking, and we encourage continued practice at home projecting their voices loudly and clearly. We are looking for newsies hats for the play. If you have any at home, please send them in along with your child. You are welcome to come to one or both shows next week. There will be a cast party following the 9:15 performance on Thursday, 5/12.  

Another celebration that is coming up is the Dream Flag Project, Saturday, May 14,  10:00AM-12:30PM. If your child is interested in reading his or her poem in front of an audience at the National Constitution Center, please let us know. One student from 3A and one student from 3B will represent TPS for this annual poetry celebration.

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR CHILD:

This week, ask me…

  • To give you an example of hyperbole 
  • How my guided reading books came to an end 
  • About my first impressions of our new classroom pets: crayfish! 
  • My dream poem that I chose to publish for the Dream Flag Project 
  • What the title of our play is 
  • What I learned from the Refugee Kids video 
  • To teach you the fuzzy ducky game (skip count by 3 and 7)

SAVE THE DATES:

  • 3B’s play will be on Wednesday, 5/11 at 1:45PM and Thursday, 5/12 at 9:15AM. 
  • The Dream Flag Project celebration will take place on Saturday, 5/14 between 10:00AM-12:30PM at the Constitution Center. 
  • Our field trip to the Museum of Industry in Baltimore, MD will be on 5/31 leaving school at 8:15am.

We encourage the children to get plenty of rest over the weekend as they prepare for a big week ahead!

Warmly,

Diane and Anna