Primer January Newsletter

Look at what is happening in Primer!

Academics

Reading Workshop- Poetry

Writing Workshop- Poetry

Phonics- Verb tenses -ed and -ing this week and adjectives next week

Math- Surveys and data

Inquiry based topic restaurants.

Launching our inquiry unit

This week we will launch our inquiry study, which the students have decided will be on restaurants. I am asking that you send in restaurant menus so that we can learn from some examples. If you know someone who owns a restaurant, I would love to plan a field trip for the students to ask questions and see first hand the different jobs that are at a restaurant. Please contact me with any leads you may have, It would be greatly appreciated!


Important upcoming events:


  • Marathon Kids Family Run January 9, 2014 7:15 A.M.
  • Martin Luther King Holiday- No School January 20, 2014
  • Report Cards Available online January 22, 2014
  • Jump Rope for Hear- please come and jump rope with us in the gym during our PE time on January 24, 2014.



Mrs. Hogan Makes It In The Angelos

Martha Bowden and I just learned yesterday that we have been selected to present a session at the Leading Future Learning 2014 conference to be held March 6 and 7, 2014 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.


The "working" title of our presentation is: "Walk Forward, Turn Right, and Try Again: The Hidden Benefits of Programming" In this session, participants will explore the hidden benefits of habits of mind while teaching programming. Teachers will learn strategies to incorporate programming skills into all core subject areas during this session.


We came up with the idea for this session while working on Hour of Code activities with Primer through Fourth grade students in December. We will showcase many of the activities, reflections, pictures and videos from our coding experience. Hour of Code was very successful at Lower School this year. We hope to make it an annual event. Thank you for supporting this event.



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