Winter Greetings from the Primary Class

What an incredible autumn we’ve had together! I can’t wait to see what winter brings us.

First, a huge thank you to those of you who participated in our month of learning about community helpers. It is so important to show our children heroes all around them and you all really showed up for us, so thank you! And another HUGE thank you to everyone who purchased items or pooled funds to purchase items for our care kit community service project. Has your child found someone to help and offered the care kit yet? If not, encourage them to look around if you see someone who would benefit from some generosity; support your child by guiding them with the right words and actions to offer help to someone in need. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We are wrapping up our study of Africa and we will soon head down under to learn about Australia! After that, we will study Asia. If you have any trinkets, currency, books, toys, or other culturally significant items that you’ve collected and are willing to share, we would LOVE to include them on our continent shelf.

Our monthly theme for December is Art Explorers and we will be exploring several new art mediums on our art shelf, learning about some famous artists in history, focusing on a local artist, and have a few special musical guests joining us. If you have musical or artistic talent, this would be a great month to find a way to join our classroom. January’s theme will be Space and in February our theme will be Black History Month.

Our Kwanzaa Feast, or Karamu, will occur in December. If this is your first year in our classroom, you’re in for a treat! We will ask each family to bring something to share for our feast, but the children will prepare most of the food for the feast. If you would like to bring a dish to share that references your culture, let’s talk! Look for the signup sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway. Please join us for some fun musical exploration + necklace making and then we will all eat lunch together.