Spring Greetings from the Primary Class

What a full and fun winter we’ve enjoyed! I have so much to share with you about all the fun we’re going to have in spring. The biggest news is that we will be shifting to our Spring/Summer schedule beginning in March. The goal of this shift in schedule is to maximize our time outdoors because being outside is so important!

Our thematic units over the next few months will be so fun with March focusing on Our Bodies, April will bring us lots of lessons on Gardens & Bugs, and May, we’re learning about the Seven Wonders of the World! I can’t wait to share new work, books, and art activities with your children to help them deepen their familiarity with these topics. In March, we will begin our continent study of Asia. Generally, a continent study will last between 4 weeks and 12 weeks, depending on the size of the continent and the diversity of countries and cultures therein. Asia is the largest continent by area and population, so I will follow the children, but I think it’s safe to say we’ll spend at least March and April deep into our learning and research of Asia. If you have any items, art, books or –truly– anything that is from Asia you’d be willing to let our little friends explore, please let me know. I also welcome any opportunities for cultural learning from our families who are of Asian descent. Do you have a talent or idea of a way to share more about your culture with our children? Please let me know!

If we complete our study of Asia before the end of Spring, we will step into Europe for our final continent study of the year. Mark your calendars for Conferences April 20th-24th. Sign-up sheets will be in the office.