Primary - December 11, 2015

Hello Families,

The holidays are here! We had a wonderful visit from Middle School students for St. Nicholas Day, with ginger cookies and a good story. Thank you!! We’re also enjoying reading Hanukkah stories, working with the menorah, dreidels, and making latkes. They’ve been a big hit, mostly with applesauce, yum! After reading aloud Tomie dePaolo’s The Art Lesson, a brief autobiography (from when he was about 5 years old), the children met up with their elementary partners to share ideas on writing a short autobiography. It’s fun and another opportunity to work with the school’s elders! Number work and afternoon handwriting have also been part of the week, along with frequent creative endeavors in art, with inset drawings, and story writing. Also, Taco Tuesday is a success in Primary, with such comments as “I love these!” and disappointment to learn it is only scheduled once per month. Thank you, to the student RRCC! This warmer weather has us all having fun outside, around and on the playgrounds. Having found an intact orange just behind the playground, we continue our observations of plant debris left outside over time. Congratulations to Adelaide’s family. She is now a big sister to her new baby sister, Scarlett Helen! Cyndy is away now until January. It’s great Fatima can join us until the holiday school break. Monday, come see us and our building project at Parent-Child Afternoon (at your time, 3:15 or 4:15) ! May your week ahead be filled with restful moments at this busy time of year. Peace and take care,

Maureen, Jess, Rachel and Cyndy