Welcome to Primary!
We are a combined classroom for 1st and 2nd grade.
Teacher: Pam Maile
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Primary students range in age from 6–9. Children at all ages develop at different rates. Our goal is to allow children to develop in a more fluid way offering challenges that are appropriate rather than “grade level”.
We view each child as an individual learner whose program is designed according to his/her needs. We consider social, emotional, and academic development equally in our planning. A first year student who is strong in reading can work with older children.
An older child who may need more concrete mathematical work can be in a math group with younger children working on developmentally appropriate skills and activities. Children develop friendships of all different ages. We also plan many multi-age activities throughout the year so that students can get to know the entire school body.
Teacher Interviews & Portraits by our Kindergarten
Pam: I like to go skiing, be outside and I like to read books. Today my favorite color is purple. In my family I have my daughter Lilly and my son Kaden and my cat Sully.
Sarah: I like to cook and garden and read books and play with my family. My favorite color is turquoise. My family and I like to be outside together and we like to play board games. I like to go skiing, be outside and I like to read books. Today my favorite color is purple. In my family I have my daughter Lilly and my son Kaden and my cat Sully.
As one of our classroom projects, the Primary students created a “how-to take care of chickens” book. They wrote reports about different breads of chickens. To gain information, we visited a local farmer and had first hand experience with hatching eggs. Eventually, the chickens will be residing at the school.
Celebrating the Spring Equinox
We joined the kindergarten and build a fire out in the deep snow, roasted marshmallows and sang songs. The primary enjoys spending lots of time in our outdoor classroom.
Sound and Light
In one our of science units, we investigated light and sound waves through books, videos and hands-on activities.
We kicked off our school year by studying states of matter, specifically bubbles!