Enter our Primary I classroom and you'll feel like you are in an international center of learning. Here are some of the class's activities:

Cultural Studies 

This year we will be focusing our cultural studies on Europe. We have already talked about animals that live in the mountains. In addition, we are identifying and naming the countries of Europe on a puzzle map as well as on the globe. So far we have identified Italy, Greece, Spain, Poland, Russia, Findland, Norway, Sweden and France.

Circle Time

During circle time, we read Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth. Later, the children all shared something they felt was beautiful. This included trains, mom and dad, stones, fire trucks, sisters, art etc.

We have recently read and discussed the following books:

  • Jamaica Tag-Along, by Juanita Havill
  • What if the Zebras Lost Their Stripes?, by John Reitano
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip C. Stead
  • The Quilt Makers Gift, by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail de Marcken
  • Something Beautiful, by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
  • La Gallina Guillermina, by Beatriz Doumerc
  • El disfraz de Zacarias, by Beatriz Doumerc


Learn more about The Renaissance School's programs at our Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School Information night on October 25. Call 510-531--8566 to RSVP.