JU-A Weekly Note

Dear JU-A Families,

We are busy preparing for conferences in JU-A!  The students are excited to share their successes from the winter and their goals for the spring with you.  We are looking forward to welcoming you into the classroom again.  

As we looked back on our past work, we continued to move forward.  Students continued to use our topographical and climate maps of China to hypothesize how geography and climate can affect culture in different parts of China.  They will work in small groups to research their hypotheses after spring break.

Jill Garland visited JU-A this week to help students organize their ongoing research writing projects.  Jill helped students understand the cyclic nature of the writing process, pointing out that, especially for research writing, they may move back and forth through the prewriting, drafting, and revising stages several times before publishing.

Here are some questions to discuss with your children over the weekend:

  • How do you think your variable has affected your fast plants' growth?
  • What are you enjoying about the Brown Girl Dreaming read aloud?
  • How do you feel about your upcoming student-led conference?

Have a great weekend!

All the best,

Tim and Julia