JU-A Weekly Note

Dear JU-A Families,

This was a week of growth in many different senses of the word. Leaves are beginning to emerge from our fast plants, and students are reflecting on the way their variables have affected their plants’ development. Students’ research papers are progressing as they find answers to their open and closed questions. Additionally, students have been reflecting on their own growth as they set goals in preparation for student-led conferences.

We continued studying China’s ethnic groups this week; students worked in small groups to hypothesize the ways that China’s geography may affect the culture of the ethnic groups living in various regions of China. 

Two highlights of the week were a visit from the Peter Tang musical ensemble on Tuesday and our visit to the highly interactive 7th grade "Seeds of Change" exhibit.

Here are some questions that you can ask your child about this weekend:

  • What is a SMART goal? Why is it important for a goal to be SMART?
  • What did you learn about Chinese music and instruments this week? What makes the Chinese musical scale distinctive?
  • What questions do you have about China’s ethnic diversity?
  • What is a surprising fact that you have discovered about your research topic so far?
  • Name a “seed of change” you learned about from the 7th graders. How has this factor influenced human life and history?

Please remember to sign up for a student-led conference, which will take place March 23 & 24. To sign up for a conference with Julia, visit http://doodle.com/poll/8iieb7t77e889wqn. To sign up for a conference with Tim, visit http://doodle.com/poll/65dpgkmtxkwugnk7.  Please reach out to us to set up a time if those days do not work for you.

Enjoy your weekends!

Julia & Tim