This week in science, JU-A students began working on their "Mythbusters" research reports by preparing a cover page and drafting a quantitative data section. Students also continued the Greek coin project by transferring their portrait drawings to the metal sheets. We had discussions about Greek standards of beauty and compared it with American standards, and an interesting conversation ensued about whether or not there was one set of American norms about beauty and who (which cultural/racial/ethnic group) determined these norms.
Thursday was definitely the highlight of this week. In the morning author Nancy Viau talked to the students about creative writing. She encouraged students to connect their personal traveling experiences to fictional stories. Then we walked to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and had a close encounter with Peter Paul Rubens' famous painting "Prometheus Bound" and viewed the "Wrath of the Gods" exhibit. In the afternoon, we went to the school book fair, where teachers and students filled their wish lists with a wide variety of books. The book fair will be open through Saturday. If you visit, you can ask a volunteer to see your child's wish list.
In closing, here are some upcoming dates to remember:
- JU students will sing in the second Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 16, at 9:00.
- Before the concert, we will host a meet-and-greet for JU-A families to meet Julia Carleton, our classroom's newest member. If you're able, please join us in JU-A from 8:30-8:55!
Jenson and Emily