JU-B Weekly Note

Dear Families, 

This week, we have enjoyed the beautiful weather in a variety of ways. Students were able to get outside every day for recess to stretch their legs and enjoy our consistently warm weather. It is lovely to be out in the spring!

We have shuffled some of our Word Study groups based on where students are currently in their learning.  Ask your child what group they’re in now and one interesting thing they learned this week.

In community meeting we talked about what made a good friendship versus a negative one (and how the same person might behave differently with different people).  We then had students brainstorm ideas for a JU magazine about tweens to encourage ally-ship and support for kids of this age.  Students are going to select the magazine feature they’re most interested in doing, and for two weeks we’ll work on creating a magazine.

On Wednesday we took our final trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum. Students were able to take notes on the Silk Road. They were able to see how cultures exchanged and shared ideas during this time. 

In science we have been studying the materials economy. Before leaving for the Towpath, students learned about the history of industrialization in China and how it impacted the people. At the Towpath, students found evidence of a mill as they explored the canal. For the remaining Thursdays, we will spend time around the city studying the materials economy and water quality. We will not go to The Schuykill Center every week but will explore other resources in Philadelphia. We will let students know earlier in the week where we are going. As the weather gets warmer, please make sure to send students in long shirts, socks, and pants. 

Have a great weekend,

Chantal and Dan