JU-B Weekly Note

Happy Friday, Families!

It’s been another busy week in JU-B! If you haven’t already, be sure to check our class blog.

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Students worked hard this week writing and revising their second post. Over the weekend and at the start of next week they’ll be reading others’ work and leaving comments. If you have time, we’d love to have parent comments as well! Students will write a third and final post before the project is over.

This week, we started our final read aloud-book of the year, The Wish List by Eion Colfer (author of the Artemis Fowl series). This book connects closely to our all-school mystery theme. Ask your child to introduce the book to you and tell you what we’ve covered so far!

We kicked off our Jerry Spinelli book challenge this week! Students will spend the final month of school reading all Jerry Spinelli books for their independent reading. In class we’ll be taking extra time to have formal and informal book chats. We have 15 titles available at school. Ask your child about what he or she is reading now and what other books he or she is looking forward to! And of course, encourage your child to keep reading lots at home!

Reminders:

  • ERBs will take place from Monday, May 23 to Wednesday, May25. Please do not schedule doctor’s appointments or other extra-curricular activities during this time that will take them out of school. It’s very tricky to arrange times for make-up sessions.
  • Our Olympics Opening Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 1. It is scheduled to begin at 1035 am. We hope to see you there.
  • We have one more week of messy work out at Awbury Arboretum. Please make sure to send your child to school on Thursday with rain boots and an extra set of clothes and shoes!

In partnership,

Hilary and Dan