JU-C Weekly Note

Dear Families,

It was lovely to see many of you at our Chinese New Year Open House on Thursday morning!  We were glad to share music with you, as well as a glimpse of the work students have been doing.  As we noted, most of their work is not yet finished -- students are working on projects they plan to present to each other.  They were proud of their work so far!

We left the Open House and headed to HMS School for our weekly rehearsal.  David and I were impressed with their partner work -- all of them seem more comfortable with their partners (especially the fifth graders, most of whom are working with the same partner from last year).  They are doing an excellent job engaging with their partners while singing and moving.

On Tuesday, Junior Unit joined the 6th grade for a speaker (who worked more extensively with the 6th grade during the day).  Dr. Omekongo Dibinga is a professor at American University, and he presented to students about being an upstander and not a bystander.  The students loved his way of presenting and engaging with the large group.

Our other activities continued as usual -- math, Word Study, reading “Life in Ancient China,” and a little bit of our continued read-aloud, “Science Fair” by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  We’ve also continued our community meetings -- this week was a short meeting in which we answered more questions, and next week’s lesson will focus on other changes that occur during puberty.  Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns!

Have a great weekend!


Laura and David

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