JU-D Weekly Note

Dear JU-D Families, 

We thought we were in the clear of winter this week, but March had other ideas. Despite the sudden snow dump, JU-D continued to rumble forward in our preparation for student-led conferences. Students spent the bulk of the week looking back over a colossal load of work. After taking a look at teacher goals synthesized from narrative reports, students considered their progress, successes, and areas to work on. They are working to craft a clear presentation of this work to all of you at home. While there are pre-conference jitters to be sure, overall students are excited for the opportunity.

All the while, students continued to monitor the growth of their fast plants. They learned about the process of pollination and even got to take part in this essential part of the plant life cycle as they pollinated their own plants. In the weeks ahead we should begin to see the growth of seeds. We will compare the seed harvests of variable plants to the production of our classroom control group.

Next week will be a short one as conferences start on Thursday. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for a Doodle poll. 

Nick’s Doodle: http://doodle.com/poll/fm8i5wu4tkguvusc

Noelle’s Doodle: http://doodle.com/poll/vvkead3p7yn3zbwz

Have a good weekend,

Nick and Noelle