JU-D Weekly Note

Dear JU-D Families,

Today was another excellent week in JU-D. The week was abbreviated but jam-packed with learning. We joined JU-C in our Agora meeting, where we looked at the complex history of the Parthenon and its treasures. We wondered who owned artifacts and shared knowledge with our JU-C associates in order to approach a greater truth. Independently, we worked on the tricks of pluralizing a variety of singular nouns.

We also learned more about ourselves and our classmates as we began to look at personal identity and took our classroom from a safe space to a brave space. Although often serious, sometimes these brave spaces can be fun. We used our newfound bravery to begin working on impromptu public speaking, as well as improv games. This week also marked the launch of our class read-aloud, The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, a book that links to our study of museums, city layout, and the all-school theme, “What is a Mystery?” 

On Thursday, the students who went to Awbury Arboretum also spent time at Wissahickon Charter School and began to build relationships with students that they will continue to work with throughout the fall. Students who went to the Schuylkill Center got to experience the early stages of the scientific process and practiced making observations about the natural world. 

A few useful pieces of JU-D information:

  • Back-to-School night starts at 6:30PM on Tuesday 10/6.
  • We will go to the Art Museum this coming Friday. 

Have a fantastic weekend.

Truly, 

Noelle and Nick