Dear JU-D Families,
Although we had a significantly abbreviated week in JU-D, there was no shortage of action within the classroom. Students molded chicken wire, fired up drills, and painted portraits of gods in preparation for our February 11th Open House. The classroom is cluttered with supplies and construction projects in a variety of stages of completion. As we crammed in construction time, JU-D members were hard at work rehearsing and revising their plays devoted to Greek gods. Additionally, we began to complete our kid created audio tour of the classroom, which will guide parents through the numerous JU-D practices and learning opportunities. Despite the time we've made for the project, students are beginning to feel the pressure of their performance date baring down. Some parents may have already seen some of these jitters at home, although the mood in class is overwhelmingly positive.
In other news, it is report season. This is the time of year when teachers fill in parents on student progress. This year, Junior Unit has launched a new model for filing reports. In addition to the traditional narrative structure, reports will include a checklist that will help break down individual skills students have worked on this year. An email will be sent home early next week with a link to your child's progress report; there also will be a full explanation of our checklist.
Noelle and Nick