Jon's Update 4-6-2020

posted Apr 6, 2020, 11:29 AM by Cynthia Friedman   [ updated Apr 6, 2020, 11:33 AM ]
Dear Middle School Family,

Boy! So many variables and complications to consider in rolling out our work plan for the week. The giant Zoom sessions with 25 people went alright last week. It really was heartening to connect with everybody, but it just doesn't feel quite connective enough with so many people at once. So we're going to try something different this week with Zoom.

Your Daily Com/Human Routine:
1. Read for 30 minutes (a book of your choosing).
2. Work on your Personal Growth Project for at least 30 minutes.
3. Complete a Blog entry documenting your progress on your P.G.P.
4. Turn in a link to your Blog Entry in Jupiter Ed.
5. Read other students' Blogs and make comments.

Office Hours:
Jon and Maizzy will be available from 1-2pm Monday through Thursday on Zoom. 

You can also contact us via e-mail, if you have questions, or if you want to schedule another time to meet. We are frequently checking email between 8:30am and 3:15pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:30am-1:15pm on Friday.

Class Attendance:
You must attend your scheduled Blogger class once a week. Click on the correct link for your Blogger Group below, on the day and time indicated, to join the Zoom Meeting. Please only attend YOUR Blogger Group Meeting. See email Jon sent for more details.

As usual, please refer to Jupiter Ed to see your assignments and instructions, and grades. This week, we will continue grading on an "is it turned in" basis. Next week we will return to a plus, check, minus system for effort and quality.

PE Assignment (from Dan)
With this activity for week 1 each student will be asked to do whatever exercise on the list by spelling their name. If there is a particular one they just can't do after trying or they have done it multiple times because of the same letter I am asking they simply pick another letter of something they have NOT done. If the student is not challenged enough because of a short name I am also asking the students do their full first and last name.

Please document your activities with video, pics, or even write up with comments on what you did. You can email it directly to

We'll talk with you soon!
Take care,
Jon and Maizzy