22.23 Team Curiosity Welcome Letter
Team Curiosity Team Letter
Curiosity: a strong desire to know or learn something
Dear Team Curiosity student,
We hope you are enjoying your summer vacation! A new school year is right around the corner. We understand that your transition to John Jay Middle School might evoke a wide variety of emotions. Hopefully, one of those feelings is excitement! Coming to a new school can be a little scary, but we are confident that by the end of the first week of school you will be feeling very safe and comfortable.
On Team Curiosity, Mrs. Loeb teaches math and science, Mrs. Daley-Savo teaches English language arts (ELA) and social studies.
Now that you are in sixth grade, you will have many opportunities to grow as an independent learner and enjoy developing new perspectives. Our goals for you are that you will nurture your curiosity by asking great questions, and that you will learn to think critically about the world around you. Furthermore, we will help you improve your organizational and time management strategies to help you navigate life at JJMS and beyond. These life-long skills are as important as any curriculum you will learn.
You may have purchased school supplies through the PTO or collected them on your own. On the first day, bring all the materials to school and we will help you organize them. We will provide you with additional information about what will stay in your locker, the classroom and at home.
You will receive your iPad to use during this school year on our first day back. We ask that if you do not already own one, you purchase a fine point stylus to use with your iPad. There are several inexpensive options on Amazon that you might want to consider: Pony capacitive pen or Meko 2-in-1 Precision Series. A more expensive option, but worth the investment is the Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil. Please know that you will be using this for multiple years, so an investment in a better one may be worth it.
We are looking forward to seeing how we can help you develop your curiosity as a 6th grader! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!
Mrs. Daley-Savo and Mrs. Loeb
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