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Library

We have digitized about our library! If you would like to view our digital site, please visit: St. John's Catalog.

This month students will be using our library skills to learn how we can best find books in the library. Older students will begin to learn about the Dewey Decimal system and use our digital catalog, while our younger children will learn how the fiction books and everybody books are organized. Sixth graders will learn about digital citizenship as well. 

Students in grades PreK-K will check out ONE book each week. 
Students in grades 1-3 will check out up to TWO books each week. 
Students in grades 4-6 will check out up to THREE books each week.
Students in grades 7 and 8 are welcome to check out books during one of my free periods or before/after school. 

If students do not return their books on the due date, they will not be allowed to check out new books until the old ones are returned. Students can still browse and set books aside for me to hold for them until they return their other books. 

Thank you to those of you who donated books to our growing and changing library! We are always accepting donations of books. If you have any books you would like to donate, please send them in with your child and we will put a label inside with your family name. We appreciate every donation. 

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Grade 8 Literature

We are utilizing google classroom this year. Many assignments will be done and submitted on google. Many important classroom documents can be found here as well.

Children will have access to their grades on google classroom if the assignment was submitted there. 

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  • Poetry
    • Students will learn different literary elements that are often found in free verse poetry. 
    • We will also read and analyze works by Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou as well as others. 
    • Finally, students will demonstrate their learning with a theme essay before we dive into short stories next month! 
              Students will begin by learning about and writing their own bio poems as well as analyzing other forms of poetry.

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