Teacher's Name: Mrs. Lauren Berowski

Grade/Subject: Library/Media
/ Grade 8 Literature

Contact: lberowski@stjohnskenmore.com

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                                                                                                                  LIBRARY LIMELIGHT

                    THIS YEAR HAS CERTAINLY BEEN ONE OF THE BUSIEST, MOST PRODUCTIVE, AND FUN-FILLED TIMES IN OUR SCHOOL LIBRARY!

                    WE FOUND OUT HOW...

                    ...TO USE THE INDEX, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA, THE ALMANAC, THE DICTIONARY, AND HELPFUL COMPUTER WEBSITES.

                    ...TO LOCATE BOOKS USING THE CARD/COMPUTER CATALOG.

                   WE FOUND OUT WHY...

                   ...WE SHOULD "BE NICE TO SPIDERS"

                   ...WE SHOULD AVOID "THE LIBRARY DRAGON"

                   ..."LEPRECHAUNS NEVER LIE"

                   ...THERE ARE "TALKING EGGS"

                  ..."IT'S NOT EASY BEING A BUNNY"

                  ...THE LITTLE ENGINE COULD!

                 WE READ WONDERFUL BOOKS BY:

                 ...KATE DICAMILLO, LOIS EHLERT, BETSY BYARS, TOMIE DE PAOLA, LOUIS SACHAR, ROBERT McCLOSKEY, PHYLLIS R. NAYLOR, CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG, JERRY PINKNEY, 

                    GERALD McDERMOTT, BERNARD WABER, PATRICIA POLACCO, MO WILLEMS, AND SO MANY OTHERS!

                WE CREATED OUR OWN...

                 ...BOOKMARKS

                 ...SJS T-SHIRTS

                 ...BOOK AWARDS

                 ...BOOK "SCENES"

                 ..."WILD THINGS"

             .....................AND BEST OF ALL WE WERE AMUSED, ASTONISHED, ENTHRALLED, TICKLED, AND ENLIGHTENED BY SOME OF OUR FAVORITE BOOKS!!!

                   ON A PERSONAL NOTE...

                     AS MANY OF YOU KNOW I AM RETIRING THIS YEAR.  GOD HAS TRULY BLESSED ME WITH WONDERFUL, CARING STUDENTS AND MY FAMILY...MY FELLOW TEACHERS,                         WHO CARE SO MUCH ABOUT THE CHILDREN AND EACH OTHER.  SOMETIMES, DURING MY LIBRARY CLASSES WITH CHILDREN SURROUNDING ME  WITH SO MUCH EXCITEMENT FOR BOOKS...I WOULD "STAND BACK" ....ENJOY THE MOMENT....AND THINK TO MYSELF..."IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS...THANK YOU JESUS!!"

                     THANK YOU....ALL THE FAMILIES...WHO HAVE SUPPORTED ME AND ENTRUSTED ME WITH YOU CHILDREN FOR 32 YEARS!!!

                                                                      GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF MY STUDENTS...PAST AND PRESENT!!!!

                                                                                                                                                      WITH APPRECIATION AND LOVE,

                                                                                                                                                                 MRS. LEAPER

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                                                                                                            EIGHTH GRADE LITERATURE       

                        WE COMPLETED OUR UNIT STUDY OF THE CLASSIC NOVELLA, OF MICE AND MEN, BY JOHN STEINBECK.  I THINK THE CHILDREN WERE MOVED AND INSPIRED BY THE 

                        BOOKS AND THE MOVIE VERSION, AS WELL.  AFTER ALL, MY MAJOR OBJECTIVE WAS TO INSPIRE THEM TO UNDERSTAND AND BE TOLERANT AND KIND TO OTHERS, 

                       TO  "BE" WHO THEY ARE, TO REMAIN ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT LIFE, AND TO ENJOY "GOOD" LITERATURE!

                       EACH DAY I LOOKED FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THIS CLASS...THEY CERTAINLY WERE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC AND WERE ALWAYS READY TO VOICE THEIR OPINION!

                       I WILL MISS THEM AND HOPE IN SOME WAY I "SPOKE" TO THEIR HEARTS.

                                         GRADUATES...WHEREVER YOU GO...GO WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND REMAIN TRUE TO YOURSELF!!!

                                                                        GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!!!

                                                                                                                                          LOVE,

                                                                                                                                          MRS. LEAPER

                     *****PLEASE SEE "ON A PERSONAL NOTE" ABOVE (UNDER LIBRARY WEBPAGE ARTICLE)