Category Archives: Literacy

Rainforest Performance

Our students were outstanding on stage together. We are so proud of all the 4th grade students who performed. The play, based on the picture book The Great Kapok Tree was a success. The other elementary students in the audience … Continue reading

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Getting ready for an Author Visit

In two weeks Frank Cammuso will come to St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju.  We are so excited to meet an author. As students prepare to meet Frank Cammuso we are exploring the graphic novels he creates.  Students are using Epic to … Continue reading

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Character Traits

During Reader’s Workshop we are currently studying character traits.  Students are discovering that their favorite books often have complex characters.  The people we enjoy reading about the most have many imperfections.  As a reader, a story is often more interesting … Continue reading

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Book Tasting

Today during Reader’s Workshop we had a “Book Tasting”.  Similar to tasting different types of food and reflecting on what we like and don’t like, our students “tasted a variety of books”.  Students explored a wide variety of different genres, … Continue reading

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Summer 2017

Happy summer 2017!  Our students were ready for summer. Student report cards should be mailed home soon.  University Schools Summer Reading information is included in the report card envelope.  University Schools recommends that students get involved with the High Plains Library … Continue reading

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Proud of our Reading Champions!

Our week has been especially exciting as many students from our homeroom class placed high enough in order to compete at the District Battle of the Books competition. Our students will participate with over a hundred other 4th grade students … Continue reading

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A Day to Celebrate Reading!

Today was a day to celebrate reading, on March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Our students started the day with a literacy assembly in the Auditorium.  Shortly after the assembly Senator Michael Johnston visited our classroom to visit and read … Continue reading

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High School is Amazing!

Over the past two weeks our class has enjoyed visiting high school classrooms.  As a K-12 learning community we look forward to learning together on a multi-age campus. December is such a fun and exciting time of year that students … Continue reading

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T’was the Night Before Christmas – Compare and Contrast

Over the past two weeks our 4th grade students participated in a compare and contrast project.  We studied the poem T’was Night Before Christmas, written by Clement C. Moore.  Our class had 18 different copies of the book, The Night Before … Continue reading

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Cup Stacking, Literacy, Story Telling and More

Today was a full day of learning excitement.  Students started by participating in the Guinness Book of World Record Cup Stacking Event in Physical Education. We want to thank our P.E. teachers Mr. Kravig, Mr. Miller and Ms. Breen for … Continue reading

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