8th Grade Literature and Play Information

Hello, 8th Graders!
 
Thinking of each of you and your families and praying for your health, happiness, and peace!
 
I sure do miss each and everyone of you. I want you to know how that I was so proud of you and  your thoughtful discussion last Wednesday before we were dismissed. Little did we suspect that it would be for a few weeks; but God has a plan, this is temporary, and we'll pick up where we left off and have even more to think about and discuss. Keep up the good work!
 
Starting on March 23rd, I will be sending out some assignments, guidelines for reading and discussiion with you regarding  Deep Water, the Watt Key Author in April book that we are reading as a class. Each of you should have received a copy in your locker, and I hope you enjoy it. All of Watt Key's books are filled with great adventures, challenges, and insights in the human spirit. Like we experienced in The Diary of Anne Frank, we will meet some formidable, resilient characters, young adults like yourselves, placed in extraordinary circumstances.  I look forward to reading Deep Water  closely with you and encourage you to read any one of his other novels: Hideout, Terror at Bottle Creek, and Alabama Moon.
 
As we move forward especially after our Spring Break, beginning on  March 23rd, I will be posting assignements and  hope to receive feedback and discussions with you through our Google Classroom as well as updates through Edlio. So  please check  Google classroom as well. 
 
My first Screencastify was posted yesterday to wish you all a Happy St. Patrick's Day and to let you know that you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. It is clearly a first attempt, but I am confident that subsequent communications through Screencastify will be improvements :)  Time will tell. 
 
Thank you for being such a remarkable class and group of talented, enthusiastic, and engaging young adults. I am so proud of all you have accomplished with The Magical Land of Oz
and look forward to putting the final touches on the production for our May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd performance dates. It is a very fine show and coming together beautifully. God will see us through this, and we all understand that this delay is for the coomon good. Keep running your lines, singing your songs, and bringing to your work the courage, heart, and friendship that the Munchkins, Citizens of Oz, the Guards and Monkeys, Oz's guards,Tree and Flowers, Witches - good and bad, Oz, and Dorothy, Tin Woodsman, Scarecrow, and Lion have shared with us. You are the best! Keep up the good work!
 
Look for some guidelines and a suggested reading schedule as well as some you tube videos and annotation suggestions for Deep Water on March 23rd.
 
If you read a book or see a movie that you like and want to share your insights and recommendations, please contact me and let's get the discussion started. 
 
May God bless you and hold you and your families in the palm of His hand. 
 
Mrs. Kober