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One Book, One School

Our third annual One Book, One School experience is underway.  Everyone in the Jason Lee community, including students, teachers, paraeducators. clerks, counselors, administrators, secretaries, custodians, and all support staff, have received a copy of the book Slacker by Gordon Korman.  Over the course of five weeks, we will read the book together and engage in discussions and activities [...]

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Ella Enchanted Field Trip: Thank you PTA!

Due to a generous grant provided by the Jason Lee PTA, Mrs. Peterson's English classes had an amazing opportunity to attend a performance of Ella Enchanted presented by the Oregon Children's Theater.  Prior to the field trip, Mrs. Peterson's students read the book by Gail Carson Levine on which the play was based.  Watching a [...]

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A collection of library updates, information and stories, authored by librarians across the district.

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Reading for fun is important!

School is a place to learn to read and also to read to learn. Students begin learning letters and sounds and by the time they are through the primary grades they are reading longer passages and beginning to understand that reading is a skill they will need in all subject areas. Sometimes students begin to [...]

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Cheryl Miller reading the book named Cinder.

Cinderella was my favorite fairytale when I was growing up, and this book is a fantastic science fiction twist on the Cinderella fairytale.  The book is set in the future where a deadly plague is destroying the population of earth.  Our main character, Cinder, is a cyborg – part human, part machine.  Because she is a cyborg, she’s not considered as good as a real humans.  Her step mother hates her, of course, and tries to come up with ways to get rid of her.  But, then Cinder meets prince Kai and finds herself in the middle of an intergalactic struggle in which she will need to uncover secrets from her mysterious past in order to protect the world’s future. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl – one cyborg girl – named Cinder.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Mrs. Peterson reading a bookI loved that the main character’s character traits would change depending on who he was living with.  It tugged at my heart strings in many ways.  The ending’s twist reaffirms why you fell in love with the book in the first place.

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