Social Justice Book Tasting- Jan 2022

Hi Grade 8s-¬†This week you will have the opportunity to “taste” a variety of books before you select one for your Social Justice Book Report. If you are absent this week, do not fret, follow these instructions to do a virtual book tasting! ūüôā



1.  Read through the descriptions of each form of injustice

2.  Choose the 2-3 topics that are most interesting to you, explore the books on those lists. 

3. Each Wakelet contains a summary of this book and if you click on the book it will take you to a sample in google books that you can read

4.  Download this handout and take notes of books that catch your attention or spark your interest! You will need to choose a book that you have not read yet!


Click on the box to view the book list for each topic:






How do I get a book?

A sign up will be posted on teams that you can use to claim a library copy in Monday January 24th at 7:00 pm. This will be FIRST COME FIRST SERVE and these books will be checked out to you and delivered to your homeroom later that week.

If you do not get your top choice and want to find this book on your own you are welcome to purchase the book or locate it at a public library as long as you can have a copy of the book by the start of your first work block!

Stay tuned!
The book sign up will be posted
MONDAY JAN 24th at 7:00 pm!



January in the Learning Commons

Welcome back to school everyone! It is a new year and we have a new challenge that you can participate in, as well as two activities you won’t want to miss this month!

2x2x2 January Challenge

Submit your tasks HERE by february 7th

When you’ve complete your board (all six tasks, bring it to Mrs. Jenden in the Learning commons to get your name in the draw)

Check out this video for more information on the challenge:


Cards for healthcare workers

Wed Jan 19/Thurs Jan 20th
Sign up outside the Learning Commons


Ready, set, make!
Wed Jan 26/Fri Jan 28th
Sign up outside the Learning Commons