Entering Gr. 8

Happy Summer, Future 8th Graders!

This summer, we will all be reading Seedfolks, a short book about a community garden, and 1 article that relates to this topic of gardening and community.  

Please do the following before school next fall:

  1. Read Seedfolks.
  2. Complete summaries for each character in Seedfolks using the chart provided.
  3. Read the article- annotate them (mark them up) for discussion in the fall.
  4. Answer the text dependent questions at the end of your article.
  5. Observe growth this summer:  trees, plants, farms, gardens, etc.  

We will discuss the book and articles in the fall, and will also be writing short narratives of our own.  We also hope to incorporate some outdoor field trips related to this summer unit when we return in the fall.  

If you have any questions, email Mrs. Lund at:  rlund@barnum.k12.mn.us, or Mrs. Oetterer at:  coetterer@barnum.k12.mn.us.

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Lund and Mrs. Oetterer