Ms. Renee Jackson

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Ms. Renee Jackson

Hello, ARE Jaguars!

I want to encourage all of our students to read at least twenty minutes each day. During the time of school closure you can still access ebooks through the SORA app from your Launchpad/Classlink. if you need a tutorial, checkout this link:https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/2220.htm  Further instructions are on Class Dojo. You can also click on the Overdrive tab at the left of this page. There are also links to video Read Alouds on the Online Read Alouds tab to the left of this page.

In the interest of public health, Henry County Public Library System is closed until further notice.  During this time fines will not accrue.  Some resources are still available online with your library card.  For the complete list, follow the link below. http://henrylibraries.org/online-resources/ Please check out the tabs to the left that offer lots of free resources. Tumblebooks especially offers free ebooks including books in Spanish and graphic novels as well as the usual read alongs.

The HCS Technology Department created this site: http://bit.ly/hcsremotelearning which includes a collection of resources to help support teachers, students, and parents plan for continued learning during this extended school closure.

Also, check out the Learn to Code tab on this left of this website. It will take you to lots of places you can practice coding whether you are a beginner or advanced coder.  You can have hours of fun coding while you are learning and practicing a career skill! The Free Distance Learning tab has lots of resources for learning and fun.

Exciting news for our rising 4th and 5th graders! The book list for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl has been released. HRRB is the ultimate book club. It begins with reading great books and continues with exciting competition against other elementary schools in Henry County before the winners go to the state competition! Here's the list to get started reading now:

 The 2020-2021 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Book List:

  1. Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. (2018)
  2. Louisiana’s Way Here by Kate DiCamillo. (2018)
  3. Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly. (2019)
  4. The Unteachables by Gordon Korman. (2019)
  5. Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon. (2018)
  6. Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn. (2019)  
  7. The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf.  (2019) 
  8. Lemons by Melissa Savage. (2017) 
  9. Solving for M by Jennifer Swender. (2019)  
  10. Some Places More than Others by Renée Watson. (2019)  

Hope to see you soon!

Renée Jackson, M.Ed