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Open House Tour Dates

We have finished our Open Houses for this year. We will schedule Open Houses for next Fall. Please return to our website in late September/early October.

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Reading Resolutions + Research

We are off and running with PS 8’s Readathon! Here’s a fun 2020 reading log–just write titles completed on the spines. Hard copies of this log are available to pick up in the library during Open Access for parents (Tuesdays 2:40-3:20 every week). This month second graders and I will embark on a guided research […]

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Choice Reading

Inspired by the ideas of educator/author Pernille Ripp’s 2017 book Passionate Readers, I began thinking more deeply about how to emphasize student choice as a greater feature of PS 8’s library program. Early in the year I challenged each student to “Try for 25” and complete at least twenty-five books of their choice–any genre, any […]

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We The Kids

We the Kids, a KidsCre8 Club, presented their Project Citizen portfolio on November 8th to parents, members and directors of Friends of the Marcy Houses which is a non-profit interested in using Project Citizen in their after school program.  Content, process, skills and reflections were shared regarding the water fountains at PS 8. Ben C., Milo G-G., […]

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Digital Citizenship

Library classes are focusing on digital citizenship to learn how to participate safely and responsibility in online communities. Lessons are drawn from the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, Common Sense Education, and BrainPop (email agreen@ps8brooklyn.org for username/passwords). Second graders will start with the basics of online safety and information privacy. Third graders will focus learning about […]