The Winning Books
For the second year in a row, Wonder by R.J. Palacio is the winner of GVJH's March Book Madness event.
In the Top Two Final Round, Wonder earned 52.5% of the student vote, while The Hunger Games earned 47.5%.
GV Readers, if you have not yet read one (or both) of those excellent books, you are missing out!
The Winning Students
First Place ($30 Chaucer's Gift Card): 8th grader Grant Y. won with a perfect bracket!
Runner Up ($15 Chaucer's Gift Card): 8th grader Sophia K.
Runner Up ($15 Chaucer's Gift Card): 8th grader Kennan S.
First Place ($15 Chaucer's Gift Card): Mr. Ortega!
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated. And a special thank you to Ms. Hatcher-Day for planning the contest and evaluating hundreds of completed brackets.
Do you know that Goleta Valley Junior High students are eligible for Student Success Cards from the Santa Barbara Public Library?
Here is some key information to know about Student Success Cards:
Santa Barbara Public Library How-To Videos
Hello Makers! April is National Poetry Month, so we are celebrating with blackout poetry.
This challenge can be done with paper and pens or with Google Docs. Read the slides below for more about the challenge.
SLIDES TUTORIAL: How to Make Blackout Poetry
Click this link to open slides in a new tab: Blackout Poetry Challenge
VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to Create Blackout Poetry with Your iPad
OPTIONAL: Publish on Padlet!
When you are done with your blackout poem, take a photo or a screenshot. Add your poem to our GV Maker padlet: bit.ly/blackoutpoemGV