Richmond Hill K-8 Media Center
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Laniyah H. Wins First Ever RHK8 Poetry Slam
Students' creativity and word power were on display during the First Ever Richmond Hill K-8 Poetry Slam. Both face-to-face and online students participated in this virtual Title 1/Literacy Event that united the school community. Students learned about figurative language, similes, metaphors, symbolism, and form before writing their poems. Teachers chose the best poem from each class, and students voted for the best from their grade. Judges then scored the ten semifinalists' performances using a rubric. The student from each hallway with the highest score advanced to the Grand Prize Round.
1st place ($75 Finish Line gift card and $25):
Laniyah H. from Mr. Knight's 5th Grade Homeroom
2nd place ($50):
Dylan Y. from Mrs. Doss' Kindergarten Class
3rd place ($25):
Timya E. from Ms. Cox's virtual 7th Grade Class
The ten semi-finalists received personalized tote bags with books, journals, pencils, erasers, bookmarks and gift cards to local restaurants. Participants' poems will be published in an anthology that will be available for purchase.
The ten semifinalists:
|Kindergarten||Dylan Y.||5th grade||Laniyah H.|
|1st grade||Andriah H.||6th grade||A'Sean B.|
|2nd grade||Kali T.||7th grade||Timya E.|
|3rd grade||Jules C.||8th grade (tie)||Shanell R.|
|4th grade||Kaleigh A.||8th grade (tie)||Zachery S.|
Tumble Books Available for K-5 Students
Storybooks, read-alongs, ebooks, graphic novels, nonfiction, videos, language learning, and puzzles and games available on any device. Use the link below or scan the QR code.
Students who read at least 20 minutes every day do better on standardized tests. Read every day!
Teen Book Cloud for Grades 5-8
Fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry, graphic novels, enhanced ebooks, audiobooks, and videos available on any device. Use the link below or scan the QR code to login. No username or password needed.
Read every day! Students who read everyday are more likely to graduate high school and go to college.
myON Readers of the Month for November
The following students read the most books on myON during the month of November. The top readers on myON each month receive a free book of their choice to add to their home libraries.
|Student||Grade||Number of Books Read|
Whitney Husid, Media Specialist
Richmond Hill K-8 School, Augusta, Ga