Thank you to the many parents who came out for Parent-Teacher Conferences last Thursday and Friday. I enjoyed meeting with you to discuss concerns, answer questions, and celebrate your children's accomplishments during the first quarter of the school year. My congratulations to all those who earned academic awards, awarded in chapel today!
Here's a sneak preview of upcoming activities and content for Quarter 2:
Religion: Finishing 10 Commandments with Pastor Skopak, Getting to Know God video Bible study (David Nasser, Now Media), World Faiths (introduction to apologetics)
Lang. Arts: Literature Circles novel choice unit, Grammar: Adjectives/Adverbs and other parts of speech, Vocab. lists continue through List 11 this quarter (cumulative test will be on 3 lists instead of 4 this quarter; due to hurricane week we will not get to List 12 before Christmas), continue reading independently for Accelerated Reader Challenge 
Soc. Studies: Continuing discussion of shift from agriculture-based to industrial-based U.S. economy at turn of last century, influence of immigration, Progressive reform movement, U.S. rise to world power status, World War I.
I look forward to a great second quarter with our 8th graders! 

8th Grade Home

 Grace Lutheran Jax 8th grade class                                Grace Lutheran Jax 8th grade

Welcome to Mrs. Jaeger's Webpage!

Our theme verse this year is about going Forward in Faith, trusting God for directions along life's path: "...for we walk by faith, not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7).

This is an extension of last year's emphasis on being Connected to Christ and Connected to Community. Our middle school students connect to Christ as they study and memorize the Scriptures in Religion class and Middle School Bible Study, and as they praise Him during Chapel and Middle School devotions. 

Students connect to the Grace community through our Chapel Buddies program, where older students are paired with four-year-old students for chapel and other buddy-bonding activities. Students build relationships through after-school clubs such as Russian Club and Cooking Club. They learn teamwork through playing on our golf, volleyball, soccer, cross-country, basketball, cheer, and track teams. They build relationships on class trips.

Grace parents connect to our community through cheering on our sports teams together, chaperoning field trips, worshipping at chapel, and more! 

Grace graduates connect to area high schools, arriving 100 percent prepared for the transition to high school. While at Grace, students develop study skills, note-taking skills, writing skills, and a well-rounded academic foundation that will allow them to succeed at the next level at the school of their choosing.

I am cheering for my students and their families along this journey! I am ready and willing to guide students as they learn and grow, clearing roadblocks and soothing sore spirits. I love teaching middle schoolers because they bring energy to the classroom.

As I seek to teach children, I am always mindful that I am praying for the Lord to teach me, too. “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long” (Psalm 25:4-5).

May God bless us as we encourage each other to stay Connected while moving Forward in Faith this school year!

                                   8th grade field trip Grace Lutheran Jax

Parent Resources: Below are links to documents that have links to numerous articles on these topics.


Connecting With Your Teen

Emotional and Social Health


Media Tips

Physical Development

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Important Information

Below are folders for shared documents for each of my classes.

Language Arts (link to folder)

Social Studies (link to folder)

Religion (link to folder)