Grace Lutheran School

Jacksonville, Florida

Quarter 3 opens for 8th grade with the second part of our Soc. Studies unit on World War I. This week, we investigated the major offensives and which side was victorious in each. We also looked at how the U.S. came to be involved in the conflict. Next week, we'll examine how American lives were affected on the homefront. 

In Lang. Arts, we've been learning more about Shakespeare's background and how the Globe Theater compares with our modern ones. This unit is near and dear to my heart, as I studied abroad in England back in college. I brought in my photos and scrapbooks from my own visits to Stratford-upon-Avon and London. The students got a kick out of seeing Mrs. J. with long hair and glasses (not to mention the idea of photo albums with the date stamped on the picture!). Soon, we'll be starting our study of Macbeth. Students use a text that has modern English side-by-side with the original Elizabethan text. We watch the BBC version to guide us, as plays were written to be seen, and the action helps students get past the language barrier. We've also done several introductory activities to help them get used to the vocabulary of the time period. 

In Religion, we've wrapped up our World Faiths unit. We're doing presentations next week on Christian songs (this is a nice extension of our Lang. Arts poetry unit). We're also working on preparing our Feb. 12 chapel service. While I've provided the service outline and the framework for the message skit, the students will be crafting the dialogue. You are welcome to join us for this service, which starts at 9 a.m. that day.

8th Grade Home

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Welcome to Mrs. Jaeger's Webpage!

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 this school year!

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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


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)