Mrs. Joan LaBarbera - ELA

Mrs. Joan LaBarbera

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Mrs. Joan LaBarbera

Hello and Welcome to 7th and 8th grade ELA! This is my eighth year at School 16, and I love teaching reading and writing! 

 I sincerely hope that reading this message finds you and your family healthy and happy. I thank you very much for checking in and caring about your child's education during this unprecedented time. I look forward to a time when we are back in school and interacting face to face rather than on a computer screen! 

During this extended school closure, I will posting all schoolwork and communication on Class Dojo and Microsoft Teams (which can be accessed on your child's Office 365 account). 

If you are not connected with Class Dojo and wish to be, please e-mail me!

Please feel welcome to contact me via Class Dojo or jlabarbera1@yonkerspublicschools.org officially between 9am and 1pm. However, I am always connected to my phone and answer messages at any time, as long as my busy 2 and 5 year olds allow!

Currently, the 7th grade is working on reading and analyzing The Pearl and the 8th grade is working on reading and analyzing The Giver.

All materials are accessible online. On Class Dojo I have posted links to where the books can be read online, and also links to the PDF files of the worksheets if a child does not have a physical copy of the packet. Work can be emailed to me, sent through Dojo messenger, or sent through Microsoft Teams (this would be the preferred option now that it is set up!).