Welcome to the Junior Homeschool Program page! Our Junior HS programs are intended for eager participants in grades K-5, but grade level varies according to program. This is to assure that the program is appropriate for the age/grade level. We do our best to offer programs for all school-age students, but offerings depend on the session.

We hope you will join us for one of our Junior HS programs this session!

Book Bonanza
February 8 | 1pm | All Ages

[The following projects will help your student (s) develop and practice their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.  It will also help them respond to reading in a new, fun way, forcing them to dig deeper into the story to find ways to share what they’ve read with others.]

Greenwood Public Library is embarking on a Reading Revolution, making discussions about books, literacy, and reading a
priority for the New Year.  Join us for a fun, creative exploration of reading at Book
Bonanza! The setup will be very similar to a science fair with students completing a project before they arrive and then sharing what they created with others at the event.

Choose whatever book you want to share with others, and then select one (or more if you want!) of the following projects to complete:

  • Interview a character from your book.  Write at least ten questions that will give the character the opportunity to discuss his/her thoughts and feelings about his/her role in the story.  However you choose to present your interview is up to you!
  • Build a diorama or miniature stage setting of a scene in the book.  Be prepared to discuss or write an explanation as to why you chose that scene and how it is important to the book.
  • Pretend your book has just been optioned to become a movie.  Design a movie poster and be prepared to discuss or write an explanation as to why you chose that scene and how it is important to the book. (Only use this option if the book has not already been made into a movie.)
  • Write a diary entry that one of the story’s main characters might have kept before, during, or after the book’s events. Remember that the character’s thoughts and feelings are very important in a diary.
  • Create a travel brochure for the setting of the story highlighting important places and descriptions.
  • Create a newspaper for your book. Summarize the plot in one article, cover the weather in another, do a feature story on one of the more interesting characters in another.  Include an editorial and a collection of ads that would fit in the story.

HS Book Beat
May 10 | 1pm | Junior (Gr K-4) & Teens (Gr 5-12)

[The following projects will help your student (s) develop their reading comprehension skills.  It will also give them practice working as a part of a team and listening.]

Do you love to read? Do you love team competition? Well here's your chance to enjoy both! Read a selection of books and be prepared to answer questions based on each story and help your team win!

Reading lists will be available in the Children's Department and Teen Room for Juniors (grades K-4) and Teens (grades 5-12) no later than January 3rd. When you pick up a list, your student will be assigned to a team.  There will only be (5) books per age group for this event.

Junior Computer Classes are taking a break this semester. Please contact Lori Anne with any questions (laboone@greenwoodlibrary.us)

HS Open House
January 11 | 1pm | All Ages

Come mingle with other homeschool families and explore all that Greenwood Public Library has to offer you and your students.  We’ll take you on a tour, pull out kits and games available for use in the
library, and give a quick demonstration of resources on the library’s website.

HS Spelling Bee
April 12 | 1pm | Junior (Ages 8-11) & Teen (Ages 12-16)

[The following program will help your student (s) learn definitions, pronunciation, and roots of words.  It will also help enhance vocabulary and improve reading and writing skills.]

The GPL spelling Bee will consist of a written and oral test. Points will be awarded for each correctly spelled word in both sections. The participant with the most points at the end of Round 10 will be named Spelling Bee Champion.  Registration is required.  Word lists for both Juniors and Teens will be made available no later than January 3rd.

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