The best way to become a better reader is to practice. 


Read, read, read, and read some more!  


Students should be reading at least 30 minutes a night five days a week. 

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Welcome to Mrs. Petersen's Page


Greetings!  This year marks my 5th year of teaching with the Omaha Public Schools and I have been at King Science & Technology for all 5 years.  I was born and raised in Omaha & graduated from Omaha South High in 2001. I recently completed my Masters degree in Teaching from the College of Saint Mary and plan to continue my education one day.


 In my free time, I spend a lot of time with my husband, BJ, and my two children (Lilliana & Nels). I think of all my students, and their families, as my extended family. I get to meet the most wonderful people in my profession and appreciate your partnership during (and after!) the time I spend with your student.


With that being said, it is a must that we continuously communicate to do what is best for the children. Please keep in mind that you are always invited to visit my classroom. Also, your input and open communication is very important to me.  

Classroom Expectations

Students are expected to act in a manner that allows all students to learn and the teacher to teach with a minimum of disruptions. In my classroom I have specific expectations to ensure students success and learning.

-Raise your hand.

-Speak & Listen courteously.

-Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

-Ask for permission to be out of your seat or area of learning.

-Be respectful.

-Be responsible.

-Be safe.

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LA 6.1 Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.

LA 6.2 Students will learn and apply writing skills and strategies to communicate.

LA 6.3 Students will learn and apply speaking and listening skills and strategies to communicate.

LA 6.4 Students will identify, locate, and evaluate information.

Contact info

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me!

Mrs. Juanita Petersen

Room #101

6th grade Reading


Golden Sower Nominees


Golden Sower Nominees


Hold Fast by Blue Balliett

  Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman

   Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year by Bill Harley

 Darling: Mercy Dog of World War I by Alison Hart

A Snicker of Magic  by Natalie Lloyd

 Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

The Girl from Felony Bay by J.E. Thompson

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods



To be eligible to vote, a reader must have read or heard a minimum of four of the current nominees from one category.