LMS Room 106

Reading Classroom for grades 6,7,and 8

Week in Review 3/9 - 3/13 *6th Grade*

We've moved on to nursery rhymes. Yep, nursery rhymes. Nursery rhymes are great pieces of writing for us to work with rhyme schemes and rhythm patterns, not to mention they're fun to say. For our initial anchor text we using Monster Goose by Judy Sierra. The illustrations from Jack E. Davis are delightful too. I keep saying that we're never too old for picture books and I mean it. :)

Week in Review 3/9-3/13 *7th Grade*

Inference is our new focus for metacognitive lessons of reading skills. We took one sentence and listed facts and inferences. It's amazing what we can do with ONE sentence. Imagine what we can infer within an entire book! Deeper reading is important.

Geoff Herbach

Author Geoff Herbach has been our visitor today. He met with the whole student body and worked with smaller groups throughout the day. A big thank you to Ms. Uppena for arranging the visit. I hope Mr. Herbach enjoyed his day with us and being back in the area of his youth. Many students now have autographed copies of his books. Some of us had a yummy library lunch with him as well. Wowwweeee! How cool is that?!

Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences are on the horizon. Evening conferences are Thursday, March 26th. Morning conferences are Friday, March 27th. As usual, conferences are not scheduled so arrive with the idea you will visit with LMS staff on a first come, first serve basis. You can spend some of your waiting time at the Book Fair in the library. If you can't be here either of those dates, please contact me and we'll work out an alternative meeting.

Book Fair

There is a book fair coming to LMS. Follow this link for more information on shopping days and how to order online. The fair will be here for parent-teacher conferences, so plan a little time to stop in at the library. It's a good idea to have a few books stored away for summer vacation days.

http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/lancastermiddleschool2

Mark Your Calendars

Mar. 25 - Journals due from the 6th graders.
Mar. 26 (evening) & 27th (morning) - Parent-Teacher Conferences

Featured Reader - Stay tuned - We were too busy today to find a celebrity.

Communication Avenues

Phone - 723-6425 ext. 240, there is a voice mail option
E-mail - zabell@lancastersd.k12.wi.us

Resources

There are many resources to be used for success at LMS.

If you need a calendar of today's homework, try the Remind site or the school's website.

If you would like to see books,the LMS library catalog is on the school's website under the student tab. The Schreiner Memorial Library (Lancaster's public library) has a website that gives lots of information on their collection, the Southwest Wisconsin Library System collection, the library hours & events and a link to Overdrive for the online collection.

http://www.schreinermemoriallibrary.wordpress.com

If you need to contact a LMS staff member, look in the staff directory of the school's website.

http://www.lancastersd.k12.wi.us/faculty

REMIND

As part of my attempt to use more technology and to add another way to give an opportunity for student success, I have joined other staff members in using the website Remind. It will give you the homework for the day on your phone or computer. Each student was given a handout with the ways to log on to my page of the Remind website.

Option #1 - Download the Remind app. (it's free) Enter class code @2f5bb for 7th grade students. Enter @02507 for 6th grade students.

Option #2 - Use this link: www.remind.com

Option #2 - phone number 510-292-4948 then the 7th grade class code is @2f5bb and the 6th grade code is @02507

I would appreciate feedback on your use with the Remind site.

Read Alouds

6th Grade =Rescue Josh McGuire by Ben Mikaelson

7th Grade = Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carmen