LMS Room 106

Reading Classroom for grades 6,7,and 8

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Week in Review 10/5-10/9 *6th Grade*

The third reading signpost, Tough Questions, was studied this week. Effective readers stop when a character is faced with a difficult question and mull over in their minds what the question makes them wonder about and what might happen next in the situation. To give you an example, a TQ would be "Should I get a dog?". There are so many implications to owning a pet, that the question should not be taken lightly. Talk with your reader about the TQ in their current self-choice book.

The Harlem Ambassadors gave us the important message of perseverance though uncomfortable situations and those times when we just don't want to do something. Positive results come from positive actions! Each speaker talked about a time in their life when they had to choose the more difficult path of self-motivation and keeping all actions and thoughts upbeat. Some of that Can Do attitude showed up in this week's reading journals that were turned in early and then corrected for a better grade.

Woohoo, way to go you pre-planners!

If you haven't signed up for the free Remind app, please reconsider your decision. The instructions are at the bottom of this newsletter. Several parents have mentioned they don't know what homework is being assigned because homework planners are not making it home. The Remind app will help you keep up with assignments I give outside of the regular 75 minutes of outside of class reading each week.

Week in Review 10/5 -10/9 *8th Grade*

The biographies have been chosen. Next week we will officially kick off the reading assignments from those books and the project that will follow.

I am deeply grateful to the Schreiner Memorial LIbrary staff for their warm welcome to the library for our 8th graders. They opened their doors early to us so we would have the library to ourselves for 30 minutes. Many of my students are familiar with the basics of the library, so it was valuable to add to the basic knowledge with the staff's chat about other services,spaces, and equipment available. Most of the students behaved themselves with maturity and it was a pleasure to see them be a respectful audience. As lovely as the building and the book collection are, the true treasure is the library staff that works hard to make sure each patron get what he/she needs there.

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I like to listen to people read sometimes because I like to rest from reading on my own. I usually listen to my mom; she's a good reader. Every year on the night before school, she reads The Kissing Hand.

I like to read fantasy and picture books. Sometimes I like picture books so much I don't want to read my self-choice book. One author I like is J.K. Rowling.

I usually get my books from the school or public library. The new public library is cool! I like how they have different areas.

Mark Your Calendars

Oct. 12 - Teacher Inservice - No Classes for students

Oct. 13 - CASH Ambassors vs. Harlem Ambassadors basketball game - LHS 6:30. Free

admission by wearing this year's CASH t-shirt.

Communication Avenues

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

Website - look under the staff directory of the school's website http://www.lancastersd.k12.wi.us/faculty


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.


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


There are many websites highlighted in Ms. Uppena's webpage to link students to valuable study resources. Please check her page!


Tto 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 @reading820 for 8th grade students. Enter @3d8b5b for 6th grade students.

Option #2 - Use these links.

8th grade = http://remind.com/join/reading820

7th grade = http://remind.com/join/reading720

6th grade = http://remind.com/join/3d8b5b

Option #3 - phone number 510-292-4948 then the 8th grade class code is @reading820, 7th grade code is @reading720 and the 6th grade code is @3d8b5b

Read Alouds

6th Grade =Z-Rex by Steve Cole

8th Grade = Zach's Lie by Roland Smith