LMS Room 106

Reading Classroom for grades 6,7,and 8

Week in Review 4/20- 4/24 *6th Grade*

Go ahead, ask us about Frank Lloyd Wright! We know so much more about Mr. Wright and his architecture than we did last week. "Professor" Monte Muller (yep, the retired LHS/LMS band director) to give us a presentation on Mr. Wright and some of his famous buildings. If you drive to Spring Green in the near future, look for Taliesen before you cross the bridge. We've got some other vacation destinations as well. As a teacher, I was busting with pride as my students were polite and engaged throughout Mr. Muller's 90+ minute presentation. And now when I ask questions, it's easy to tell they really listened because their answers are spot on. LMS = the best 6th graders anywhere!!!

Week in Review 4/20-4/24 *7th Grade*

We're solidly underway on the Book Partnership Project. The partnerships are done with their first stopping place as of 4:00 today. This week we used those books to talk about narration and the link between inference and prediction.


I'm worried about the 7th graders' senses of humor! Our read aloud is How Carl Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulsen. It is sooooo funny and they hardly smile, let alone laugh. I hope it's not because my reading is bad. :( What's not to chuckle at the antics of adolescent boys trying to make their own fun in the world before computers, smartphones and video games?!

Mark Your Calendars



April 30 - Badger Exam - math portion for 7th graders.

May 1 - journals due from 7th graders

Featured Trivia Master - Claudia the Clever

1. How many times was Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin home near Spring Green built?

2. Where was the Robie House built?

3. Who owns the house Frank Lloyd Wright designed in Lancaster?

4. What is the famous building Frank Lloyd Wright built in New York City?

5. How old was Mr. Wright when he died?





Answers: 1. Three times

2. Chicago

3. The Kinney family

4. The Guggenheim

5. 91 years old

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 = How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulsen