LMS Room 106

Reading Classroom for grades 6,7,and 8

Week in Review 4/27- 5/1 *6th Grade*

Do you know that creepy feeling that someone is near you but when you look nobody is there?! Well, that's the feeling our protagonist, Petra, gets when she reads The Invisible Man. We're getting to know the characters in The Wright 3 a bit more each day. I've been doing the majority of the reading so we can concentrate on the writing elements of the novel, but it would be great if my students re-read the day's reading for further comprehension. Reading aloud or listening with a family member or friend is a great way to share the book and learn at the same time.


Next week we're in for a treat! Ms. Uppena has arranged for Zachary Howe, an author, to visit our school and give a presentation to the 6th grade. We're meeting authors on a frequent basis this year and we love it. Maybe, just maybe, the writing influence will inspire one of our LMS students to pursue such a career later in their adult life. Of course, we hope they'll come back to talk to the students and share their craft.

Week in Review 4/27-5/1 *7th Grade*

We're about 3/4 through the reading of the Book Partnership Project reading portion. I'm grateful to the students who have kept up with the schedule. It makes life so much better for them and their partner if last minute work can be avoided. If your child is behind, please encourage them to use the weekend hours to catch up and get back on track.


The Badger Exam is done!!!! Again, the 7th graders were troopers and took the test well even though their brains and eyes were pushed hard. I hope the results reflect the good work and attitudes I saw.

Book Fair

The Scholastic book fair is back with a BOGO deal!!! Buying a few books and storing them away for great summer reading is a fabulous idea to keep the summer slide to a minimum. The book fair runs through May 8th.

Clothing

The spring and summer clothes are out with this nice weather. Please remember that clothes that were school appropriate last year, namely shorts for the girls, are sometimes a bit too short for this year. The way these kids sprout up over the middle school years is a miracle to behold! Please double check clothing choices so that we don't have to embarrass students by asking them to change to be more compliant with proper standards of dress in a public place.

Mark Your Calendars



May 6 - Badger Exam - math portion for 6th graders.
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Featured Reader - Mario Sanchez

I really like fiction books. One of my favorites is the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I like all the action. For example, when Harry goes to Voldemort to be killed to save his friends, he doesn't die. Voldemort tries to kill Harry again. Harry's shield charm directs the spell back to Voldemort.


I don't like to read aloud. I get nervous and I can't pronounce the words sometimes.


I want to be a writer when I grow up because I like to read. I will write action and adventure books.

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 =The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett

7th Grade = How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulsen