LMS Room 106

Reading Classroom for grades 6,7,and 8


Merry Christmas! Like the students, I am looking forward to the winter break to catch up on work at home and at school, relax and renew my energy. I am grateful that you send me children that you have worked hard to make successful and responsible. It's a gift I treasure all year. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season filled with surprises, laughter, conversation, joy, and of course, good reading. Mrs. Zabel

Week in Review 12/15 - 12/19 *6th Grade*

Our quest for sequence words and ideas continued this week. We're good at cause and effect sequences. We're using metacognition to analyze reading skills we already possess but sometimes need to call upon during more complicated reading assignments.

We ended the week with winter humor. Ask for a joke; my students can supply it.

Thanks carolers for the 5th hour song! (see photos)

Mr. Fry begins his paternity leave in January, so we'll all need to work hard to keep the classes going smoothly for Mrs. Nemic. Late work, which is a problem for some students, needs to end and behavior has to be the best it can be. We'll be patient and flexible while we get Mrs. Nemic accustomed to our schedule.

Week in Review 12/15-12/19 *8th Grade*

We revisited effective read aloud skills with some holiday humor. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" was the basis of our readings. Having all those birds in a house is funny if it's not MY house!

The last reading journal of each student's LMS career was turned in this week. Whew! What a good item off the checklist of things to do!

Mark Your Calendars

Jan. 5 - Classes resume
Jan. 9 - journals due for 6th grade


Our Featured Reader is Santa Claus!

I like books about Christmas, cookies, elves and good kids. I enjoy snacking on cookies and milk while I read. I deliver my favorite books to all types of readers around the world. Some of my favorite books to deliver to children are The Night Before Christmas, Olive the Other Reindeer, and The Christmas Carol. I also enjoy people writing reviews of my favorite books. Reading is the reason I'm one of the most famous people on Earth. Reading is so important because it tells me how to fly my reindeer, how to go from house to house quietly, and also how to feed my reindeer. It also is important for telling me who is on the naughty and nice list. Hopefully you're all on the nice list and if your're not get reading!!!!
"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day"
Mr. Claus via personal assistants Lindsey W., Isaac F., and Kate M.

Communication Avenues

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


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.



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 @1addd for 8th 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 8th grade class code is @1addd and the 6th grade code is @02507

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

Read Alouds

6th Grade = Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen

8th Grade = The Pack by Elisa Carbone