Homework Due

Students have been working for several days analyzing poetry. Many of them are not done, however. These things will be due tomorrow at the beginning of class so students need to finish it tonight.

I will not be accepting late work on this, because we have had plenty of time in class and plenty of practice.

Book Fair Coming Soon!!

 

From Mrs. Kelley….

The Middle School Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair December 9 through December 18! Be sure to join us for one of the following activities to encourage literacy in our community. All book fair profits go back to purchasing new books and equipment for the library to benefit WOMS students. Every student that shops the fair in person will be entered into a drawing. Prizes include a Moe’s Pizza and authentic Roughneck wear!

  • Lunch and Shop: Join your middle schooler for lunch in the library and shop the book fair from 11:00-11:30 December 9, 10, 11, 12, or 13. Visitors will check in at the office before being directed to the library.

 

  • Family Nights: While you are on campus for the Christmas band concert, bring the whole family to the library on December 17 between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM. The first 150 shoppers will receive a complimentary cookie from Hard Bean! 

 

  • Student Shopping: Students can shop during the school day in enrichment or with permission from their reading teacher during reading class.

 

  • EWallet: Give your student a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair. Simply create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available at www.scholastic.com/bf/woms. Scroll down to the “ewallet” section and click, “get started.”

 

  • Online Shopping: If you are unable to come to any of the open times, you have the opportunity to order your books online beginning December 4th by visiting www.scholastic.com/bf/woms.

In addition, students have made ornaments for the library Christmas Tree. Follow the instructions below. When you visit the library, you can see the tree come to life.

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Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have.  I look forward to seeing you all next week and thank you all in advance for your support!

Chesley Kelley

WOMS Library Media Specialist

[email protected]

Lesson Plans November 4-8

Monday: Read Ch. 13-15 of “Freak the Mighty”

Tuesday: Add more characteristics and life events to our picture of Max. Kahoot to review chapters we have read. Read Ch. 16

Wednesday: Study Sync practice over novel.

Thursday: Read Ch. 17-20 of “Freak the Mighty”

Friday: Begin Novel Choice Board over Novel

ADVANCED:

Monday: Read Novel and answer questions

Tuesday: Test over Ch. 11-15

Wednesday: Read Novel and answer questions

Thursday: Fishbowl Discussions over novel

Friday: Continue Fishbowl Discussions

Permission Form

Students will be bringing home permission forms today in order for us to watch “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” on Thursday and Friday. If you are ok with your student watching the movie, please sign it and have them return it by Thursday.

The movie is from 1999 and is rated PG-13. It is almost exactly like the original story from Washington Irving. More “spooky” than scary.

If you do not want your student to watch the movie, they may bring a book and read in the hall on those 2 days.

Lesson Plans October 7-11

Monday: Work on vocabulary words for ch. 6-8 for Freak the Mighty on Vocabulary.com. Figurative Language Mini-Lesson and practice page on Personification. Read Chapter 8 of novel.

Tuesday: Work on vocabulary words for ch. 6-8 for Freak the Mighty on Vocabulary.com. Figurative Language Mini-Lesson and practice page on Irony. Character Trait Review.

Wednesday: Work on review for vocabulary words for ch. 6-8 for Freak the Mighty on Vocabulary.com. Begin Character Analysis of Max. Read Chapter 9 of novel.

Thursday: Vocabulary Test. Begin Vocabulary for Chapters 8-10. Complete Study Sync Fig. Lang. activity.

Friday: Character traits Activity. Scope magazine article.

ADVANCED:

Monday: Complete Background Knowledge over the Holocaust/WWII

Tuesday: Discuss fables. Why is “Boy in the Striped Pajamas” called a fable. Begin reading novel.

Wednesday: Continue reading novel and answer questions.

Thursday: Continue reading novel. Begin Character Trait analysis of characters from novel.

Friday: Continue reading and answering questions.

Lesson Plans September 22-27

Monday: JStar Ministries presentation on the dangers of Vaping. Finish Reading 1st 3 chapters of “Freak the Mighty”.

Tuesday: Review Figurative Language. With a partner find examples in the 1st 3 chapters. Read Chapter 5.

Wednesday (1/2 Day): Vocabulary Quiz. Read Chapter 6.

Thursday: Character Traits Lesson

Friday: Test over chapters 5-6. Continue with Character Traits.

ADVANCED

Monday:Begin Holocaust Webquest. We are beginning our unit on the Holocaust. Students will research various aspects of it so they will understand the importance of the setting when they read a pair of novels. The projects/unit will culminate in a trip to the Holocaust Museum in Dallas. I feel it is important for our students to understand how the atrocities of this time period and how we can prevent it from happening in the future.

Tuesday: Continue Holocaust Webquest

Wednesday: 1/2 Day (No 7th period)

Thursday: Complete research. Begin Holocaust One Pager

Friday: Complete One Pager

Lesson Plans August 26-30

Monday: We will review plot and take notes in our reading journals.

Tuesday: Students will get in groups and put story in plot order. Create plot diagram and label Little Red Riding Hood story for grade

Wednesday: Finish Plot Paper. Introduce “Book of the Month Challenge”

Thursday: Classes will go to library to check out books.

Friday: Escape from Plot Mountain escape room

ADVANCED CLASS:

Monday: Outsiders Escape Room/Present Character Projects

Tuesday: “Outsiders” Test

Wednesday: Introduce “Book of the Month Challenge”. Present Character Projects

Thursday: go to library to check out books. review plot and take notes in our reading journals.

Friday: Students will get in groups and put story in plot order. Create plot diagram and label Little Red Riding Hood story for grade

Lesson Plans August 19-23

We had a great start to our school year last week and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone throughout our time together!

Monday: We will set up and join all of our class websites, Google Classroom, etc. Read and respond to “Thank you, Mr. Falker”.

Tuesday: Students will read an article about why we read and discuss their thoughts.

Wednesday: Students will begin a reading assessment in Moby Max.

Thursday: Continue reading assessment.

Friday: Genre Practice-Do we read differently based on the type of text we are reading?

ADVANCED:

Monday: We will set up and join all of our class websites, Google Classroom, etc. Read and respond to “Thank you, Mr. Falker”.

Tuesday: Students will read an article about why we read and discuss their thoughts. Students will begin a reading assessment in Moby Max.

Wednesday: Outsiders Character study- Students will work in groups to analyze the characters in The Outsiders

Thursday: Continue Character study

Friday: Finish and Present Character study

Test over novel will be Monday (August 26th)! Review novel over the weekend 

Lesson Plans August 15-16

Welcome back to School! I am so excited for our year and can’t wait to get started!

Thursday: I will be taking up supplies and students will be completing a get to know you activity as well as having a Scavenger Hunt to get familiar with our classroom!

Friday: Students will use a STEM activity to go over our classroom rules and expectations.