Next Week is Red Ribbon Week at WOMS

                                             photo credit: Sylvan Hills Middle School – PCSSD

 

The week of 10/23-10-27 is Red Ribbon Week at the middle school. 

Monday 10/23 – Wear Red

Tuesday 10/24 – Wear Hawaiian Attire

Wednesday 10/25 – College Shirt/Crazy Socks

Thursday 10/26 – Super Hero Day

Friday 10/27 – Neon

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/9-10/13

READING PASSAGE DUE WEDNESDAY. THERE WILL BE NO READING LOG THIS WEEK.

STUDY VOCABULARY HARD – Common Assessment 1 soon to come and vocabulary will need to be known to answer questions.

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (Go HERE to practice)
  • Partners will work together to analyze a poem using TPCASTT strategy

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “Tiger” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Tuesday –

  • Read Legend of the Bluebonnet (focusing on the rule of 3, the great helper, the theme and the setting)
  • Begin filling out graphic organizer

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “Tiger” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Wednesday- READING PASSAGE DUE!

  • Read Pink and Say (focusing on the magic helper, theme, setting, dialect)
  • Finish filling out graphic organizer (comparing yesterday’s book to today’s)

Hw: Read 20 minutes study vocabulary

Thursday-

  • Read novel
  • Study Island (review various concepts for next week’s common assessment)

Hw: Read 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Friday-

  • Text Evidence (Homework Superstar)
  • Study Island
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/2-10/6

Monday –

  • Read Out of my Mind novel
  • Dialect & Register Lesson & Activity

Hw: Study vocabulary words (Click on this link to study words with flashcards and games: https://quizlet.com/_3plkwz, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on reading log

Tuesday- 

  • Read novel
  • Begin poetry mini unit

Hw: Study vocabulary words, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on reading log

Wednesday- READING LOG DUE & EARLY RELEASE

  • Hand out new reading passage for hw (poem)  DUE 10/11
  • Share some examples of reading log responses
  • Out of Mind Book Trailer to “Fight Song”

Hw: Poetry passage

Thursday

  • Read novel
  • Introduce TPCASTT strategy for analyzing poems
  • Digital classroom on TPCASTT strategy

Hw: Poetry Passage

Friday-

  • Out of my Mind 3 Vocabulary Test
  • TPCASTT – Analyze a poem together
  • Work with partners to analyze a poem using TPCASTT strategy (if time)
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Lesson Plans for the Week of September 11-15

 

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Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (Go to Vocabulary 2017-2018 tab on my blog to practice new words – there are games and flashcards)
  • Read Out of my Mind novel
  • Watch two Kid Friendly videos of what happened on 9/11
  • Discuss the THEME of this tragic event

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “The Day the Towers Fell” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Tuesday – 

  • Read novel
  • Discuss 40 Book Challenge **We are having a contest between 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Let’s win this!
  • Begin 9/11 Choice Board

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “The Day the Towers Fell” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Wednesday- READING PASSAGE DUE!

  • Take up reading passage “The Day the Towers Fell”
  • Read novel
  • 9/11 Choice Board

Hw: Read 20 minutes and answer 1 comprehension question

Thursday-

  • Read Novel
  • 9/11 Choice Board

Hw: Read 20 minutes and answer 1 comprehension question

Friday-

  • Read Novel
  • Check hw (showing text evidence)  **Starting next passage and on, I’ll be picking “Text Evidence” superstars!
  • 9/11 Choice Board

**One of the activities students can complete on their choice board is a word cloud. I wanted to share mine.

Mrs. Lobue’s Word Cloud

Students can also chose to create an online timeline of 9/11’s major events. Here’s mine.

Mrs. Lobue’s 9/11 Timeline

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Solar Eclipse Day

We had so much fun today – it was Solar Eclipse Day!

Students watched Flocabulary’s Eclipse video and then wrote a short poem/rap with a partner or partners using three words from Flocabulary’s Lyric Lab. They had to write at least two lines and include three words from the provided list.  After picking a “sick beat” to sing to, they practiced their poem to the music. Several brave masterminds performed for us. See a few of those below. I’m so proud of the teamwork and collaboration!

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Important Back to School Information

This post was originally made from Mrs. Balboa on the Middle School website.

All returning students must register online and in person.

July 24    Returning Student Registration begins on Skyward Family Access

August 1  In person registration for 8th grade; 8:30-12:00, 1:00-3:00

August 2  In person registration for 7th grade; 8:30-12:00, 1:00-3:00

August 3  In person registration for 6th grade; 8:30-12:00, 1:00-3:00;

                    6th, 7th, 8th, 5:00-7:00

August 7-11  New student registration; 8:30-4:30

August 14  6th grade and new student parent meeting, Cafeteria, 5:30-6:00

                      Meet the Teacher; 6:00-7:00

August 17  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

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