We LOVED Max!!

We have finished the amazing movie that accompanied our novel, Max.

We learned that these “unsung heroes” have been in all wars and have saved thousands of lives! We honor these military war dogs for their service and loyalty to our brave men and women in the military.

Check out a few of our favorite memories…

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12 Day of Christmas – Let’s Have Fun!

Students are invited to get involved in our 12 Days of Christmas!  Dress code will be enforced.

Dec 5- Grinch’s Random Act of Kindness- do something kind for a friend, and wear as much green as possible.

Dec 6- UIL Meet; NO SCHOOL (only students who are IN the UIL competitions will come to school)

Dec 7-  Cover your cold feet with Christmas socks

Dec 10 Make Monday Bright- Wear anything that lights up, shines, or sparkles

Dec 11  Mad about Plaid- Wear flannel

Dec 12- Reindeer Games- Wear your antlers and red nose

Dec 13- Jingle Bell Rock- Wear bells

Dec 14- Wear your ugliest sweater

Dec 17- Elf Yourself- wear stripes

Dec 18- Santa is on his way- Wear a Santa hat

Dec 19- normal day

Dec 20- Wear Christmas PJs to prepare for lounging around

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/15-10/19

Bring your library book to school. Students will have an opportunity to return their fiction book and check out another one. I’m encouraging them to read a different type of fiction book this time.

Monday – 

  • Discuss Dialect and examples
  • Informal vs. formal language
  • Out of my Mind novel

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW: Study vocabulary words and read 20 minutes

Tuesday –

  • Poetry lesson (discuss poetic devices used in poetry)
  • Partners will analyze two poems

HW: Study vocabulary words and read 20 minutes


  • Out of My Mind
  • Vocabulary test (this grade will go on the next 9 weeks)
  • Pass out poetry homework “At the Window”

HW: Complete poetry hw **Your child gets bonus points for proving their answers.


  • Visit the library
  • Out of my Mind
  • Poetry quiz (10 question quiz)

HW: Complete poetry hw


  • no school for students (enjoy your day off)

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Homecoming Pep Rally

Middle School students will NOT have Early Release this Friday, Oct 5th.  We will run our normal Pep Rally schedule.  Students will report to 8th period, teachers will take attendance, and then we will attend the pep rally as a campus. We will then walk back to the middle school for dismissal.

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Important Homecoming Information


Students will be allowed to wear mums/garters on Friday, Oct 5th.  All bells and noisemakers must be taped.  The school will not be responsible for lost or damaged mums/garters.  It will be the student’s responsibility to keep up with the mum/garter.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in theme days:

Monday-  Tacky Tourist

Tuesday-  Dress as your favorite Meme/Vine

Wednesday-  Dress in your favorite decade

Thursday-  Western

Friday- Maroon and White

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Lesson Plans for the Week of September 10-September 14

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary words   **Go HERE to study and practice your words with ready-made flashcards and games.
  • Out of My Mind Novel
  • Finish Characterization of Melody Graphic Organizer
  • Early finishers will create a 9/11 WORDLE

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/21 and FINISH reading passage “The Day the Towers Fell” (DUE WEDNESDAY) Prove answers -5 bonus points on grade


  • Watch Flocabulary’s 9/11 video **Discuss theme and events of this day in history
  • In partners, complete “Synonym and Antonym Match”
  • See video of heroes and discuss what it means to be a HERO

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/21  **Reading passage DUE tomorrow!


  • Take up reading passage
  • Hand out reading log (due next Wednesday) *This will be a grade. Your child should be reading a fiction book.
  • Read chapter from Out of My Mind
  • Begin 9/11 Context Clues Task Cards

HW: Study vocabulary and reading log


  • Read Out of My Mind
  • Complete 9/11 Context Clues Task Cards

HW: Study vocabulary and reading log


  • Read Out of My Mind
  • Vocabulary Game
  • Those finished with ALL work from the week will complete a 9/11 Cinquain

HW: Have a great weekend!

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