Living Tree of Memoirs

Our students all wrote 6-word memoirs and made them into ornaments.  These ornaments, however, are super special because they come alive when you scan your phone or iPad over them.  Make sure you stop by the bookfair and check them out!

Thank you, Mrs. Kelley, for making these special ornaments.

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The Book Fair is Coming to WOMS

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 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

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.

  1. Get the app HP Reveal.
  2. Create a free account.
  3. Search kelleyc
  4. Follow kelleyc’s Public Auras

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]

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Walking in a Reading Wonderland

Yesterday, our children finished their personal narratives, writing about a place they traveled. They worked diligently on this to write a detailed 5-paragraph paper. All students finished at different times. Our early finishers had a task. They were to rewrite the first verse of the song “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.” The only requirement was to change the setting to a “Reading Wonderland.”

Tomorrow, we will vote on our favorite. We had so many creative verses. Here are a few. Enjoy!

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Virtual Field Trip to Hawaii Volcano National Park

We are about to embark on writing a personal narrative about a place we’ve enjoyed and traveled. When contemplating what I should write about, Hawaii was definitely the winner.

Yesterday, I shared some pictures from my wedding in Maui and then shared pictures of the black sand beaches we visited while on the Big Isle, Hawaii. I decided to actually take my students to Hawaii through a virtual field trip. We had a blast!

Today, we brainstormed where we’ve been and how we can recreate that trip for our readers through description, vivid verbs, and sensory language.

Tomorrow, we will begin writing! I’m excited to learn about all the places our children have ventured.

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Lesson Plans for the Week of November 11-November 15


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TRUE heroes….Thank you!

We remember you this Veteran’s Day and every day!

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place–police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.” Sidney Sheldon


  • “Today We Honor Our Veteran’s” video
  • Character Lesson – Fairness
  • Grammar: Adjectives & Adverbs

HW: Watch “Adjectives” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).

Tuesday –

  • Virtual Tour – Let’s go to Hawaii’s Volcano National Park!

HWWatch “Adjectives” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).


  • Mini-lesson – Adding figurative language, adjectives, adverbs, vivid verbs, and sensory language to spruce up our writing
  • Begin planning/brainstorming about an enjoyable place you traveled/been to (recreate the experience for your reader)

HWWatch “Adjective” Flocabulary video and complete the QUIZ for a grade (due Friday).


  • Continue to work on personal narrative
  • Mini lesson-Rockin’ Beginnings (great ways to begin personal narratives)

Friday –“Adjectives” Flocabulary video and quiz due TODAY

  • Continue to work on personal narrative
  • Mini lesson-Million $ words (replace drab words with words that sparkle)
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Red Ribbon Week

White Oak Middle School will participate in the National Red Ribbon Week Campaign this week.


Monday- Wear RED; We are proud to be Drug Free!

Tuesday-  DECADE Day; Drugs are old school!

Wednesday-  Wear CRAZY SOCKS; Sock it to drugs!

Thursday-  WESTERN WEAR; Give drugs the boot!

Friday-  TWIN Day; Double-team drugs!


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Sweet Memories – Solo Cup Team Building

I’ve sure missed my kiddos while being out on medical leave (three more weeks, and I’m back! :). It’s been hard to sit so still and let others care for me after neck surgery. However, I’m following doctor’s orders.

I was looking back at pictures from the first weeks I was with my students. One of my favorite memories was an ice breaker activity we did at the beginning of the year. We learned to listen to others and to work as a team if we wanted to be successful.

Here’s a little sneak peek into that fun day!

See you soon, kiddos! Can’t wait!

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Welcome to Sixth Grade

I want to welcome all of you back. I hope you’ve had a sensational summer.

School is right around the corner. I’ve been in “our classroom” working hard to get it ready. I’m looking forward to being your writing teacher. We have a lot of fun learning ahead of us.

I can’t wait to see (meet) you on Monday, August 12 at Meet the Teacher from 5:00-6:30. At 5:00, there’s an informational meeting for sixth grade in the cafeteria and then at 5:30, it’s time to meet your teachers. You can bring your supplies and leave them in your locker, or just bring them on the first day.

It’s going to be a phenomenal year! I can’t wait!

***I communicate with parents frequently. Please text @k28k4k3 to 81010 to sign up for my texts. Download the Remind App to receive notifications and be able to message back and forth. Let me know if you have any problems signing up. I will also be handing this information out at Meet the Teacher night. 


Mrs. Lobue (aka Mrs. Boo)

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