For ideas on what else to read this summer check out these lists.
With thanks to the Middleton School District
Here it is July 22nd and I have already begun to think about the coming year and about how to motivate our students to read more.
Then I realized that I had completely forgotten to recognize our Amazing Readers from this year! Shame on me!!!
Overall most points: Maria S.
8th gr: 1st - Jillian S. 2nd - Jackson P. 3rd- Gerardo R.
7th gr: 1st - Kate C. 2nd - Misael S. 3rd - Diego Q.
6th gr: 1st - Jade S. 2nd - Angelina C. 3rd - Justin M.
Honorable mentions (over 200 points) received a T-shirt:
Raul J., Austin S., Steven B., Carter H., Seva W.
Dr. Coletti handed out certificates and awards to 15 students who earned over 200 AR points. Way to go guys and gals! Outstanding!!
Pulling poems from our pockets was the name of the game on April 27th.
Students shared with other students their favorites who then shared theirs in turn. So wonderful to see so many different types of verse.
Our language arts teachers turned creating a pocket poem into an assignment which allowed our students to get very creative and original. Those wonderful works of art were then strung together and hung in our hallways for all to enjoy. It was an amazing display of creativity which many students and staff to the time to peruse.
It was a fabulous end to our poetry month celebrations. My thanks to all!
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Location of death: Key West, FL
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Westlawn Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Poet, cartoonist, playwright, performer, recording artist, and songwriter Shel Silverstein is best known as the award-winning author of iconic books of prose and poetry for young readers.
Information from: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg
Friday, March 3rd!
Your passport to everywhere ReadQuest is a one-day event that brings K12 students from all over the country together to celebrate the power of reading—and the incredible places it takes us. So what do you do? You take an accelerated reader test. That's it, that's all. But the fun thing is that you and thousands of other students in the U.S. are also taking tests. Our goal is to beat last year's number of tests taken which was....3, 692, 364!
ONE DAY ONLY! CHOOSE TO SUCCEED!
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Some of books our staff at CMS love: To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, The Mysterious Journey of Edward Tulane, The Little Prince, The Secret Garden, Death be not Proud, The House of Spirits, Ocean at the End of the Lane, All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, ...well, you get the idea.
It was scavenger hunt time for our students. Their job was to pick up a game board from Mrs. G., then figure out which staff member chose which book. It was interesting to see the variety of choices and speaking of variety of books, you should see the choices that the students selected. Check out the bulletin board in the hallway if you drop by the school. It is wonderful to see and very cool to see students stopping to check out the board between classes.