February 27, 2019:
3 Semi-Finalists and 10 People's Choice winners announced
April 24, 2019:
Grand-Prize winner announced
From now until February 15th, for every 30 minutes a student reads at home and in class, they will get to fill out a “Snowball Slip” which they will then crumple into a snowball and put in the main hallway “Blizzard Bag”. On February 15th, during lunches, students who participated will get to throw their snowballs at Mr. Sprague. In addition there will be three pop up snowball throws in the library. These are surprise dates selected by Mr. Sprague.
Snowball slips are available in your LA class and in the library.
So kids, get reading!! The more you read, the more snowballs for Mr. Sprague!
Book Fair dates: February 11 - 15. The theme is Stone Age. If we meet the goal, our principals will dress up as Fred and Wilma Flinstone!
Battle of the Books:
Keep reading and making cards!! The 6th grade Battle is March 22nd here at BRMS. The 7th/8th grade Battle is April 1st at Tabernacle.
6th and 7th grade students learn to make Bibliographies or "Works Cited" Pages in Google Docs in MLA 8 format. Additionally, students are taking digital notes in Google Keep, practicing the 7 X 7 rule (no more than 7 bullets and 7 words per bullet). 7th and 8th graders are beginning to create in-text citations using MLA guidelines. Students learn how to use keywords for searching, and how to identify reliable sources. Direct instruction takes place in a co-teaching model, specifically in 6th grade Health classes, 7th grade Social Studies classes, and 8th grade Language Arts classes.
If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me:
609-298-0674 ext. 2234