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Read-a-Thon

Our November Read-a-thon yielded over 32,000 reading minutes school-wide! $720 dollars was raised to support Language Arts classroom libraries. Students who opened an account received a pajama day ticket. Many students earned lunch with the principal by reading 500 minutes. Several earned a pizza party for recording 1000 minutes. Thank you for your support in promoting literacy at BRMS. It was a big hit with students!

Fall 2019 Scholastic Book Fair:

Thank you for your generous support of our important fall fundraiser. We surpassed the sales goal by over $600!  Favorite titles that sold out were Allies by Alan Gratz and Rated by Melissa Grey.  

Mr. Sprague and Mr. Schurtz rewarded students on November 22, 2019 by dressing in character with the arctic adventure theme. They timed it for the release date of Frozen 2!  Scroll down for photo.

Research Units: 

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 and 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. 

Battle of the Books

Below please find the 2019/2020 Battle Lists and permission slip.  Our first meeting is Oct. 3, 2019 during lunch in the library.  We will continue to meet weekly on Thursdays. The Burlington County competition will take place in the spring of 2020. Anyone interested in the program should report to our first meeting on Oct. 3. Additional permission slips will be available at our first meeting.

Contact Information

If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me:  

609-298-0674 ext. 2234

jdavis@bordentown.k12.nj.us