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Educational Websites

Pearson Online textbook

Our current classroom text is also available online. This sight allows students to listen to weekly stories, practice new vocabulary, build background and take tests over selections studied.

Study Island

This site allows students to practice skills at their instructional level.  Practice is provided for skills taught in Literature, Information, Writing and Language. Coming soon, each student will have an individualized plan of study to follow. This plan will provide a tailored practice for each student and their individual needs whether it be remediation, practice or enrichment.

IXL Learining

This site provides practice for students on many of the English Language Arts skills taught in class at the 6th grade level. Students can get that practice at their independent reading level as the flexibility to work at grade levels lower and higher exists.

Kelly McDonnell

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Lesson Plans

A Note About Lesson Plans

Please understand that lesson plans are a guide line and are subject to change for many valid reasons. Updates/changes will not always appear on the lesson plan calendar. Please contact me or the school office regarding lessons and homework assigned during your child’s absences. Thank you.

Updated lessons and assignments are posted daily on the Middle School homework pages.Clipboard

Flexible Seating

Our Language Arts classroom set employs the concept of Flexible Seating. This means that students make a daily choice about where to sit in our classroom so that their best learning can occur.

Why Flexible Seating?

  • Students are in charge of making positive choices for their learning.
  • Students are motivated by having the power to choose.
  • Students are engaged in their work for longer periods of time.
  • More classroom space for students to move and collaborate.
  • Students are more comfortable, which leads to increased focus.

What Flexible Seating looks like:

  • Students standing at tall tables
  • Students sitting on the floor
  • Students using yoga balls
  • Students spreading out on yoga mats
  • Students sittting on business chairs
  • Students working under tables

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  • Students comfortably engaged in work

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