September 4th through September 13th is the Scholastic Fall Book Fair. Most of the popular books of the year will be sold at the Fair from 8:00am to 3:30pm daily. The Book Fair will also be open for Meet the Teacher Night on September 5th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Technology Night September 12th, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Pre-order the new Guts graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier (order will be delivered September 13th); Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (order will be delivered November 5th); and Dogman: Fetch 22 (order will be delivered December 5th). Bluebonnet books and Lone Star awards and many other popular books will be on sale. The next Book Fair will be February 26th through March 6th. If you would like to be a parent volunteer, please see the Sign Up Genius on the calendar or click on https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F45A5A92EA0FB6-rogers
If you want to order books online through Scholastic, go to my Symbaloo on the first page of my website and click on the Scholastic icon. EWALLET is a new thing now with Scholastic. Get online with Scholastic and add money to your child's account and your child can use the EWALLET account to buy at the Book Fair. Very convenient!
Get caught reading a good book throughout the school everyday at Rogers Middle School; the Best Middle School in the Universe. Get caught reading this year's Read-It Forward books of the year! 6th grade will read Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick, author of the famous book called Freak the Mighty. 5th grade will read The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty. Directions are as follows: Read it with your class; learn all you can about the themes and lessons within the book; take part in the activities and projects; test it with Mrs. Ernst (70%, 80%, 90%, or 100% on test to get your invitation to the Read-It Forward Adventure Party); and pass on the lessons learned to other people. That's the Read-It Forward experience. Read! Read! Read!
Author Visit: Our author visit for this year is Nathan Hale! Nathan arrives at Rogers on September 27th at 2:00 and 3:00pm. His books go on sale starting September 16th through September 26th. He is the illustrator and author of Hazardous Tales. Check out Nathan's website online at www.nathanhaleauthor.com.
Book Clubs: 5th grade Book Club meets at 8:00am on Wednesday in the library. Everytime we meet, the students will discuss certain pages of the book. The students will not spoil the book's ending for other students if reading ahead. This is a time for readers to have a "Book Talk." "Book Talks" are used as a time to get together and discuss a book that we have read and would like to share different points of view about the book. The students start off in October reading Dead City by James Ponti. Come to Book Club to enjoy this ghoulish tale. In October, the Book Club took a field trip to Pasadena Memorial High School for TweensRead. 25 authors and illustrators of middle school books are available for BookTalks and autographs. It was a fun time! In January, we will read One Handed Catch by Auch. Time to get back into the baseball spirit of things. In February, we will read Tangerine by edward Bloor. This is a great mystery book.
Other Clubs sponsored by Mrs. Ernst, the librarian at Rogers:
Volunteer Club-meets every Tuesday morning at 8:00 to 8:30am. We help people of this planet and animals too. We want to solve problems of the world and give our all to the world. In November, we donated over 500 cans of food to the Food Bank in Houston, Texas. In December, we made 12 blankets to give to children needing warm blankets for winter at CPS. This spring, we will concentrate on helping animals in need at vet clinics or shelters and giving military gift boxes to the military all over the world.
FPS Club- meets Tuesday afternoon from 3:50 to 5:00pm either in Mrs. Ketterer's room 6 R, or in the library. Future Problem Solvers of America is an academic club. To learn more, see Mrs. Ernst or Mrs. Ketterer. This January, we will compete for district qualification. Our goal is to go to state in San Marcos, Texas to compete for international.
Computer Club-meets every Thursday morning from 8:00am to 8:30am in computer lab 221 with Mr. Miller and Mrs. Ernst. This club will explore ways to create powerpoints in exciting ways and eventually move into video announcements.
Chess Club-meets every Friday morning at 8:00am to 8:30. In this club we practice good sportsmanship, learn new strategic moves and learn how to make life long friends.
*With all clubs, good grades, attendance and conduct are important when being a member of a club. If any one of these things are not up to date, then the member will have to forfeit membership to go to tutoring until all grade and conduct goals are satisfied.
TweensRead Book Festival: October 19,2019. Flyers will go home in Thursday folders October 10th. Mrs. Ernst won a bus grant to go to TweensRead. 15 lucky students get to go with Mrs. Ernst and Sam Jamison to this year's festival.
If you love graphic novels, manga, DC, Marvel, anime, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and much more! Brazcon is coming to Manvel High School February 15th from 9:00 to 4:00pm. Get your FREE tickets online at Eventbrite.com. Bookmarks with Brazcon information were sent home with the students January 27th through February 7th. Flyers about this event are in the office.
Bluebonnet and Lone Star bookmarks were passed out to every student for the upcoming Bluebonnet party held in May. To receive your invitation, students need to read 15 of this year's (2019-2020) Bluebonnet books or Lone Star books 5th and 6th grade students then take a test on each of the 15 books, receiving grades of 70%, 80%, 90%, or 100%. The students will fill in a Bluebonnet or Lone Star bookmark with their grades on the 15 books read. The students will turn in their bookmark with their name and homeroom teacher to Mrs. Ernst to receive the invitation to the party in May.
This party is by invitation only. The Bluebonnet/Lone Star party starts at 7:45am in the library. Read your 15 Bluebonnet and/or Lone Star books, test on those (with a 70%, 80%, 90%, 100% grade) to receive your invitation. The reading and testing finish line is May 1st! To participate, it is up to you! YOU CAN DO IT!!
To be a Leader, you have to be a Reader!
Fun things are happening in the library at Rogers Middle School and you do not want to miss it!