September 5th through September 14th is the 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 6th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Pre-order of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will be available to order (order will be delivered October 30th), Restart by Gordon Korman will be for sale, books by Alan Gratz will be on sale, and many others. The next Book Fair will be in the spring, the week before spring break.
Get caught reading a good book throughout the school everyday at Rogers Middle School; the Best Middle School in the Universe. Every 9 weeks, students who have exceeded their A.R. points will be invited to the library to pick out a free book. Don't let your chance for a free book pass you up. Read! Read! Read!
Read-It Forward: The Read-It Forward book of the year at RMS will be Restart by Gordon Korman. Each child will have the opportunity to read the book or listen to the book. The book is highlighted in library class, on announcements, in classes, and at home during silent sustained reading time. There are many opportunities to read a copy of the book. For example, 30 copies were given to each reading teacher; more were sold at the Book Fair or other book stores; 30 more are read and discussed in Mrs. Ernst's Book Club, 6 more are checked out through the Roger's library, the public library or teacher's classroom libraries; and even more were handed down from one sibling to another, or being used as class sets in classes. During library class, we discuss sections of the novel to help the student understand characterization, voice, foreshadowing, point of view, plot, main idea, theme and summary. The students and the faculty at Rogers Middle School are so excited! It's a great opportunity for all of our Rogers Rockets who want to participate.
Book Clubs: 5th grade Book Club meets at 8:00am on Thursday 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.
6th 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. Snacks are supplied by Mrs. Ernst and guest speakers are invited to give depth to conversations of our Book Talks.
Tweens Read Book Festival: October 13,2018 Flyers will go home in Thursday folders October 4th.
October 30th: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13, The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney will be delivered to the school. Pre-order your copy from Book Fair.
Bluebonnet and Lone Star bookmarks: for the upcoming Bluebonnet party held in May. To receive your invitation, students need to read 15 of this year's (2018-2019) Bluebonnet books or Lone Star books (2018-2019). 5th grade students then take an A.R. test on each of the 15 books, receiving grades of 70%, 80%, 90%, or 100%. 6th grade needs to come see me to test on those 15 books. Same grades stand for 6th grade as well. 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.
May: Be ready for the Bluebonnet Party. Rules are to read 15 Bluebonnets and/or Lone Star books and pass the A.R. quizzes on all 15 to be invited to the end of the year Bluebonnet Party!
This party is by invitation only. The Bluebonnet/Lone Star party starts at 8:00am 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 to finish is up to you! YOU CAN DO IT!!
To be a Leader, you have to be a Reader!
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