Week of April 7, 2019

Hello, all.
Welcome back from Spring Break!! I hope you all enjoyed your time off.

We will be spending a lot of time on review for the Milestones assessment that starts next week.
We will use literature to write RACES paragraphs to improve both reading and writing:)
“Two birds with one stone!”

I am attaching the question for the 7th grade RACES paragraph for those of you who were not in class.
See It Through RACES assignment-189xjlq

Weekend of February 8, 2019

Congratulations to you all. The scores on the Mountain Language Quiz were really good!

6th grade:
If you have not completed your literature circle job for chapter 4, please complete that this weekend. Bring your completed booklet to class on Monday.

We will practice for the ACCESS test next week, so keep on reading, speaking and writing in English! Watch some TV in English and talk about what you watched with your family. Everyone’s English will benefit!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

I hope you are all enjoying the novels we are reading in class.
Thank you all for your great attendance and participation while reading these novels.

Remember to read each night at home! Read anything!! Read for fun! Read to learn more science! Read to learn social studies!! Read text messages!! Read cartoons!!
I think the theme is pretty clear. Enjoy your weekend.

Next week is Halloween, so Mr. Hill wants to communicate the Dickerson Halloween Guidelines!
Here is his letter:

This year Halloween will be combined with Relay for Life. Students are encouraged to wear costumes and donate $1.00 to Relay for Life.
As you and our students prepare their costumes, please take a moment to review some important parameters.
Students may wear costumes within our dress code regarding length, sheerness, etc. For safety reasons, no masks, makeup, or props should be worn, and of course, make sure the costume is age appropriate.
Thank you.

Milestones Update

Hello, all.
I received a comment about whether the DGPs will be on the Milestones. No and Yes! The Milestones will have grammar questions and questions about sentence structure, but there are no sentence diagrams on Milestones.
Next week is 7th grade Milestones and 8th grade will continue with science and social studies.
Remember to get a good amount of sleep each night and eat a great breakfast. When you get home in the afternoon, play a sport, ride a bike, do something active for a little break for your brain and energy for your body!!
See you all soon,
Mrs. Montalvo

Field Day Schedule

DMS FIELD DAY
2018
May 7th–6th Grade
May 9th–7th Grade
May 11–8th Grade
T-shirt sales began Monday, March 19 and will end on Wednesday, April 11. New this year, all sales will be online via www.MyPaymentsPlus.com If you do not already have an account set up, you will need to create one. (If you pay for lunch online, then you already have an account!) Find more information and directions on how to create an account on the PE blog http://www.cobblearning.net/dickersonpe/

Week of March 25, 2018

Good evening, everyone.
I just want to remind you all to finish your comic book work tonight if you took it home to finish it.
You will turn that in at the beginning of class tomorrow.
Great job on the Quiz today – 7th grade!!
6th and 8th, I haven’t graded the quizzes yet. I’ll have them for you tomorrow.

Friday, February 16

Hello, all.
You worked diligently on the Informational Text Test; however, you will need to write the paragraph about middle school at home.
Please be sure to follow the paragraph format we discussed in class. You may use your notes to do the best you can. Show me what you know!
It is okay with me that you include only 2 supporting sentences if you would like. However, this will mean that your details, facts and examples need to be EXTRA awesome!
Use the link to my name on the Dickerson website to send it to me.
Remember that I am under the “Additional Faculty” tab.
Enjoy the week off!

Week of Feb. 12, 2018

Hi, all.
We have one last week before the winter break.
Please study for the test on non-fiction / informational text which is on Friday.
I am posting a picture of the paragraph analysis we did in class.

Wednesday night YOU HAVE HOMEWORK. Analyze one of the two paragraphs using the sample we did in class.
Be prepared!