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

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 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

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!

Week of January 29, 2018

Hello, all.
Welcome back, Jiwoo! We missed you!
This week we will continue with informational text.
Each night read 20 – 30 minutes. Read in English, your language or both!!!

Next week, you will all take the ACCESS test. Please give your parents the letter I sent home today, so they are aware of your testing schedule.
We’ll practice on the computer before we begin testing:)

Week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – January 15th

Hi, everyone!!
I guess I am not going to see you much this week because of the holiday on Monday, a training for ACCESS on Tuesday, snowfall on Wednesday, and icy conditions on Thursday. I hope I’ll see you on Friday:)
Please make sure that each day you read for about 30 minutes!!! It will increase your English skills and multiply your vocabulary!!

Dr. Brink has asked us to pass on this recommendation:
With a second day off, it’s a great time to wash jackets, backpacks, hats, gloves, shoes, etc. You can also wipe down lunch boxes, binders, etc. w/ cleaning wipes. Help us fight illnesses at schools such as colds & the flu! ❄️ 😷

Week of Oct. 23, 2017

I enjoyed meeting your parents last week for conferences. Thank you all for being such hard-working students.
6th / 8th grade – This week you will complete your PowerPoint Presentation on the folktale you chose. Class presentations begin on Thursday. Remember to read and re-read your folktale each night so that your presentation will be clear and complete.

7th grade – This week we’ll read through chapter 6 of The Cay. Each night, you should continue defining the vocabulary using context clues from the text and translating the terms. Our test on the first part of the novel will be in the first week of November. I’ll give you more details in class.