Monday, May 8, 2017


This is our last week of testing for 6th grade. Still one more test to go (science) for 8th grade on the 17th!

Students are working on their museum exhibit project featuring World War 2.

6th grade has English Language Arts tests (SBAC) on Monday & Tuesday.

8th graders are researching and creating informative but fun multiple choice and true/false tests in a project titled "Is Your Uncle and Inca?"

6th grade is finishing a book club book on the book The Boy Who Dared, a boy in Germany that defied Hitler during WW2.

If you would like to send water, gum or snacks to school with your child to share it would be appreciated. Please ensure that your student gets good rest at night, eats a healthy breakfast each morning and brings something for her or his own personal snack.

Monday, May 1, 2017

week of May 1-4

I am back! My husband's heart procedure went better than expected. He now has 3 more stents and is good to go. We are very blessed!

We are still testing and our schedules are varied.

Students are working on WW2 projects, brushing up on writing techniques, writing poems and reading in book club The Boy Who Dared.

6th grade will take SBAC (smarter balanced) tests for math on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please be sure they get lots of rest the nights before and a good breakfast the morning of testing. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Week of April 24th

This is a testing week! Please be sure your child has gotten a good night's rest and eaten a good breakfast before school.

You may send snacks---either personal for your child or to share. Snacks will be eaten after testing (during recess).

During testing students will have mints, gum and water available.

This week students will focus mainly on their projects if they are not testing. We may have some light writing assignments. We will also be reading our book club book, The Boy Who Dared, and writing reading responses to questions from the reading.

This week I will have a sub on Wednesday and Thursday, due to another heart procedure for my husband. I plan to return Monday, May 1st if all goes well.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Week of April 17th

Mrs. Brown's class is learning about WW2 and writing poetry about WW2. We are also sharpening our writing skills by writing an argumentative piece about whether or not the penny should be abolished. In reading we are reading The Boy Who Dared as a class book club. For projects we are creating museum exhibits featuring topics from WW2.

testing will begin next week!

If you would like to help your student prepare, please have them use ixl Language Arts, Science and Social Studies to study.

If you would like to donate/send with your child mints, gum and/or lots of water that would be welcome. Other than that we will keep snacks limited and planned. You may be asked via email to contribute, or you may email me and volunteer to contribute snacks. Thank you.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Week of April 3

This month will be busy and we will begin testing in the third week. Please be sure your student is reading every night. They can also work on language arts and science ixl for practice and prep.

projects: students are learning about World War 2 and will be focusing on a museum exhibit as a final product.

8th writing: students are brushing up on the writing techniques needed for successful testing.

6th writing: students are brushing up on the writing techniques needed for successful testing.

reading: students are participating in book club reading, both in class and at home.

This year the middle school has been raising funds for Fallon Youth Club. The 2 classes that contribute the most will win a taco party and a movie. The fund drive will end the last of April.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Week of March 27

I was gone the first two days of this week, so you may have heard about two substitutes. 

Projects: World War 2
8th Writing: body paragraphs of an argument
6th Writing: body paragraphs of an argument
Reading: book clubs and a read aloud about World War 2

This Friday is student-led parent conferences. There are no time slot sign-ups; you come in with your child at your convenience. any time between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm will work. THANK YOU!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Week of March 13-16

Spring Break NEXT WK --- March 20-23

projects: students will be finishing and presenting their websites  about the Great Depression

8th writing: students are working together in small groups to write, analyze and revise an argumentative essay

6th writing: students are working together in small groups to write, analyze and revise an argumentative essay

reading: students are reading in book club groups; as a class we are reading a novel about the Danish people during World War II, titled Number the Stars