Real World "School Work"
Sitting in class many students wonder what is the purpose of this lesson? Why do I need to know how to multiply or divide fractions? Why do I need to read closely and know how to write complete sentences? As I was cooking . . .
Writing in complete sentences seems to be a struggle for many students. Here are a few rules that the students could remember in order to help themselves in the future. Each sentence starts with a capital letter. . . .
To Show Work or Not To Show Work....That is the Question.
In Math class, the students are required to show their work most of the time. The teachers try to emphasize how important it is to get the process right; not just to get the right answer. I hear many students complaining about . . .
How can an agenda help your student?
Every student in middle school is given an agenda at the beginning of the year. These agendas are an excellent tool to help the students stay organized. Each day the students should be filling out their agendas in order . . .
Starting a new school year can bring up all kinds of different emotions. Excitement comes to my mind first of all. Most students and teachers are excited to be reunited with their friends and coworkers. We are excited . . .
Snowball Fight in the Classroom
Descriptive Writing Exercise
The sixth-grade students were given a picture and asked to write a description for it. The students were required to put as much detail as possible into their writings. When the students finished writing we had a paper snowball . . .
New Year's Resolutions
The sixth-grade students were asked to create a few New Year's resolutions. They created three goals for the year 2021 which were in the following categories: personal improvement, family and friends relationships, and school . . .
The Phantom Tollbooth Drawings
Authors use great imagery to help the readers' paint a picture in their minds. The seventh-grade students were asked to draw an example of imagery from the book The Phantom Tollbooth. I think they did a wonderful job of . . .
Sunshine and Reading Go Hand in Hand
What is better than reading a great book while soaking up some sunshine? Seventh grade students were able to experience both at the same time. We are reading A Dog's Purpose written by W. Bruce Cameron. Instead of . . .
Do you receive email notifications from Google Classroom regarding your student's assignments? If not, please contact each individual teacher to inquire how to get this set up. Most teachers send out invitations at the . . .
Ms. Ruby and I wore our Read Across America shirts last week. We had a great time celebrating with the students. This Friday is Missouri School Read-In Day. The students and I look forward to relaxing with a good . . .
Book Vs. Movie: The Red Badge of Courage
Our class just finished reading The Red Badge of Courage , written by Stephen Crane. The students are now watching the movie along with taking notes of how the book and movie are similar and different. After we finish the movie, the . . .
Little Signs of Appreciation
National School Counseling Week was February 3-7 this year. The sixth-grade students showed their appreciation for Mrs. Fleshman by writing personalized notes on post-its and quietly placing them on her door for all to . . .
Quick writes are a fun way to get students writing. I present the students with a picture and give them five minutes to tell me the story of what is going on in the picture. I ask the students to pick a person or a thing in the . . .
Do you ever wonder what teachers do on the "Teacher Workdays"? No, we don't sit around, watch movies, and grade papers. Some days we have professional development provided by people outside the district and on other . . .
Writing a Personal Narrative Essay
Does your student come home and talk about writing their meat paragraphs? Do they talk about how the top bun and the bottom bun have to be similar but different? Just in case your student shares this information with you here is . . .
Mrs. Jenna Sivetts: Homepage
Mrs. Jenna Sivetts: Homepage
Mrs. Jenna Sivetts Nominated for Northeast MO Teacher of the Year
Middle School Teacher, Mrs. Jenna Sivetts, was a finalist for the Northeast Teacher of the Year. The ceremony was at Truman State University. Mrs. Sivetts is pictured with Board President Brad Ream, Superintendent Dr. Heath Halley, and Middle . . .
Close Reading in Middle School
Welcome back from Winter Break! The sixth-grade students have come back from break energized and ready to learn. We have been working on our close reading skills. Close reading is an interaction that involves observation and . . .
Update from Mrs. Sivetts
Over the past few weeks, the students in my classroom have been enjoying the book Old Yeller written by Fed Gipson. We have been reading the chapters together as a whole group, in small groups, with partners, and by ourselves. . . .
Spelling in Sixth Grade
The sixth-grade students have weekly spelling words. I post the spelling words in Google Classroom on Friday's for the next week. The students are able to view the words in Google Classroom or are able to download the list to . . .
6th Grade Update
The sixth-grade students are going to start their first book study next week. My reading classes will be starting to read the book Hatchet written by Gary Paulsen. Together we will explore the adventure Brian had while stranded . . .
Welcome Back to School!
Hello! I would like to welcome you to Sixth Grade! My name is Mrs. Sivetts and I teach sixth grade English Language Arts. I am looking forward to working with each one of you to help make the transition from . . .
Jenna Sivetts Welcome to a world of reading! Room# 6 School Phone #348 E-mail jsivetts PUTNAM COUNTY R-1 . . .
Mrs.Sivetts' May Newsletter
Representatives from the Tri-County Electric Cooperative came into my classroom today to talk with all fifth grade students about electricity safety. During the presentation, the students were given the opportunity to see the equipment . . .