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Celebrating Reading

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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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Quick Writes

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 . . .

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Teacher Workdays

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 . . .

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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 . . .

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Mrs. Jenna Sivetts: Homepage

Mrs. Jenna Sivetts: Homepage

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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Old Yeller

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.  . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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Home Page

Jenna Sivetts Welcome to a world of reading!     Room# 6 School Phone #348 E-mail jsivetts PUTNAM COUNTY R-1 . . .

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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 . . .

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