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6th Grade Students Read The Giver

Mrs. Valentine's sixth-grade reading class recently read  The Giver  by Lois Lowry.  This book is a science-fiction novel based on a dystopian society where the main character, Jonas, who becomes the new Giver, suddenly . . .

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7th Grade Reading Meets Ivan Capp

In honor of National Grammar Day, March 4, Mrs. Valentine's 7th grade Reading classes met Ivan Capp.  Ivan isn't a man, he's an acronym that helps students learn and retain the 8 parts of speech.   I . . .

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Student Council Practices "Beyond Self"

The Putnam County R-I Middle School Student Council decided they wanted to do something for someone in the community.  They voted to make Valentines for the residents of the Putnam County Care Center.  After school on Friday, . . .

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Winter Reading Challenge

January is often a recuperating month.  We have come down off of the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season only to be welcomed by snow and dreary weather.  While some people dislike January, many people love it.  The new . . .

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Readers Are Leaders

One of the greatest things about teaching Reading is being able to experience the joy and excitement in how much students love to go to the library.  I rarely hear complaints about having to check out a book or even sitting . . .

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Middle School Fun!

The Middle School staff decided to change up our traditional game day the last day before Thanksgiving and offer students the opportunity to participate in a volleyball and/or checkers/chess tournament. Students enjoyed forming their . . .

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Reading is the Key

Most everyone has had a teacher say that reading is the key to success.  Despite how cliche this may sound, it is entirely true in terms of success in school.  If one cannot read, they may suffer from being uninformed . . .

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Welcome Back

Welcome back, PCR-I students!  I am looking forward to another great year of learning at Putnam County R-1 Schools and I hope this letter finds you refreshed and ready to go as well. The following is my schedule this year: . . .

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Mrs. Michelle Valentine: Homepage

Mrs. Valentine's Homepage

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National Poetry Month

Mrs. Valentine's students recently celebrated National Poetry Month with style. These 8th-grade students learned elements of poetry such as couplets, extended metaphors, hyperbole, imagery, rhyme scheme, meter, word choice, . . .

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8th Grade Talent Show

The eighth-grade talent show was held December 19 immediately following the Character Education assembly.  There were several participants that were involved in this year's performance. The acts were singing, dancing, trivia, . . .

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Libraries Are Cool

As a Reading teacher, I continually contemplate ways to encourage students to fall in love with reading. Most students "can" read but not all "want" to read. Helping students find just the right book to interest . . .

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PCMS Dance is October 17!

The first Putnam County Middle School dance of the school year is right around the corner. Students bring your dancing shoes, good attitudes, and join the fun on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Middle School . . .

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PCMS Strives for Student Success

We are now past the PC Fair craziness and students at Putnam County Middle School are well adjusted and familiar with the routine and procedures set aside to ensure student success.  Everything is seemingly going well in the Middle . . .

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Welcome Back to PC R-1!!

Welcome back to school PC R-1 Students!  Those of us in the Middle School are looking forward to a wonderful year of learning and great memories.  Take advantage of every opportunity to make these MS years the best you can.  I . . .

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