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Welcome to 5th/6th Reading!!

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Hello, my name is Sheila Maxwell.  I teach 5th and 6th grade Reading and Coach 7th and 8th grade Softball.  This will be my 10th year with the Central Lyon School District.  I previously taught middle school Language Arts in Cherokee, Iowa.  I live here in Rock Rapids with my husband, Scott, and our two . . .

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40 Book Challenge/AR

The 40 book challenge was such a success last year that we are doing it again!!!  What is it?  Here is some information...  40 Book Challenge: This year we will be doing the 40 Book Challenge.  I am . . .

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40 Book Challenge Update!

5th and 6th grade students have been working hard to get to 40 books in one school year.  With less than 30 days left, we decided to see how close some students were.  20 students have reached 40 books (with some . . .

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Motivating your middle school reader

If your middle schooler is like mine, motivating them to read is not easy.  They "don't have time", or they "can't find anything they like to read".  Middle school students have this notion that reading . . .

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What's been going on in our class?

What has been going on in our class?  The answer is a LOT of things.  Of course we are learning.  We do spelling, reading, vocabulary, we compare and contrast, we discuss current events, and every once in a while...we have some . . .

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Flexible seating in room 114

After doing much research in the education world, I have come to a conclusion that the newest "trend" in education is flexible seating.  I experimented with flexible seating last year, and decided to go a step further this . . .

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