Lexington Middle School

 

LMS Partners with World Classroom

Lexington Middle School is excited to announce that we are partnering with World Classrooms to offer an educational tour to Washington D.C. and Mount Vernon. This trip is being offered to the current 6th and 7th grade students and will take place on July 26-29, 2019. Students will visit many memorials, museums and government structures during a 4-day adventure around our nation’s capital! They will create memories that will last a lifetime and will be able to utilize their experiences throughout their educational careers. If you would like more information about this educational adventure, please come to a short informational meeting on Thursday, January 25th at 6:30pm. Informational packets have been sent home with your student about this opportunity. If you will be attending the informational meeting, please join, or have your child join, our Edmodo group!  (Code: z3hyit)

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to invest in your student’s future and we look forward to seeing you on January 25th at 6:30pm!


Watch out Walmart, here comes Circle of Friends!

Autism Action Partnership created the Circle of Friends program to help schools create social groups involving students with autism. With the grant, Lexington Middle School has been able to practice a variety of social skills with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade middle school students.  Our latest social experience was a visit to Walmart where students shopped for a peer in their Circle of Friends group.  I know this doesn’t sound like a typical social lesson, but it was a learning moment for several students. Many have not had the experience of shopping for another person in mind.  Even for adults it can be hard to set aside the things you love and shop for someone else.  With this activity we covered many topics such as shopping on a budget, keeping the person’s interests in mind, being aware of how much time you have to shop, how to deliver a gift, and how to appropriately respond to receiving a gift.  In addition, it was a good reminder for all the students to practice etiquette when in a large social setting. According to an article by Janet Walsh, “A child's social competence depends upon a number of factors including the child's social skills, social awareness, and self-confidence.” Finding a good social "niche" for some children can be a difficult task, but an important one. With the Circle of Friends group, we hope to provide an environment that fosters all of these factors. Next on our agenda is to practice the art of writing thank you notes!  We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the activity!


8th Grade Language Arts

Student in 8th grade English Language will be beginning a research project over the next few weeks.  CT classes will be researching a "Legendary Hero" and the other classes will be analyzing how the use of figurative language assists poets to get their ideas across in a TDA format.  


Keep on Reading

With the break from school, please remember to keep on reading!  Grab a book and read 20 pages a night and you will be ready to take an A.R. test when you come back from break.  Students can check books out from the school or public library.  Find a good book to share and read together.  


Problem Solving

Eighth graders have been busy solving systems of equations for the last several weeks.  We've used many different methods including graphing, substitution and elimination.  We have solved some real world problems this way.  Give it a try...

A man and his 3 children spent $40 to attend a show.  A second family of three children and their two parents spent $53 for the same show.  How much does a child's ticket cost?  How much does an adult ticket cost? 

Hint:
a + 3c = 40
2a + 3c = 53 

After break, we will working our way into some geometry skills.  

"Mathematics may not teach us how to add love or subtract hate, but it gives us every reason to hope that every problem has a solution." - unknown

Mrs. Kellie Rieke
8th Grade Math/Algebra

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