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Washington Middle School

2300 East Jackson Street
Springfield, IL 62703

2nd Qtr. Reboot

Oct 30, 2017 This week we are taking a few minutes to "reboot" for second quarter.  We will be reviewing classroom expectations to make sure that they have not been forgotten and we stay on track! On Friday, all students who have indicated (through their behavior in the month of October) that they know how to follow classroom and schoolwide expectations will be participating in a fun afternoon of Student-Teacher dodgeball!!! Any students who demonstrated further need for review of the... READ MORE

The Great Shake Out!

Oct 19, 2017 We will be preparing for natural disaster this week by participating in the Great Shake Out! Students will be reviewing and practicing proper protocol for earthquakes. It doesn't happen often, but we must be prepared to keep our students and staff safe in any situation.  Read the attached pdf to review the correct steps to take to keep yourself safe in an earthquake.

Read 180 Workshop 2 test

Oct 18, 2017 All Read 180 classes will be taking the Workshop 2 test this Thursday, 10/19. This test is worth 200 points so make sure you study! You will have time to review in class on Wednesday, but see Mrs. Gade at lunch for additional materials to take home and study. 

Malala video

Jan 14, 2016 Watch these videos to gain background knowledge on Malala Yousafzai, crusader for girls' education, before you read the article. http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/11/christiane-amanpour-interviews-malala-yousafzai-the-bravest-girl-in-the-world/ http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/11/christiane-amanpour-interviews-malala-yousafzai-the-bravest-girl-in-the-world/

Problem and Solution Video

Nov 19, 2015 Watch this video for more practice with problem and solution text structure! https://ttk.studyisland.com/viewResource.aspx?ID=6230&type=1

Unit 5 Comprehension Focus: Problem and Solution Text Structure

Nov 6, 2015 Throughout Workshop 5 in our Read 180 program, we are working on studying problem and solution text structure. We are practicing identifying the problem, attempts to solve the problem and solution in the story. We are looking for signal words such as problem, difficulty, challenge and conflict in the text to help us identify the problem. We are looking for signal words like solution, answer and results when identifying the solution. READ MORE


Mar 26, 2014 This week we will be debating several topics in small groups! Use these links to help you find articles/evidence to support your position. http://www.sweetsearch.com/ http://newsela.com/ http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/ http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ http://www.rd.com/ http://ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html

Oct. 2011 news

Oct 13, 2011 Grades will be posted for first quarter by next Tuesday. Students in Reading Academy will be graded on their accomplishments/effort in the Read Naturally program and the Accelerated Reader program. They will also be given general participation grades. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held next Thursday (Oct. 20) evening from 5pm-8pm and all day on Friday (Oct. 21) from 8am-3pm. Thursday evening you do not need an appointment. Friday conferences are by appointment only. READ MORE

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