What did you think of the summer reading program? Here’s your chance to provide feedback so we can plan for next year. Students should click this link and respond to the survey by Friday, October 13. https://goo.gl/forms/zudNrW9rcVznfqgw2
Looking for a fun and effective way to keep track of your reading goals? Check out Biblionasium! See Ms. Sofferman or your LA teacher to get an account.
Our fall Book Fair will be held September 5-8 at the CMS Library, with evening hours during Parent Night on September 7th. Help your student get a jump start on their reading goals by finding books they are excited about! Visit our Book Fair homepage for hours, book previews, and to access our online fair: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/colchestermiddleschool
We are seeking volunteers to help at the fair, especially during Parent Night. Email Ms. Sofferman or click the volunteer link on the fair homepage above for more info! Thank you!
This year we are initiating a program designed to get kids reading over the summer, and to demonstrate that we are all part of a reading community, consisting of both students and adults.
Here’s how it works: We have asked faculty and staff to commit to reading one book this summer. All students entering grades 6-8 are required to read one of the books from this list between now and the end of September. Once you have read your book, you must complete this brief form with questions about the book you read (make a copy and save to your Google Drive – if you aren’t sure how to do that, print a paper copy for now and then we will help you create the digital copy in the fall). In October, staff members will lead a reading circle discussion on one day during TA period with the students who read their same book. Each student will receive a grade in the fall quarter from your LA teacher for reading the book, completing the questions, and participating in the reading circle discussion.
For more information, the book list, and FAQs about the program, click here.
If you have read at least five books on the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award list, you are eligible to vote for a winner! All votes are due by the end of the day on April 20. Please vote via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/nWlEkSDvugSHewpv2
It’s the Book Madness final round! Which book series will win? Click this link to cast your final vote! https://goo.gl/forms/KzD2QCRz87N3VI5F2
Round three of Book Madness voting is now open! Click this link to vote – one vote per person, winner announced on Friday!
The CMS Spring Book Fair is coming next week! Check out all the latest hot new titles from Scholastic. If you can’t be there in person, you can visit our online fair, which also benefits our school. All profits will go toward our annual school author visit (this year’s featured author is Kate Messner).
Book Fair Hours:
Monday, March 6: 3:30-6:30 pm
Tuesday, March 7: 7:30-11:30 am
Wednesday, March 8: 11:30 am-3:00 pm
Thursday, March 9: 8:00 am-2:30 pm
Friday, March 10: 8:00 am-2:30 pm
We are celebrating Hour of Code today in the library during enrichment periods.
For links to coding resources, click here.