Gr. 6 LAL

MacKinnon Middle School

137 E. Central Ave.

Wharton, NJ 07885

973-361-1253 (office)

Supplies needed by Tuesday, 9/3/19:

SCHOOLWIDE DAILY SUPPLIES for all core classes:

  • pencil pouch containing pencils, pens (red + blue or black), highlighters (2-3 colors), earbuds (preferably WITH MICROPHONE), glue stick
  • 2-pocket homework folder


  • 3-5 packs of Post Its – 3X3 or larger
  • (2) two-pocket folders
  • 1 1/2” 3-ring binder
  • 1 set of 5 subject dividers with pockets
  • 1-subject spiral notebook (3-hole punched to fit inside 3-ring binder)
  • 2 marble composition books (standard size 7.5 x 9.75 inches)
  • Earbuds/ Headphones

Winkler classroom guidelines 2019-2020

Need book ideas for middle school readers?

MiddleSchoolReadingHandoutforParents (1).pdf

9/18/17: Although student online access to our current LAL Literature book is no longer available from Prentice Hall, this website gives access to students for self-tests on each story, background on authors/stories, and independent research ideas.

SUMMER READING PROJECT - Be ready to participate in small group literature circle discussions during the first week of school!

Welcome to class!

Days 1-3 independent activities:

  • log into Google Classroom
      • complete the online student interest inventory; due Fri., 9/8/17
      • preview the classroom syllabus; parents sign p. 5 and return by Fri., 9/15/17
  • preview the classroom website
  • select 3 adjectives that describe you and then create your personal collage
  • begin independent reading and log into
  • begin friendly letter to self? Use the Friendly Letter format (scroll down past the Business letter to the Friendly letter):

Days 1-3 whole group/small group activities:

  • set up notebooks and supplies
  • "Why You Need English Class" humorous examples
  • JENGA introductory game
  • "Monster" poem + tea party
  • "Autobiography in Five Short Chapters" poem