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Mrs. Blanton 

Life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% how we react to it ~ Dennis P Kimbro 

Lyndsi Blanton


Lyndsi Blanton
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Pencil and Paper are a must EVERYDAY!!!

If for whatever reason your child doesn't have the supplies needed for the day please tell them to locate Mrs. Blanton when they arrive to school and I will make sure they have whatever it is they may need.


As stated in my experience, I have co-taught in several different grade levels and in just about all subject areas @ LCMS. Parents, if you or your student(s) have any questions about any of the work that is posted or assigned please know that you can email me at any time for assistance. I am more than willing to help your student as best I can. I know this is a confusing time for everyone, I want to help in any way that I can.

Students have worked on Freckle when they attended learning lab as a way to assess their knowledge of the different standards they are taught. Your student can log onto Freckle and complete the practice work to continue to work and practice on the standards. Nothing put on this site is new to your student, everything has already been addressed in class as well as lab. If you have any questions please reach out, I will be glad to help in any way that I can.

***** Please check Freckle weekly, assignments are constantly being added!*****

type in your name and then your class code

Freckle login:

3rd period class login




5th period class login-


7th period class login- 


review exercise #1- everyone

#00 - Explicit Information - At your level- 3rd period

#88 - Summarizing & Main Ideas - At your level- 5th period

#62 - Explicit Information - At your level- 7th period


2019-2020 Dance Team

About the Teacher

     I attended the University of Mississippi and earned my degree in General Studies with minors in English and History. From there I enrolled at Mississippi State University to complete the Teach Mississippi Institute program (TMI). Through Mississippi State I obtained my teaching license.

     This is my 10th year here at Lake Cormorant Middle School. While at LCMS I have taught Read 180 and been an inclusion teacher in just about every class offered at LCMS. I very much enjoy teaching our youth and love watching them grow. I look forward to working with your students and will truly enjoy watching them grow as young readers. 

     I have been married to my wonderful husband for 10 years and we have two beautiful children. A daughter Aubrie (8) who currently attends LCES and a son Easton (4) who attends the LCES preschool program. 

     I truly enjoy working with middle school students. I feel that this is a prim point in their lives to reach out to them and try to set them on the path that is best for their future. I look forward to working with your student(s) and hope to make a lasting impression in their education.
     This year for the first time in LCMS history, our school has a dance team. I am the cosponsor of our team. If you get the chance come out and watch the girls dance, they have been working extremely hard. I promise its worth coming to see :)


Parents, if your student says they have nothing to do have them read to you, sibling, or themselves for 20 minutes a night. Have the student record their time, novel - it can be a magazine, short story, or anything they are interested in reading, and initial and date that they read. Have your student keep up with this and bring it in when we return to school. 

An example of how to set up their reading log in below:

Just have them set up a table on a sheet of paper and keep track of their reading.


Title of Novel 
Summary of what they read
Parent initial

How reading 20 minutes a day impacts your child.


Starting in kindergarten, if a student reads 20 minutes a day at home, they will hear 1.8 million words per year. They will have read for 851 hours by 6th grade and on standardized tests, they will likely score better than 90% of their peers