Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ELA Wednesday and Due Date

1.  Link for Research

2.  Directions for Writing Assignment (Due Thursday):

 In 2-3 paragraphs explain what a carnival freak show might have looked like.  How have these shows changed?  Include  2-3 specific examples of the shows from the past.  Describe the deformities.   Finally, include why you believe people would pay to go in and see these freak shows.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

ELA due Friday

1.  Please read to p. 61 in Tangerine.

Originally to p. 65 was assigned but 61 will do.

2.  IXL

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ELA Wednesday

Here is the Google Doc link for your partner conferences:   HERE

Practice these on IXL:

Author's purpose and tone

  1. JJJ.2Compare passages for tone
  2. JJJ.3Which sentence is more formal?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

ELA Friday

Would you want to live at Lake Windsor Downs?  Why or why not?   

Use the Comments Section on this Post to write your thoughts.  Please be sure you're logged in to Google!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Due Friday, May 12

pp.  1-28   Tangerine

Complete 5 entries on your Google Doc (Double-Entry Journal)

Be prepared for a Whole Group Discussion on this Friday

ELA due Monday, May 15

Letter to the School Board:


You have just returned from spending a week at Camp Kieve.  Write a friendly letter to the Hancock School Committee for the purpose of providing information about this experience.  What you did for activities.   Why you did these activities.  What you took away from these experiences.  How might these experiences have shaped you...changed you...describe the facility too.

5 paragraphs
double- spaced

Monday, May 8, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Where Mrs. Leighton's From

I Am From

by Jacquie Leighton

I am from paddle fans,
From Coppertone lotion and flip flops
I am from the low stone wall
Peeling, protecting, encircling our red veranda.
I am from a climbing Poinsetta tree,
A crimson curtain welcoming us home.
I'm from swims at the club and a cardboard fireplace for Christimas stockings,
From Richard and Wyona.
I'm from the lonely homemaker and her downeast risktaker
From "You Be Careful"  and "Stay on the grass!"
I'm from Sunday morning cartoons and beach combing.
I'm from Bangor, Maine, and a west coast mom,
Sticky rice and fried plantains.
From the legendary flying ace, Uncle Eddie,
And the mysterious absences of a father.
A movie camera recording family poses.
I am from black and white photos,
Always showing me and my clone, inseparable.

Science Thursday

Use the following link to learn more about DNA fingerprinting and how samples are collected etc.
CSI Web Adventures
Work through Case 1 Rookie training

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ELA Tuesday

Hi, Student!  Here is the link to the Youtube of a group of students reading their "Where I'm From" poems:

Monday, April 3, 2017

ELA Monday

Today you delivered your speech, probably for the first time.  It was one of several practices AND a classmate gave you feedback.

The Classroom Speech Finals are Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11.

The School Speech Final is next Thursday, March 13.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Basic Research Assessment SS

Go to the above link

Make a copy

Share with me

Fill in all steps

Be sure to ask me for clarification on anything that you are not sure about


Today you will research,illustrate and explain  the process of cell division

  • You will use 1 sheet of plain white paper folded in 8ths ( so that it has 8 sections)
  • You will illustrate each of the steps in cell division in color
  • You will explain the process that is occurring in each step
  • You may use your book and at least 1 other source( cite your source)
Here are some possible sources
Biology 4 kids

Cell Cycle and Mitosis tutorial
Mitosis 3D animation
Mitosis Notes
Cell division Mitosis
This is due wednesday morning
Be creative and do your best work
If you find another site place it on the board

Thursday, March 23, 2017

practicing citations

Comment below the citation you created for a website about the invention of the mechanical clock

ELA Thursday