Friday, April 29, 2011

Celebrating the Royal Wedding

Lady Thomas and Lord Haskell

Thursday, April 28, 2011

7l Homework

Math: Grindle: Lab sheet Nichols: p. 200 and selected questions
Reading: finish magazine article
L.A. We'll work toward highly polishing Persona poem and work on the collages
S.S. Continue looking for facts about your country and take notes
Science: none

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

7L Homework

Math: See Tuesday's Post
Reading: nonfiction news article due Thursday
L.A. finish the Persona Poem...including a Teacher Conference...due Friday
SS. See Tuesday's Post
Science: See Tuesday's Post

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Let's Support Victoria! WOOT! WOOT!

If you can attend the RSU 24 Speech Contest, please do! Victoria Page Jackson will represent Hancock!

Thursday, April 28
Beech Hill School

7T 4/26 homework

Science- convert data to newtons
Math- N: pg 192-3 #6,7,12; G: Mod 7 section 3 front
Reading: finish newspaper and magazine article and find another

7L Homework

Math: Grindle: front side of sheet Nichols: p. 192-193 #'s 6,7,12 Due Thursday
Reading: finish 2nd newspaper article and start magazine article
L.A. 5 sentences beginning with a subordinate conjunction
Social Studies: Imagine you are Christine or Victoire (sp?) and write a 5 min. Quickwrite on your perspective of Euro Disney.
Science: none

Monday, April 25, 2011

7L Homework

Math: Nichols: none Grindle: ESP
Reading: nonfiction news summary
L.A. Just work toward your Persona poem and collect collage materials
Social studies: none
Science: read p. 173

Grade 7T Homework 4/25/11

Science: Read anabolic steriods
Math: Grindle -ESP pg. 483; Nichols- pg 186, 187 Spiral review
Reading: Summary for magazine article

Thursday, April 14, 2011







Tuesday, April 12, 2011

7T homework 4/12/11

Science: Read page 30-36 and doe questions in Blue Book
Math: Nichols- page 188 #25-37; Grindle- front side of worksheet
Reading: determine nonfiction topic and do 5 w's; worksheet for articles

7L Homework

Math: Grindle: none Nichols: p. 188 25-34
Reading: 5 W's graphic organizer of a newspaper article
L.A. 2nd Concept Circle due; Triple Entry Vocabulary Journal due; vocabulary quiz on Thursday
Science: science quiz on bones Thursday

Monday, April 11, 2011


Math: Nichols: p. 188 124 Grindle: none
Reading: none
L.A. Bring your KWL (American Invention) AND Triple Entry Journal (7L only)
Vocabulary quiz: Thursday
S.S. no class today
Science: no class today

Sunday, April 10, 2011

What's it mean??


Lewis Carroll

(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Friday, April 8, 2011

7L HOmework

Math: Grindle: none Nichols: p. 188 12-24
Reading: none
L.A. What's on your mind (grid) and blog commenting
Social Studies: none

Comment? Parallel Poem Possibility?

How to See Deer
- Philip Booth

Forget roadside crossings.
Go nowhere with guns.
Go elsewhere your own way,

lonely and wanting. Or
stay and be early:
next to deep woods

inhabit old orchards.
All clearings promise.
Sunrise is good,

and fog before sun.
Expect nothing always;
find your luck slowly.

Wait out the windfall.
Take your good time
to learn to read ferns;

make like a turtle:
downhilltoward slow water.
Instructed by heron,
drink the pure silence.
Be compassed by wind.
If you quiver like aspen

trust your quick nature:
let your ear teach you
which way to listen.

You've come to assume
protective color; now
colors reform to

new shapes in your eye.
You've learned by now
to wait without waiting;

as if it were dusk
look into light falling:
in deep relief

things even out.
Be careless of nothing.
See what you see.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

7T homework 4/7/11

Science: pepe and bolo questions, read 158-159
MAth: Nichols- pg 188 #1-24 Grindle- none
Reading: have a topic and newspaper article for nonfiction
LA: practice speeches, sentence composing #51-52
SS: none

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I Am Huffing, I Am Puffing
Graham Denton

I am huffing, I am puffing
I can barely catch my breath,
I feel perilously perched upon
the verge of certain death,
I am absolutely shattered,
I am positively bushed,
I have pushed myself much further
than a human should be pushed.

I feel fit for next to nothing,
I am almost on the deck,
I’m devoid of any vigour,
I am virtually a wreck,
all my muscles re complaining,
and my legs are lumps of lead,
there’s a knot inside my stomach,
I’ve an aching in my head.

I can hardly move an eyelid,
I’ve got nothing left to give,
I have reached the utter limits,
I have lost my will to live,
this is when the coach announces
– as he primes his starting gun –
“Right, you lot, the warm-up’s over…
now it’s time to start your run!”

7L Homework

Math: Grindle: ?? Nichols: none (same as Tuesday)
L.A. We are delivering
S. S. Western Europe worksheet
Science: None

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

7T Homework 4/5/11

Science: 4 questions life in the bone zone
Math: Grindle- none; Nichols- none
Reading: find 3 lyric poems
LA: speeches
SS: 7T none, 7L -pg. 74 Q 3, 5

Monday, April 4, 2011

30 Poems by 30 Poets

Joyce Sidman said: "Jack's poem about the moon made me think of one I wrote when i was preoccupied with eggs. Do we really know how the world began? Where the sun came from? No, not exactly, but it's fun to think about...

by Joyce Sidman

the world was once
an egg, plump, shining.
Maybe that egg sat silent,
thinking, for a long time. Maybe
one day it felt like hatching. Maybe
it split clean in two. Maybe the bottom
half became the earth, heavy as
chocolate. Maybe the top half
became the sky, light as mist.
Maybe the yolk flew up,
burning, and became
the sun
Math: Grindle: Mod. 6 Section 5 worksheet Nichols: p. 169 23-27 and p. 174 44-47
Reading: copy 3 poems of same theme and make sure they're lyric poems
L.A. Final Speech due Wednesday and Friday.

Friday, April 1, 2011

If the Moon

If the Moon
by Jack Prelutsky

If the moon were a balloon,
We would hardly have to wait
For the moon to disappear...
It might suddenly deflate.
If the moon were made of cheese,
As some people used to think,
It would be a dreadful place,
And would definitely stink.

If the moon were fiery hot,
A bright, miniature sun,
All the creatures of this Earth
Would be thoroughly well done.
But the moon is not a sun,
Neither cheese nor great balloon-
We are happy to report
That the moon is just the moon.

Think Spring

Dear Students,

April 1st and a snow storm! I am dreaming of my gardens today and thinking about the week to come which will be a long one. We'll have 6 days of classes, we'll be a bit tired, but I believe we'll make the best of the days. I would like to share a poem a day with you; I love April for its celebration of poetry and its hope for Spring.

If you have a favorite poem, I encourage you to share it with us this week. We'll also be delivering our speeches on Wednesday and Friday. Saturday's classes will be considered a "Friday" so keep that in mind. Before you know it, we'll be on April break but meanwhile let's stay focused on doing our best and living as best we can by the Golden Rule.

See you Monday.

Your teacher,
Mrs. Leighton