Friday, September 28, 2012

Cross Country update on 9/27/12

Last night's meet at EHS went great!
Even though the boys came in fourth and the girls came in third,
we all came to have fun and we did!

~Matt P.


Social Studies:
  • 1/2 hour of reading;  
  • WN's due next Tuesday
  • Practice reading aloud 1 description paragraph until you are fluent.  ( for voki project)
Other:NECAPs begin next week:  Tuesday-Thursday

Thursday, September 27, 2012

How do I turn in my math assignments?
  1. Make sure your name, date, page number, and problem numbers are at the top of the page.
  2. If there was a problem you did not understand, find time to ask a peer, Mrs. Beals, or someone who may know. If you exhaust all these options, circle the problem number and Mrs. Beals will talk to you about it when the homework is graded.
  3. Place assignment in the correctly labeled box.



  • I will be collecting the "Quotables" paper and the "Spelling Survival" sheet on Friday
  • We read the memoir "Typical Sisters" in class and discussed how it is a memoir
  • You should have 2 memoir drafted in your WN by next Tuesday
  • Read for your 1/2 hour every night.  Check your Dojo to see your progress. 
  • Become more familiar with DoJo
Social Studies:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

  • use the laptop dictionary to find correct spellings 8 words in Writer's Notebook;  
  • Quickwrite a memoir about a place...due Friday;  
  • read for 1/2 hour
  • Quotables sheet AND Personal Spelling List due Friday
Social Studies:
Book Order due date changed to Friday

Monday, September 24, 2012


Science: none
ELA:  Add to your "Heart Maps"    and  1/2 hour reading
Social Studies:
Other:  Book Orders due Wednesday

Parker Pruett

Today was the Parker Pruett.
Our only two girls who placed were Katie in 24th place and Emily in 41st place.
The Hancock girls place 10th out of 12 schools.
Great job,  girls.
Our next meet is @ The Ellsworth High School on Thursday.


Celebrate! It's National Book Week!!

Pick the last complete sentence from any book near you and tell us the title.  

Please leave your first name and homeroom.

Here's mine:

" I see," Visser Three said.  "Well, kill it.  Kill it immediately..."  Animorphs:  The Invasion

Friday, September 21, 2012


  • Have your reading Stickie ready to share with Mrs. L. on Monday
  • Writers' Notebook (WN) will be collected on Monday.  
  • Please remember to finish the "Personal Symbol/Object" writing in your WN
  • 1/2 hour reading


Social Studies:


Book Orders due Tuesday.

Boy's Cross Country Update

Hancock Boys came in second place, but only a few points separated us from Mountain View in First Place. Good job, Hornets, keep it up!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Tonight was our home meet of the year.
Our girls did an excellent job. They placed 2nd in the meet.
Way to go, girls.
Now let's get ready for the Parker Pruett and show everyone we can win the race!
GO HORNETS!!!!!!!!!



  • Your Writer's Notebooks will be collected Mondays.
  • 1/2 hour reading
  • Have your Pages draft set up and ready for more formatting on Friday.
  • (name, date, teacher, class, Page number, title, 1.4 spacing)

Social Studies:


Other:   Scholastic Book Orders Due Tuesday, September 25

Soccer Upate

The Hancock Hornets are undefeated!. We are 4-0! Yesterday's game went great! We won 6-2! GOOD JOB HORNETS!(:
~Georgia & Maddie

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


  • ELA: 1/2 reading;
  • Writer's Notebook entries (2) : One is a sketch from "War" and
  • the other is a writing of your choice based on a topic you like or love.
Social Studies:
Other: Scholastic Tab Book Orders due Tuesday 9/26

Soccer Update!(:

The game against Mountain View went good, it was 3-2.

Hope to see you at the game against Lamoine tonight at Hancock!(:
We have practice Thursday September 20th, after school to 4:30.                                                                                                

~Georgia & Maddie(:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


ELA: 1/2 hour reading
Math:  page 35 #13-14
Social Studies:  Triple Entry Journal
Science:  Analysis # 1, 2, 3, 6
Other: Book Orders Due next Tuesday ( 9/25) :-)

Monday, September 17, 2012


ELA: read for 1/2 hour
Social Studies:

Reading NWEA's tomorrow...Tuesday.

Please attend

Grade 7 Students and Parents
Laptop Meeting
Open House: September 20, 2012 6:30pm

Friday, September 14, 2012

HGS Soccer Update!

The soccer season is going great so far! We are 2-0! Our first game was against Steuben and we won 6-2. Our second was against Cave Hill: 6-0! We have two games next week; on Monday we are playing Mountain View @ Mountain View, and the one on Wednesday, we play Lamoine at Hancock. We hope to see you there!
~Georgia & Maddie(:

X-Country 9/14/12

Yesterday was our first X-Country meet at The Bay School in Blue Hill.
Our girls placed 3rd out of everyone.
Our next meet is September 20th, 2012 and it is Home.
Come cheer on our Hancock Hornets as they run to Victory.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Results of the 9/13/12 Cross Country Meet

The meet went great!
The boys came in third and the girls came in fourth.
We did very well for our first meet of the season,
and we all had a lot of fun.

Keep it up, Hornets!




ELA: read for 1/2 hour; Writer's Notebook assignment (Describe what you visualized in your book today).

Social Studies:


Announcing our HGS Reporters

Soccer Meets: Madison, Georgia, Mike, and Nikyla

Cross Country: Mariah and Matt P., Katie, Emily

Boys' Basketball: Ryan, Palmer, Matt P., and Matt L.

Girls' Basketball: Mariah and Georgia and Katie

Boys' Baseball: Ryan and Matt P.

Softball: Leah


Drama: Emily, Katie, Nate

Band: Nikyla, Mike


What's happening in our classes? Jordan, Dax

Ideas for using the Homeroom Blog

1. Post info about upcoming event...picture day, laptop meeting, Open House...

2. Homework info.

3. Check in and say hi if you have been away from school.

4. Ask questions.

5. Post about new books added to the library.

6. Post the scores to games.

7. News about laptop new stuff.

8. Post comments to help others with homework.

9. Way to share our thoughts, opinions, ideas about school stuff...books.

more to come

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


  • read for 1/2 hour and
  • post your letter of introduction to the blog...if you can. OK if you can't yet.
  • Reading Response Question in Writer's Notebook
Social Studies:


Dear Students,

I am so pleased to meet you all, and I must say, what a terrific beginning of the year. I feel like I am the luckiest teacher alive to have such a terrific group of seventh graders to work with. A little about me...

My spark, one of them, is swimming. Love it and live for it. Another grandchildren who make me laugh and a lot! I am married. I live in Milbridge. My favorite reading genre is fantasy and one of my fav authors is Terry Brooks. I have some of his books in our library. Another thing about me I'd like you to know is I'm married to my childhood sweetheart! It's true.

One of my goals in school this year is to read aloud to you all more often.

So tell me a bit about you.

Sincerely, Mrs. Leighton