Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Homework 10/31

Math:  Students are to finish their mystery coordinate picture. This is an assessment of their graphing skills, following direction skills, and time management skills. It will be a quiz grade and it is due TOMORROW! 

Science:  read pages C3-C5
ELA:  write an entry about your day, include times (like Catherine, Called Birdy) due monday
Social Studies:  Acrostic poem updated - keep in mind imagery, syntax, and formatting.  This is due before class thursday.  

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


  • Math: Exploration 2 in packet
  • ELA:  draft of Amazon blurb due Thursday
  • 1/2 hr. reading
  • SS:  poem, triple entry journal, and tci challenge are due
  • science: none

Monday, October 29, 2012

monday 10/29/12

Math:  work on picture grid in packet- capture the ghost and pumpkin
Science: none
SS:  acrostic poem
ELA:  read 30 minutes

A lot about pirates in our modern day movies like Pirates of the Caribbean comes from the classic book Treasure Island. Treasure chests and maps, sword play, walking the plank, rum drinking, eye patches, peg legs, cut throats, and Argggggg, me maties!  

The Grand performance of Treasure Island should be lots of fun.  Here's a book trailer about the classic book.  Just click on the book.

Friday, October 26, 2012


Science:  study for science quiz
SS:  none
Math:  none, but finish pumpkin papers if you have any to do.
ELA:  finish tic tac toe sheet


Best of luck to Mr. Scribner as he moves on to his second student teaching assignment in Southern Maine!! 

Our Last X-Country Meet

We had 3 finishes that placed out of our whole team
Hailey 30th
Danielle 37th &
Katelynn 45th
The boys placed 11th overall
The girls placed 7th
Great job Hornets 
Now it is time for Basketball

Writer's Notebook


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday, October 25th

Science:  finish Unit 1 review and crossword puzzle

Social Studies: none

ELA:  Read for 30 minutes;

Math:  none

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HGS Soccer Update

The championship game went into overtime(sudden death) with the score at 1-1. So the next team to score wins...Lauren shot the last penalty kick in the game and made it in!!!! WE WON!!!! RSU 24 CHAMPIONS!! The score ended to be 1-2, Great job Hancock:))))

HGS Soccer Update

We won our playoff game on Monday against Mountain View!!! The score was 5-2. Our next game is tonight... the Championship Game against Steuben:) It is taking place at Sumner High School! Hope to see you there:)

Monday, October 22, 2012


  • Read for 1/2 hour tonight
  • Ready to Report Out tomorrow on the List-Group-Label activity?
  • Spark/Passion writings 1st drafts due today.  Get yourself a Peer Review & Teacher Review.  Final Drafts due Friday


Social Studies:

Other:  Conference Time!!  Info went home today.  First come, first serve! 

Friday, October 19, 2012


  • read 1/2 hour
  • Due today:  Spark (Passion) Writings.  Not passed in??   Due Monday!
  • Due today:  Vocabulary Charts (Triple Entry Journal).  Not passed in?? Due Monday?
Math:  none, but you can do a page in the packet.

Science:  Analysis

Social Studies:  No homework, but be sure to bring binder, book and planner to class


HGS Soccer Update

Our game on Wednesday went awesome! We won 4-1 against Mountain View:) Our next game is the first game in the play-offs, it is taking place here, at Hancock. We are in FIRST PLACE! Hope to see you all there:)

Coastal Championchips Results

Our boys came in 10th over all.
Our only runner who placed was Hayden.
Good job, Hayden!
Our Girls did better;   Three of the girls placed.
Destiny, Haley, and Katelyn all made the top 60.
Overall the girls placed 4th.

Good Job, Hornets!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thursday 10/18 Homework

Social Studies:  Finish section 2 questions, we will finish round one of activity in class tomorrow.
Science: none
Math: Finish page 2 of packet if necessary
ELA:  Read 30 minutes; Passion paper due Monday

PONY PATTY BINGO and HEATING OIL RAFFLE tickets and money all due Monday 10/22!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


  • 1/2 hour reading
  • Vocabulary Table due Friday
Math:  none

Science:  finish report, pg 37 analysis questions 4, 5, 6, 8, and 1, 3a-b if not already done.

Social Studies:  Section 3-2 Questions 1-4

  Monday's or Wednesday's are Homework Hangout Days in Mrs. Leighton's room.  3-4pm   Bus transportation available!

I will provide a snack.  Internet available...perfect chance for homework support...or you may just find it a quiet place to read, write, etc.  I'll provide support for any homework...math, social studies, science, etc.   Other teachers may be available at these times too!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


  • Write an effective multi-paragraph essay about one topic you are passionate about.  Include a passage with Imagery.  First draft due Monday.  Gentle Reminder:  Draft in paragraphs and format correctly.  
  • You may possibly publish this on our Hornets Ink blog.  
  • 1/2 hour reading
Math: none

Science:  Work on formal investigation report- due thursday;

Social Studies: bring binder and planner for class EVERY day!


Monday, October 15, 2012

HGS Soccer Update

Our game went awesome! We were tied at the end of the game at 2-2. When we went into sudden death, the next team to score the goal wins, the second 5 minute half...we got a goal!!! Our next game is on Wednesday at Hancock, against Mountain View. Hope to see you there:)

              ~Maddie and Georgia<3

Monday 10/15/12

Science- pg. 37 #4, 5, 8
Math- study for quiz Tuesday
ELA- Read for 30 minutes.  Writer's Notebook assignment.  Prepare for group share activity in reading with the passage to read aloud and the worksheet.
SS- none

Friday, October 12, 2012


  • Please please please create your VOKI!
  • 1/2 Reading
Math:  none

Science:  none

Social Studies:  Test Monday


Mid-trimester Today!   Yee  Haw!!!

Progress Reports will be mailed home Wednesday!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

HGS Soccer Update

Last night the game went amazingly awesome!! We won 8-0:) Our next game is on Monday against Peninsula. It is here at Hancock! Hope to see you all there:)

                           ~Maddie and Georgia


  • 1st draft typed due Friday.  PRIZE if your draft is printed before class begins!!
  • Continue looking for books to add to your Wish List :-).  I'll collect Monday or Tuesday.
Hey, Bloggers!  On this Post please Comment on the site:


Social Studies:



Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Math: pgs 67-68 #18-24
Social Studies:  Finish your copy of the Triple Entry Journal on Google Docs
Science:  Analysis questions 1, 2, 3, 5 on page 33; page 29 #1-4
  • Round 1 of typed and formatted writing piece due Friday
  • Round 2 of your Spelling:  Personal Survival Words due Thursday
  • Writer's Notebook:  And to Think That Saw It on _____________ Street.

Friday, October 5, 2012

HGS Soccer Update

The game against Steuben went less than expected. We lost 5-2. Our next game is on Wednesday at Cave Hill. It's a "home game!!" Hope to see you all there!

ELA:   1/2 reading         and    Quickwrite(due 10/9)



Social Studies:


ELA Quickwrite Directions:

You are 1/2 way through 1st trimester!!  Mrs. Leighton is looking at several assessments to see how you are progressing in reading:  Reading Record, Daily Check in, Quotables, Inventories, DoJo, and she needs your viewpoint.  Next week you will be drafting a formal piece about your reading progress.  For now though, jump into your WN and Quickwrite all the thoughts and feelings you have about your reading progress.  Go for a full page or more.


The boys came in third but we had some top 10 finishers including Hayden ,Palmer and Alex.
View Mariah's post for more!
~Matt P.


Yesterday our girls took 1st place out of 3 schools!!
FIVE of them came in the top 10!
Katelynn: 2nd
Danielle: 3rd
Hailey: 4th
Destiny: 7th and
Emily: 8th
Great job, Hornets!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

HW 10/4

7A (Leighton) Homework for October 4, 2012

page 66 Questions (1-15)

Make sure to show your work and circle any struggles you find...


Quotables due Friday     and 1/2 hour of reading  and 7T:  Be ready to share a Writing Piece.  See details below in the Green Front.

Math: see Mrs.Beals' post titled:   HW 10/4

Science:  Analysis on page 24 #1a, 2, 3, 4, 5

Social Studies:  none

Music:  Folder and Music Sheets due for every class

Choose an idea/writing piece from your Writers' Notebook.  Type a 1st draft .  You may have started this alread last week with the Personal Symbol/Object.  Any piece is fine.  Remember:

  • double space
  • full name / date
  • 12 font
  • one image which relates to your theme 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


ELA: 1/2 reading    and    Quotables    due Friday      Keep trying with your Voki.  Don't worry if you cannot create one by Friday.  It's okay.
Social Studies:  7T:  Read section 2.5 and answer questions in packet
                          7L:  read sections 2.5 and 2.6 and answer questions in packet.

NECAPS Reading Session 3 Tomorrow!  Thank you for your effort and persistence!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012


ELA:   1/2 hour    &     Quotables paper due Friday

Keep working with the Voki assignment.  Not due until Friday.  I know there are a few glitches, but keep trying.



Social Studies:



Monday, October 1, 2012

Tell Us What You Think?

Banned Books Week
September 30-October 6


  • 1/2 reading
  • Voki Project:  Continue learning more about this site.  
  • Quotables due Friday
Please leave a Comment on this prompt:
Write a short and friendly letter to your classmates and teacher.  Tell us about your opinion of Voki so far.  Explain. 

Science: lesson 5, #9 and 10 in procedure
Math:  page 45 #4, 5, 8
Social Studies:  7T:  finish 2.2 in packet
                         7L:  finish 2.3 in packet
Other: Art Project due Tomorrow.  You're presenting tomorrow!