Thursday, May 30, 2013


 Another resource for your summer reading pick.

If you want to change your "pick" from the title you gave Mrs. Thomas, you can.  Please post it here.

Check to see if Scholastic has it:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Just for fun & for extra credit:

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Due Friday
  • read  1/2 hour
  • Double journal sheets
  • Tic Tac Notes

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Due Thursday:
1/2 hour of reading homework
1 important/interesting fact about your research topic

Due Friday:
2 pages of Tic Tac Toe notes

~Check out the Flipped Classroom!~

Click the link to see why we might be trying this soon!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ELA: 7L Topics being considered!

Argumentative Writing Unit Begins!!

Please include an introduction, the gist of why you're Commenting , and your 3 choices. Sign off with your name.

What are the Parts of an Argumentative Writing?

Monday, May 20, 2013


Idiom Resources

 1.  Examples and definitons

2.  A learning game:  Challenge yourself.

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Post your Random Combo Sentence here!!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

News Flash!

Take a few seconds to read about this opportunity to make money this SUMMER  just by reading!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


  • Read for 1/2 hr.
  • Write Introduction/Hook draft #1 and #2 of your "adventure with a family member" which is due Thursday.
NWEA reading assessment is tomorrow...Wednesday.  This will happen during the entire ELA period.

Please get some good rest tonight so that your brain energy is in good shape for it.  

Monday, May 13, 2013


1.  Complete the "table" for analyzing Owl Moon sentences. due Tuesday.
2.  Make sure you have posted your Compare/Contrast essay on the Hornets Ink. If you can't, print a copy and pass in to Mrs. Leighton
3.  Read for 1/2 hour.

3,2,1 feedback from our read aloud After Ever After due Tuesday too.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Owl Moon

"It was late one winter night, long past my bedtime, when Papa and I went owling. There was no wind. The trees stood still as giant statues. And the moon was so bright the sky seemed to shine. Somewhere behind us a train whistle blew, long and low, like a sad, sad song. "

1.  Full Text

2.  If time...Sentence Study:  Challenges:  Must show results to Mrs. Leighton for extra credit.

Friday, May 10, 2013

ELA Homework

~read 1/2 hour.
~complete late work if you have it (Post your essay on Hornets Ink)

ELA Ticket to Leave: Using sentence models

My husband~a strong and handsome fellow~restored an old 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. 


Please post your practice here!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


7T:  Post your 3 topics for your argumentative writing and post on this link:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hancock Baseball

The Hancock baseball team didn't fare to well last night in our scrimmage against MDI. Even though Christian hit an inside the park Grand slam, we still lost.

Good luck next time Hornets!

Beware the Hornet's STING

Last night we had a scrimmage against MDI. Karli pitched for the first 2 innings and Katie pitched for the rest of the game. Mariah caught for the first 3 innings, and Mackenzie caught for the rest of the game. The final score was 26-5, great job Hornets!! Practice on Friday 2-4(:

-Maddie and Molly

ELA Homework



Tuesday, May 7, 2013


  • Read 1/2 hour.
  • 1st Draft of Argument DUE at end of Writing Workshop on Wed.
  • LATE LATE LATE on those Vocab. Tables?  You lose 10 points a day!

The Hornets sting Lamoine!

The Hornet boys had an easy win yesterday against Lamoine. We stomped them got by 17 runs! The final score was 19-2.

We have a scrimmage today, Good luck Hornets!

Beware the Hornet's STING!

Hancock Hornets won 18-5 in last nights game against Lamoine. We have another game tonight at Hancock against MDI. Hope to see you all there!

Monday, May 6, 2013


Due Tuesday: 
  • Triple Entry Journal of 4 new words from your Alphaboxes

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Four Words

Comment on 4 words which you encountered while reading your informational text books.  Please include the following in your Comment:
  • book title and author
  • subject of the book
  • the 4 words you chose
  • friendly letter format to Mrs. Leighton

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


  • Read for 1/2 hour.  Your efforts to complete this homework are now being graded daily along with your Reading Zone behaviors.
  • Alphaboxes checkpoint due Friday... for the informational text book you've been reading
  • Make sure you completed the "Fragments" exercise and I've seen the results.
  • 1st Draft of essay due Thursday

The Bully Effect

Memorial Day Celebration in Hancock

Is there someone who would be willing to be a speaker at this event?  You could even partner with someone together in Google docs and write one. You would write a speech to commemorate those men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Services.  The holiday is a federal one and we celebrate it on the last Monday in May. 

Last year the people in town thought the celebration was the best one of all because of the participation of HGS students. Pretty cool.