Thursday, December 6, 2012

Direct Objects

For your comment, write three Pattern 2 sentences. Remember that Pattern 2 sentences have a direct object. Direct Objects answer the question "What?" or "Whom?" after the verb.  Also, be sure you use correct punctuation and capitalization. List your sentences and number them, like this:




Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Memories

Before Thanksgiving break Mr. Pickens talked to us about making special memories. What memories did you make over the break? What are some special things that you hope you will always look back on? These things may be big things, or they may be small. Everyone's memories will be different! Please write a paragraph listing at least 2 things that were memorable from your Thanksgiving break. Please use correct grammar and complete sentences. This assignment is due Wednesday, November 28th.

My example is listed below:
Thanksgiving with my family is something that I always look forward to. It was extra special this year because I was able to spend so much time at home in Birmingham. One of the memories I made was cooking with my mom and brother. My mom showed us how to make her homemade orange rolls that we have not had in forever! Another thing I will look back on is decorating our family Christmas tree. We always do it together as a family, and the Auburn ornament always goes on first! This year we started decorating the tree really late, and didn't finish until 2:30 a.m.! I am very thankful for these memories because they remind me how much God has blessed me.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: The Last Adventure

I would like for you to give a short review of the play, Sherlock Holmes: The Last Adventure. What did you think about it? Also, many of you said that the play was "scary" or "creepy". What made you feel that way? Please write at least 3 sentences using correct grammar. This post is due on Wednesday, October 10.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Buddy Biographies

Now that you have started reading your biography, I would like for you to share a little about your person. I hope you have discovered some interesting facts so far! This week, I would like for you to share one of those interesting facts. Please write a complete sentence (or sentences) including the name of your person. This comment is due on Friday, September 28th. 

For example:
Louisa May Alcott served as a nurse during the Civil War and became very ill. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Parts of Speech Listing

For this week's blog post, I want each of you to complete the following in your comment. I would like you to make three lists, numbered 1-5. Please number and space your list like my example below.  The first list is of five nouns, the second is of five verbs, and the last list is of five prepositions. Please be honest and think of your own; don't use my examples or another student's list.

Here are my example lists:

1.  America
2.  chocolate
3.  principal
4. iPad
5.  Lipscomb Academy

1. cheer
2. sing
3. whisper
4. describe
5. teach

1. behind
2. past
3. from
4. except
5. toward

Remember to only use your first name and number when you post.  This assignment is due Friday, September 14.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Now that we have read the story and watched the movie, I'd like to know how you felt about them. Did you like one of them better? What differences did you notice? Please use at least three complete sentences with enough details that we can understand which parts you are describing.  This assignment is due on Friday, August 31.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Our Precepts

All of Lipscomb Academy Middle School read Wonder by R.J. Palacio this summer. I hope you enjoyed the book as much as I did!  In the story Mr. Browne, Auggie’s English teacher, shared precepts with his students. At the end of the school year, he asked them to share their own precept with him. Mr. Browne tells his students that a precept is a rule about a really important thing. His first precept of the year is, "When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind."

Often, families have precepts or sayings that they use quite often. Some are serious, and some are silly. In the comments below, share a precept that your family quotes. Please include another sentence explaining what the precept means to you. If you have trouble thinking of one, ask your mom or dad or grandparent for ideas. Do you best, and write in complete sentences! This assignment is due on Friday, August 17th.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Welcome to our blog! This blog will be a constantly updated source of information for parents and students. You will find the "Useful Links" tab on the right side to be very helpful this year! Students will often have "Blog Assignments" where they will write short responses about various class topics--right on this website! This blog will also be updated with photos and other surprises so check back often! I am looking forward to a very happy school year! I can't wait to meet all of you!

~Ms. Holladay