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