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.

46 comments:

  1. My family's precept is to congratulate each player before and after each and every game. We say that because I play soccer and we congratulate each other.

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  2. my family's precept is work hard and be kind. we say that because we all need a good christian life.

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  3. My family saying is practice like you play. We have that because in baseball you practice.

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  4. My family precept is someone has to believe and it might as well be you. That means believe that you can do whatever you want if you put your mind to it. Even when things look bad, you need to believe.

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  5. My family preceptis to watch your tone. How to do that is watch what you look at. Like on the computer make sure the website that you go to is safe to look at.

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  6. My families precept is I f you cant say something nice, don't say anything at all. We say this because sometimes we need to remember to say nice things back to people, even if they omething mean first.

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  7. My family's precept is to be a friend to everyone. Jesus was a friend to everyone, so we should be a friend to others.

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  8. We say that, Tell the truth even though you will still get in trouble it's better than lying. Which will just get you in more trouble.

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  9. My family always no pain no gain

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  10. My family says you learn more from your mistakes than your success. This means that it is okay to fail as long as you learn from your errors and we tend to remember these lessons better.

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  11. My family precept is the hurrier I go, the behinder I get. This means when we hurry through a task and get a sloppy result, we must then redo it in order to get it right.

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  12. My family precept is, buckle your puckle! This means always remember to buckle your seat belt.

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  13. My family precept is, treat others the way you want to be treated.That means be kind to others.

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  14. My family precept is, don't go empty handed. That means don't leave stuff laying out around the house, but put them away.

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  15. My family precept is, if you mess with the bull you get the horns! This means that if you mess with something dangerous you will get hurt.

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  16. My family says, Garbage in, Garbage out, like it you hang out with people who smoke or do bad things that will eventually happen to you. So, it's a reminder that if we fill our selfs up with good and pure we will be great followers of God.

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  17. Testing for Mrs. Clayton's class

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  18. Always be a good friend. This means be nice all the time

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  19. Don't think you're all that and a bag of chips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (Be Humble)
    Pride goes before a fall
    Proverbs 16:18

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  20. dont talk to strangers. You will never know if they will steal you

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  21. Do your best. important to get good grades but a good effort is more important.

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  22. To whom much is given much is expected

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  23. happynes is a choice.

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  24. I know ya didn't mean to but ya gotta mean not to

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  25. On thanksgiving, I would always get a ton off turkey, cranberrry sauce, and casserole on my plate. My grandma would tell me " You have two holllow legs". Also known as " Your eyes are bigger than your stomach!"

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  26. Do your best don't mess up the rest! Take out the trash and the recycling make your bed!


    What that means to me is when you get older all the hard work has paid off.

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  27. My family's precept is: Would you want to eat a brownie little bit of dirt in it? Its what my parents tell me when I want to play a video game or watch movie that has a "little" bit of language or violence. It means to me is to be careful what you put in your mind.

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  28. "if you can't say nothing nice, don't say nothing at all" is what Thumper says in the movie Bambie. It means to me to be nice to others.

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  29. You can't always get what you want!
    Very famous classic rock song and common saying!
    It means.........well it's all in the title!
    ( it's the first thing that came to me!) ;). ;)

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  30. my Mom says it does not matter what you want it matters what i want and Dad says cool beans.

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  31. My dad says "You play like you practice."

    This means that when I practice I need to focus and be serious on what I am doing.
    Later I can do my best in the real game.

    Maggie H

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    1. True dat!!! ha i love to do that ;]

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  32. Will #15 verificationAugust 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    My Dad always tells me before I go to a party or a sleep-over, "Be the most well behaved kid there and make sure the host has a good time. If you do that, you will end up having a good time too."

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  33. my family says to say what you say is what you are.

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  34. We say to never do anything you won't do yourself.This means to always be a servant to others.

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  35. my fay family says treat others the way you whan't to treated.

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  36. we say you are always with someone. this means that god is always with you

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  37. Live,life and love on our journey to the son.

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  38. I liked the book better than the movie. The book has more detail then the movie and is more interesting. The movie wasn't as modern as I thought and it has not as intense.

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  39. I liked the book better than the movie.The book had more details then the movie,and was not as intense then i thought it was going to be.

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