Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Walt Disney

In this week's post, I want to hear your thoughts about the Disney family, specifically Walt, and Mr. and Mrs. Disney.  Please write three sentences about one of them, telling me a bit about that person, his or her personality, and your opinion about his or her character.  Please use your best grammar and spelling. The assignment is due on Friday, September 20.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Student Government

If you are looking for the results of the SGA Election, please click the Middle School SGA button at the top of the page. 

Thank you!
-Ms. Holladay

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gifted Hands

I hope you enjoyed our all school read, Gifted Hands. The story describes Ben Carson's journey from a struggling student to an extraordinary neurosurgeon. Gifted Hands elaborates on the different experiences of Dr. Carson's life and the obstacles he overcame.

For our first blog post, I want to know what part of Gifted Hands you found most interesting. Please describe it and explain what you learned from that part of the story. 

Whenever you write on the blog, be sure to use complete sentences with good punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. This blog post will require at least two or three sentences to be complete and answer both parts of the question. This assignment is due Friday, August 16th. Happy blogging!

Monday, August 5, 2013

What Are You Reading?

Hello 5th Graders! I hope you are enjoying your last few days of summer and finishing up your summer reading! I was inspired and blessed by our all school read, Gifted Hands, and hope you were too! I have also started reading The Mysterious Benedict Society series this summer. I love how these books are full of suspense and really make you think! What is your favorite book you have read this summer?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Belle Teal

I hope you enjoyed reading Belle Teal! Please respond to the following question in at least 3 sentences. Be sure to use correct grammar and writing mechanics. This blog is due Friday, May 3.

At the end of the story, Belle Teal determines to "accentuate the positive" even though she can't "eliminate the negative". What are the positive elements in her life? Will they be enough to overcome the problems that still bother her?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Welcome back from Nature's Classroom! I hope you had a wonderful time! This week I want each of you to write 3-4 sentences about something you learned while we were there. Please include some details about what activity you were doing and who else was involved. As always, use good mechanics in your comment. Happy Writing!

Friday, March 1, 2013

A Wrinkle in Time

Now that we've read the book and watched the movie, I'm curious what you think! In your comment, tell me at least two differences you noticed between the book and the movie. Then tell which you preferred and why. Please use complete sentences with good punctuation, spelling, and capitalization.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Voki Viewing Party!

Please paste the link to your Voki in a comment below. To view other projects, copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the link into the address bar. Great job working on this project!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Reader as Detective

Please respond to one of the following questions in your comment. Read the question carefully and respond in complete sentences with correct punctuation and capitalization. Be sure that you use examples to show evidence!

  • If you read "The Purloined Letter," do you have any ideas about where the letter was hidden? Could the police have missed it, or might it be hidden somewhere else entirely?  Give evidence  from the story section to support your answer.
  • If you read "The Red-Headed League," tell us what you found strange or unusual in Mr. Wilson's story.  Give evidence from the story section to support your answer.