Tuesday, August 28, 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.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


All of us read Wonder by R.J. Palacio this summer. I hope you enjoyed the book as much as I did.  In the story, the English teacher, Mr. Browne, shared precepts with his students, and at the end of the school year, asked them to share theirs 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; some are silly. In the comments below, share a precept that your family quotes. If you have trouble thinking of one, ask your mom or dad or grandparent for ideas. This assignment is due on Friday, August 17th.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Welcome to Middle School!

I'm very excited about our new school year at Lipscomb Academy! We have a great year ahead of us as you come to middle school and make new friends. I'm looking forward to meeting each one of you.

This blog will be used as a gateway to all the websites and tools that we use in fifth grade. Be sure to bookmark it on your computers. Frequently, we will have assignments posted here. It may be a question for you to post a comment on or it may be a link to an online game or activity.

See you soon!