Thursday, December 3, 2009

Today is December 3,2009. We have computer and art. We also have a late lunch at 12:10, but get a snack in math class. On Wednesday and Thursday we have recess after lunch for about ten minutes. Then we have science and it's a possibility we have pop quiz. In Mrs. hull's class we read a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. We will do activities with this book before Christmas break. For history we have a letter due for Thomas Jefferson as if we were Meriwether on the Louisiana territory exploring it. Thats all we have for today.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Yesterday a famous football player came to our school. His name was D.D. Lewis. He played for the Dallas Cowboys for twelve years. Later he started teaching us about fertilizers. Today we have Music class and French class. We are rehearsing for a French play and presentation on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. This play and presentation will be about Christmas in France. This program will start at 10:20 a.m. We also started a new book on Monday. It is called A Christmas Carol. It is about a grouchy old man named Scrooge. He doesn't like Christmas. The ghost of Jacob Marley, Scrooge's dead business partner, tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three ghosts. The ghost of Christmas past, present, and future. Scrooge learns to be nicer toward the end of the story.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Today we are getting back from Thanksgiving break. Everybody has been eating, hunting, and resting, but today we all had to get up early and come to school. Over my Thanksgiving break I played with all of my cousins and hunted. Then after I did that I finally got time to dig in to my Nana's chocolate pie. Her chocolate pie is very good, but this year she decided to try a different kind of pie it is called lemon pie. Now it is on my list of favorites along with her chocolate pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie. We got my Aunt Meadow to taste test and she said that it was the best lemon pie she had ever tasted. My Great Aunt tried to make a pecan pie all though it didn't taste the best its the thought that counts.

D.D. Lewis

Tomorrow, D.D. Lewis is coming to SA to speak to our 4th through 12th graders. We are very excited to see him. He played for the Dallas Cowboys and earned several Super Bowl rings!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We watched a play put on by the 8th grader's called treasure island. it was really cool but they didn't tell us what happened in the end of the book. Today we get out of school early for Thanksgiving break;We don't come back to school until Monday. We also don't have any other classes today. I can't wait until Thanksgiving because I'm going to spend time with my family and friends.

-Aleena Edwards

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pamplin Park

We are going to Pamplin park Friday. It is a civil war battle field that you can reenact battles or visit the museum. The leader of the group is Mrs. Whitley.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Nor'easter

Last week starting Thursday we were hit by a Nor'easter. It effected us with flooding, heavy rain, and strong winds. About an hour away from us in Norfolk, VA over 200 people had to be evacuated from their homes and apartments. A famous landmark destroyed by this Nor'easter was the Lynnhaven Pier. Due to the impact on our town, we didn't have school Thursday or Friday. On Saturday my friend and I went to a college football game. When we got out of the car we could see where the water had been. Everything around the school was wet and swampy. This storm had a major impact on our region. -MLT

Monday, November 9, 2009

Food drive

Please remember to bring in canned food or dry packaged food for our SA food drive! Every bit helps the hungry. Thanks in advance for all of your support for this important project.

Raider volleyball

Go Raiders! Our volleyball team won again this weekend! Please remember to come and cheer them on this week at home!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Today is Wednesday so we have Music and French. In History, we have a test coming up tomorrow so I'm reminding everyone to study! In Science we are learning about the digestive system. In homeroom, we are working on our CENTER CONTRACTS 2. One group is reading the Wizard of Oz, another Hatchet and the last Dive. I am reading a very interesting book called Elijah of Buxton. It's about a child who was the first boy to be born free in his hometown. His friend is saving up to buy his family out of slavery but a thief takes his money. It's up to Elijah to catch the thief. Today for lunch we have hamburgers, cheeseburgers and fries. Today we have Scrabble Club during lunch! This is what we're going to do today!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Today we have P.E.. For lunch we are having fried chicken. Mrs.Whitley's class won the free day in Mrs Hulls class to get drinks and snacks. In math we are working on decimals. In history we are talking about the Emancipation Proclamation. In science we are learning about the calories and protein. We also have library today. Theres a game tonight at Tidewater come out and support the Raiders. GO RAIDERS!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Today is Thursday and we have a late lunch. Today our contract is due the contract is when we read a book and answer questions and drew pictures. Don't forget tomorrow our math page is due. For history we are learning about the Civil war.In science we are studying calories,and proteins.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Today is September 29,2009. We have gym, forensics, and early lunch because it is Tuesday. At gym most of us signed up for PP&K(punt pass and kick). Some people did it yesterday at gym, but the rest of us will do it today. Ms.Fetherolf is out today and Mrs. Smith is subbing for today. We have a quiz Friday in science. In history we have to finish our pages for Mrs.Whitley about the confederate and union battle's of the Civil War. For math we just took a test Friday and we all did great. Today we might have homework for Mrs.Vinson in our workbook. We also have a page for math class about three famous mathematicians due October 5,2009. For reading we have our deep water words due tomorrow. For our reading log we have to meet our goal for stickers by tomorrow. We our having a competition for A.R. points and the class with the most points by Friday gets a free day in Mrs.Hull's classroom. WJS

Monday, September 28, 2009

Today in science class we will still be learning about the muscular system. In reading, we will be working on our contracts. I just finished reading a book about Helen Keller. The way it is written is so you think Anne Sullivan wrote it, about the struggles and the good times she had with Helen Keller. The book is called Reaching Out To Helen Keller. I highly recommend people to read that book. The next book I will be reading is a Nancy Drew book; I hope it will be as good as my last book!


I hope everyone had a great weekend! The weather on Sunday was beautiful! I read Shiver this weekend. It is by an author who lives in Virginia. The story line was very similar to Twilight.
Mrs. Hull

Friday, September 25, 2009

friday 9/25/09

Today we will have a math chapter test for 6th grade. For grammar, we are doing a blind search with a partner, then we have to record it in our notebooks. Today in science, we will be learning about the muscular system. In history, we will be learning about the Civil War. Today is wacky sunglasses day. These mac computers will not let me right click so I can not show you a picture.

have a great day :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009

Today we have French and music class. Everyone did good on our science test yesterday. Today we are starting our reading contracts. Our reading contracts are where we read a book and fill out worksheets on the book. For lunch today we have buffalo chicken and mac and cheese. Friday we have wacky sunglasses day.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday September 22, 2009

We had a great Spirit week here at school! Today in Mrs. Fetherolf's Class we have a test on the skeletal system. It has been really fun to learn about. Yesterday, we did an activity where you had to research an assigned bone. In Mrs. Whitley's class we're learning about the Civil War. In Mrs. Vinson's class we're having a review on exponents, variables, estimating, and more. In Mrs. Hull's class we're learning about reading strategies. We have a chapter test in Math on Friday the 25th. Today for lunch we're having tacos. We've also been keeping track on our reading logs. For every 2 hours we read or 5 A.R. points we put a sticker in our reading log chart. Our enrichments today are Gym and Forensics. Today is also the first day of fall! Have a good day (: ~MLT

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tonight is the Homecoming game, it starts at 6:00 p.m. We are playing against Fuqua. All of today everyone here is wearing blue and white for school spirit. All this week has been spirit week. On Monday it was college shirt day, a lot of people were wearing things from colleges like VT, Virginia, and UNC . On Tuesday it was twin day, Wednesday was Wacky Tacky day and yesterday was camo day. All of these big events lead up to the big game and hopefully we will win!!!!! Go Raiders!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Camouflage Day!

Today is camouflage day because this week is Spirit Week! A lot of people are wearing camouflage. You can wear camouflage hats, pants, vests, and shirts. The teachers told us that we are not aloud to wear our masks for hunting. I thought they were gonna make us take them off so i brought an extra hat just to be sure. All the boys are wearing camouflage and only some of the girls are. Spirit Week is the funnest week of the whole school year!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Today is WACKY TACKY DAY. We will also be having a ch. 13-4 quiz on the Civil War in history tomorrow. Our extra activities today are Music and French. In math we have a test Friday. For grammar today we have a classwork grade on a page in our grammar book. In reading we have groups of three and you have to make a poster from a character in the book you pick. In the poster you have to draw and color a picture of the person you picked, you have to draw six circles around the person and you write there feelings, personality traits, and appearance,friends,conflict,and one other thing you can think of. On the back you have to think of and write one connection you can make with that character. Don't forget the homecoming game on Friday is at6:00 instead of 7:00. We play fuqua and the tailgait contest is before the game. SSE

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Today we will be doing Forensics and PE. Also today is TWIN DAY!!!!! We will be having Grilled cheese sandwiches, Brunswick stew, salad bar, deli bar, vegetarian casserole, glazed carrots, and jello poke cake for lunch. Tomorrow is Wacky Tacky day. Yesterday we had our school picture taken and also yesterday was College Day and we all wore different college teams. Lot of teams were represented such as Virginia Tech, NC State, UNC, and UVA. Tomorrow there will be no PE. There will be a Chapter 13-4 Quiz in history on Sept. 17 and there will be a Chapter 1 test Sept. 25 in Math. Tomorrow we will be having chicken Enchiladas for lunch. Thats all for today!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Welcome back! We are in full swing now, and I am excited about this new school year! Some of my homeroom students will help this year and will post some of their thoughts and ideas.

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Torch

Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Last Olympian

The last book in the Percy Jackson series came out on Tuesday. I finished it last night and enjoyed Percy's adventure. There was a lot of action in The Last Olympian. I will hold any other opinions until my students have read the book! :) I have two copies. If any of my students would like to borrow a copy, let me know. As soon as my boys finish the books, I will be glad to share them.

Friday, May 1, 2009


The sun is shining and it has been hard to stay inside. We took our books outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Go Heels!

My Tarheels won last night!!! I enjoyed every minute of it! :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Hippity hoppity!

Easter's on its way!!! We participated in an activity today using plastic eggs and everyday objects. It is an AIMS activity called "Eggs Full of Sound". In one class, three children listened carefully enough that they were right 10 out of 12 times! Way to go! :)

Friday, March 27, 2009


Earlier this year, we made oobleck from cornstarch, water, and food coloring. It made a mess, but the students thoroughly enjoyed the process!! We read Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss. Then, the students wrote about making the oobleck in class.

Thought from ol' Ben

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of. Ben Franklin

Thursday, March 26, 2009


My Reading class is working on pyramids for the books they are reading. The students are painting and decorating each of the four panels for the pyramids. On notecards, the students are writing a paragraph to go along with each panel. They are coming along great. I am anxiously awaiting the final product!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lightning Thief

Several students have read The Lightning Thief series this year by Rick Riordan. I thoroughly enjoyed them myself! As the students were completing research on their author biographies, we found out that a movie was in the making for the first book in the series! We can't wait!

Getting Started

I am just getting started with this blog for Southampton Academy. As I was pondering possiblities for the site, my recollections for the school year almost overwhelmed me. It is hard to believe this is the last quarter for the 2008/2009 school year!