11 Apr 2014

Teen Issues

Author: Ms. Bailey | Filed under: teen issues


What are some of the BIG issues facing teens today?

29 Jan 2014

To wear a uniform or not to wear a uniform, that is the question!

Author: Ms. Bailey | Filed under: Opinions


Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have to wear uniforms to school?  They are often mandatory if you attend a private school, like Miss Osmond did in Dubai.  Do you think they would be a positive thing to have in a public school system as well, such as HLPS, or do you think they would have more negative aspects?  State 2-3 reasons FOR and 2-3 reasons AGAINST having uniforms in school.  State your opinion and why you feel that way.  If you had to wear a uniform, would you rather have all of the clothing look exactly alike or would you rather have mix and match options?  Why?  If you were picked to design a uniform for your school, what would it look like?  What rules would you have for wearing the uniform?

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” I read a story about an anthropologist who proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: Ubuntu, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?”

* Ubuntu in the Xhosa culture means “I am because we are”.

This beautiful story makes me reflect on all that I am thankful for in my life.     How does this story make you feel?

Write a paragraph about all that you are thankful for in your life. Follow the structure of a paragraph.

1 Oct 2013


Author: Ms. Bailey | Filed under: Experiences, Journeys, Life

As we discussed in class, people go journeys for many reasons. Reasons include for relaxation, educational, sports, & recreation, fun and adventure. Of course, as we said there are many other reasons that people go on journeys. We also discussed that journeys are not necessarily to a far away place. Your grade 6 year in school could be discovered a journey and now you are on a journey through grade.   Tell about in detail a journey that you have taken……Remember it does not have to be to a Fancy place!!!! 



5 Sep 2013

Descriptive Writing

Author: Ms. Bailey | Filed under: Creative Writing, Descriptive Writing

writing[1]Use the senses: Where appropriate, the senses can be used to describe · What does it smell like?

· What can be heard?
· What can be seen – details?
· What does it taste like?
· What does it feel like?

20 Jun 2013

Have a Great Summer!

Author: Ms. Bailey | Filed under: Celebration

Thank you 7B for a wonderful school year. Have a fun summer and be safe!  Ms. Bailey



12 Jun 2013

Favorite Children’s Book

Author: Ms. Bailey | Filed under: Authors, Books, Children's Books

What is your favorite children’s book? What lesson did you learn from it?

7 Jun 2013

Acceptance and Tolerance

Author: Ms. Bailey | Filed under: Acceptance, Tolerance

Poems by 7 Bailey


26 May 2013

Life Advice

Author: Ms. Bailey | Filed under: advice, Greater Good, Important Advice

What inspiration do you take from this post? If you could give advice at this time in your life to the the new students coming to grade 7 next year, what would it be?

12 May 2013

Out of Adversity, Grows Character!

Author: Ms. Bailey | Filed under: Celebration, Life
I love this so much, I posted it below two times. 
You won’t realize you’ve met a beautiful person until you realize afterwards that everyone else you’ve met hasn’t been. 
Out of adversity, grows character.
Tell about a person that you know that has come through very difficult times and it has made them more beautiful.