Thursday, November 21, 2019

Hatchet Vocabulary- Chapters 14-16

impaired- (adj.) having some kind of disability that makes things more difficult to accomplish

enclosure- (noun) an area closed off from other things

laid up- (v.) to be unable to do the normal activities of the day

insane- (adj.) seriously mentally ill

streamlined- (v.) an object that is smooth in shape and can travel through air easily

ignited- (v.) to catch on fire

tattered- (adj.) ripped and full of tears

wrenched- (v.) to pull or twist something violently

bellowed- (v.) to scream in pain or anger

Friday, November 8, 2019

Hatchet Vocabulary- Chapters 10-13

intervals (n.)- a period of time between events or activities

dormant (adj.)- at rest or inactive

bluff (n.)- a steep cliff near a lake or river

ridge (n.)- is a long, narrow hilltop

banked (v.)- make a fire burn long and slowly

persistent (adj.)- going on and on

propping (v.)- using one thing to hold up another

threw (v.)- to be confused or not certain

exulted (v.)- very excited

refract (v.)- the bending of light, which causes things to look different than they appear

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Old Creamery Theater Writing Contest

I wanted to share this in case anyone was interested. We will not be doing this as a class.

Mr. Hippen

Here is the link:

Old Creamery Theater Writing Contest

Monday, October 21, 2019

Student Teacher Introduction


My name is Leah Hayes, and I am a student teacher from Buena Vista University. Today was my first day in Mr. Hippen's classroom, and I will be here until December 13th. My major is elementary education with endorsements in reading and early childhood.

A little bit about myself. I grew up in Keota and graduated from Keota High School in 2008. After graduation, I attended Indian Hills Community College where I received my Associate of Arts degree in 2010. I then worked as a paraeducator at Keota Schools before entering the elementary education program at BVU. Currently, I live in Keota with my husband, Trevor, our two small children, and our rescue dog, Archer. 

I am so excited to spend the next eight weeks here at Lincoln getting to know the wonderful staff and students. Go Demons!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Hatchet Vocabulary- Chapters 7-9

slits (n.)- very narrow openings

crude (adj.)- not well made

gorge (v.)- to eat until you are too full to eat anymore

gingerly (adv.)- to do something in a very careful and gentle way

gesture (n.)- a movement of part of your body, especially your hands or head 

wince (v.)- to make a painful expression when you are hurt

ignite (v.)- to catch on fire

exasperation (n.)- a feeling of strong frustration

smoldered (v.)- to burn slowly without a flame

Monday, October 14, 2019

Hatchet Vocabulary (Chapters 4-6)

swarm (n.)- a very large group of insects, especially when they are flying

murky (adj.)- not clear

stranded (v.)- stuck in a place that you hadn’t planned to spend time in

sloshing (v.)- to move about actively within a container or open space

lean-to (n.)- a shelter that uses the earth to support at least one side

slender (adj.)- thin in an attractive or graceful way

ruefully (adv.)- feeling or showing that you wish you had not done something

interlaced (v.)- to link or weave two things together

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Room Parent Letter

I received this from Stephanie Blanchard! Thanks for taking the time to read it!

Room Parent Letter