Student Highlight: Lamar Needs a Change!

We’ve been working on writing this week with a focus on persuasive writing.  Their prompt:  A generous donor is going to build a facility in Lamar to find activities for young people.  Write an essay describing the facility you would like and convince Mr. Jackson to agree with you.  Check out Akeivion’s awesome post!


Mr. Jackson,
I’m sending you this letter because the town of Lamar stores aren’t so great. We need to rebuild some stuff and change the names of them. See I was thinking we could Chang dollar general. We can put security alarms and new parking spots. I’m pretty sure that will work out well.

We could also change subway by cleaning the bathrooms up. Subway also needs to be secure because we don’t need any one to steal our delicious taste. I really don’t think subway needs to be change only when it is time for the spring and festivals that’s when it needs to stay clean.

Our piggly wiggly needs to be changed to bi-lo because I bet everyone wants something to change around instead of looking any old ragged town or city. In bi-lo we can put a race track inside on the floor so kids will be excited for the future. In bi-lo it can be better with alarms a new place where people get there medicine. The reason I want piggly wiggly to be changed because I think it been there to long and people are getting tired of it.

The Chinese restaurant could also be changed by changing or painting the walls. My second reason we should make our city look new because when people visit they can say it looks nice. I really care about lamar because it is important to our education. when people think about Lamar they think about. What they can do but turns that dont do it.

Thats why people need to change because think about nothing in the city, imagine us with no stores,no skating ring,no movie theater, no Chinese restaurant and definitely no school,we would be the poorest city in the U.S.A so people step up and do your role play a part in life and be honored for something .

Student Highlight: The Best Policy?

Students spent last week working on the expository writing prompt: Why honesty is important in a friendship? Here is Kaylee J.’s excellent piece!!
In a friendship, honesty is very important. Because without honesty there is no trust, and without trust there is no real friendship. And if you don’t have friends then you’ll become less social around others and you won’t be as willing to open up to others.There is actually a saying that backs me up whenever it concerns honesty. And the saying goes, ” Honesty is always the best policy” What do you believe the best policy is? Do you think it’s honesty? Or do you believe the best policy is something else?

Let’s face it, without honesty you will never get anywhere in life. One little white lie can eventually grow to become a gargantious lie that can instantly turn your life upside down! So the point I’m trying to get to is I believe honesty is really truly the best policy! If you aren’t open to being honest with your friends, and your friends aren’t open to being honest with you, then you can never have a true friendship with that person.

I remember when I was in first grade there was this girl who’s name was Carlie Mickduggle who was a very close friend of mine. In first grade I didn’t have many friends because of my somewhat nerdy looks and my shy aditude. Well one day at recess, me, Brittany, Becca, and Carlie were playing near the monkey bars when Carlie said, ” Hey, let’s go play on the monkey bars!” And Brittany replied, ” But isn’t Kaylee afraid of heights?” At that I replied, “I-I am, but that’s kind of one of my secrets, s-so please don’t tell anybody!” And she replied ” I promise!” I remember her telling me. But the next day, Trey Dellani the first grade bully came up and said, ” So you’re afraid of heights huh, what a wimp!” And then I asked, ” H-How did you find out?” And whenever he told me that Carlie had told everyone, I was so mad that when I saw her at lunch I said, ” Y-You betrayed me! I had asked you not to tell anyone and you told the whole first grade! I’ll never say a word to you as long as I live!” And from that day on, Carlie has always been the quiet one with no friends.

And that’s why honesty is so very important in a friendship.