Posted by: aoifelove | May 19, 2018

Countdown to Summer!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all the drivers who drove for our field trip to Moonlight Beach, yesterday.  Our students had a lot of fun in carefree play on the beach.  A grand time was had by all!  THANK YOU to Mr. Decking and Mrs. Coogan for organizing the field trip. 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS to all our Middle School students (Ella, Hunter, Leela, Liam, Rose, Tanisha, and Zion) who performed in the Talent Show, on Thursday.  You were FANTASTIC!  What talent! 🙂

This coming week in literature, my Sixth Graders will continue reading The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which they are enjoying.  I will review the notes on how to write a persuasive essay, in preparation for their last writing assignment, “Write a Persuasive Essay About a Cause or Problem That Touches Your Heart.” They will also work on their grammar and editing workbooks.  I will review the notes for the Final Examination, which is scheduled for the second week of June.

Reminder:

  • The  Middle School Dane will take place in the Library, on Friday, May 25, from 6:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 17 on Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 17, for Tuesday, May 22, and Wednesday, May 23.
  • Work on your persuasive essays, which are due on Wednesday, May 30.

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society, in every family. ~ Kofi Annan

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

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Posted by: aoifelove | May 19, 2018

Countdown to Summer!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all our drivers who drove for our field trip to Moonlight Beach, yesterday.  Our students had a lot of fun in carefree play on the beach.  A grand time was had by all!  THANK YOU to Mr. Decking and Mrs. Coogan for organizing the field trip. 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS to all our Middle school students (Ella, Hunter, Leela, Liam, Rose, Tanisha, and Zion) who performed in the Talent Show, on Thursday.  You were FANTASTIC!  What talent! 🙂

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue reading Tales of Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn. They will continue watching Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, for Literature on DVD. I will review the notes on five ways to write a speech, in preparation for their last writing assignment.  I will review the notes for the Final Examination, which will be given the second week of June.

This week in Drama Class, my Seventh Graders will have rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Monday, June 4, at 1:00p.m., in the Amphitheater.

Reminder:

  • The Middle School Dance will take place in the Library, on Friday, May 25, from 6:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 20, on Thursday, May 24.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 20, for Thursday, May 24.
  • Work on your speeches, which are due on Thursday, May 31.

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society, in every family. ~ Kofi Annan

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | May 19, 2018

Countdown to Summer!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all the drivers who drove for our field trip to Moonlight Beach, yesterday.  Our students had a lot of fun in carefree play on the beach.  A grand time was had by all!  THANK YOU to Mr. Decking and Mrs. Coogan for organizing the field trip. 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS to all our Middle School students (Ella, Hunter, Leela, Liam, Rose, Tanisha, and Zion) who performed in the Talent Show, on Thursday.  You were FANTASTIC!  What talent! 🙂

Last week, was a short week for academics for my Eighth Graders due to a spelling/vocabulary test and homework corrections, on Monday, a literary quiz about Romeo and Juliet, on Wednesday, and the beach field trip, on Friday.

This coming week in literature, my Eighth Graders will the analyze The Odyssey, using the Cornell Notes System, the A.X.I.S. Method, and the C.R.C. Method They will continue reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding. They will finish watching The Odyssey, for Literature on DVD, as we ran out of time last week. I will distribute notes on five ways to write a speech, as the review for the Final Examination took longer than I had anticipated.

Due to major time constraints, excitement about high school, our upcoming summer vacation, and pressure to study for Final Examinations, my Eighth Graders will perform Romeo and Juliet in Readers’ Theater style. This week, they will they will rehearse using this method, rather than memorization of lines.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines, as they still to know their entrances and exits.  The performance is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, at 1:00p.m., in the Amphitheater.

Reminder:

  • The Middle School Dance will take place in the Library, on Friday, May 25, from 6:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for Romeo and Juliet.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 18, on Monday, May 21.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 18, for Monday, May 21.
  • Some students have not turned in The Constitution, in your own words.
  • Work on your speeches.

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society, in every family. ~ Kofi Annan

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” ~ J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1997)

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the Great Mothers of our students at E.C.D.S.  I wish you much love, happiness, smiles, laughter, relaxation, and lots of surprises on your Special Mothers’ Day.   It was lovely to see so many of you at the Mothers’ Day Luncheon, on Friday.  Thank you for coming, your children were very excited about it, and they had a blast writing their beautiful love poems for you. ❤ ❤ ❤

This coming week in literature, my Sixth Graders will continue reading The Tempest by William Shakespeare. I will have to assign some reading to be done at home, in order to finish the play by the end of the year.  They will continue watching The Secret Garden for Literature on DVD. I will distribute notes on how to write a persuasive essay, in preparation for their last writing assignment, “Write a Persuasive Essay About a Cause or Problem That Touches Your Heart.” They will also work on their grammar and editing workbooks.  I will also distribute notes for the Final Examination, which will be given the second week of June.

Reminders:

  • The Book Fair starts on Monday, May 14, and will continue all week in the library. Anne Marasco needs volunteers to help with it.  If you have free time next week, and would like to help, please contact her. Many thanks! 🙂
  • Our Middle School end of the year field trip will take place on Friday, May 18. More information from Mr. Decking, during the week. Please sign the permission slips and return them, if you haven’t done so already. Thank you. 🙂

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 16 on Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 16, for Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16.
  • Work on your persuasive essays.

“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.”  ~ E.M. Foster

Enjoy your Mothers’ Day with your children, and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” ~ J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1997)

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the Great Mothers of our students at E.C.D.S.  I wish you much love, happiness, smiles, laughter, relaxation, and lots of surprises on your Special Mothers’ Day.   It was lovely to see so many of you at the Mothers’ Day Luncheon, on Friday.  Thank you for coming, your children were very excited about it, and they had a blast writing their love poems for you. ❤ ❤ ❤

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue reading Tales of Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn. They will continue watching Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, for Literature on DVD. I will distribute notes on five ways to write a speech, in preparation for their last writing assignment, this semester.  I will also distribute notes for the Final Examination, which will be given the second week of June.

This week in Drama Class, my Seventh Graders will have rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Monday, June 4, at 1:00p.m., in the Amphitheater.

Reminders:

  • The Book Fair starts on Monday, May 14, and will continue all week in the library. Anne Marasco needs volunteers to help with it.  If you have free time next week, and would like to help, please contact her. Many thanks! 🙂
  • Our Middle School end of the year field trip will take place on Friday, May 18. More information from Mr. Decking, during the week. Please sign the permission slips and return them, if you haven’t done so already. Thank you. 🙂

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 19 on Thursday, May 17.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 19, for Thursday, May 17.
  • Work on your speeches.

“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.”  ~ E.M. Foster

Enjoy your Mothers’ Day and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

“He didn’t realize that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” ~ J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1997)

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the Great Mothers of our students at E.C.D.S.  I wish you much love, happiness, smiles, laughter, relaxation, and lots of surprises on your Special Mothers’ Day.   It was lovely to see so many of you at the Mothers’ Day Luncheon, on Friday.  Thank you for coming, your children were very excited about it, and they had a blast writing their love poems for you. ❤ ❤ ❤

This coming week in literature, my Eighth Graders will the analyze The Odyssey, using the Cornell Notes System, the A.X.I.S. Method, and the C.R.C. Method They started reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding, last week, and will continue reading it this week. They will finish watching The Odyssey, for Literature on DVD. I will distribute notes on five ways to write a speech.  I will also distribute notes for the Final Examination, in June.

This week in Drama Class, my Eighth Graders will have rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, at 1:00p.m., in the Amphitheater.

Reminders:

  • The Book Fair starts on Monday, May 14, and will continue all week in the library.  Anne Marasco needs volunteers to help with it.  If you have free time next week, and would like to help, please contact her.  Many thanks! 🙂
  • Our Middle School end of the year field trip will take place on Friday, May 18.  More information from Mr. Decking during the week.  Please sign the permission slips and return them, if you haven’t done so already. Thank you. 🙂

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for Romeo and Juliet.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 17, on Monday, May 14.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 17, for Monday, May 14.
  • Some students have not turned in The Constitution, in your own words.
  • Work on your speeches.

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.  ~ E.M. Foster

Enjoy your Mothers’ Day and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | May 5, 2018

Thank You, E.C.D.S. Parents and Students!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to Patty Davidowski and her PAC TEAM, to Anne Morasco, and all the E.C.D.S. Parents and Students, for making Teachers’ Appreciation Week SO SPECIAL.  Thank you for the wonderful classroom door decorations, the beautiful flowers, the delicious luncheon, the hilarious and precious video of our students, the stunning bouquet, the very generous Amazon gift card, and the superb decor in the library.  Thank you to all the Sixth Grade parents and Mr. Lehmunn, who gave their time to allow the teachers to attend the luncheon.  The amount of time, planning, energy, and love that you expressed is astounding!  You are a very unique and incredible group of parents and students.  MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS! ❤ ❤ ❤

CONGRATULATIONS to Chiara Evers and Elara Kerwin on being chosen for “Students of the Month.” Chiara and Elara, you have worked very hard this school year and you have achieved much.  I am extremely proud of you both. ❤ ❤

CONGRATULATIONS to Leela Walker on being chosen for “Student of the Year.”  Leela is a great role model for her peers, and I am extremely proud of her. ❤

BRAVO! BRAVO! Thank you to my Sixth Graders for your WONDERFUL performance, at the Assembly, on Friday. You were AMAZING!  BRAVO! BRAVO! THANK YOU to Ms. Deb’bora and Ms. Regan for doing such a TREMENDOUS JOB in rehearsing the performance with our Sixth Graders.  ❤ ❤

This coming week in literature, my Sixth Graders will commence reading The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  They will learn the format of how to write a persuasive essay, which is their last writing assignment, this school year.  They will also review the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis with respect to Tunes For Bears To Dance To: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will continue with the A.X.I.S. Method of literature analysis.  They will work on their grammar and punctuation/editing workbooks.  In addition to this, my Sixth Graders will continue to watch The Secret Garden, for Literature on DVD.

Reminders:

  • We look forward to seeing our mothers for a Mothers’ Day luncheon, on Friday, May 11.
  • The performances of Willy Wonka, which will take place on Friday evenings, June 1 and June 8, at 7:00p.m.  There will be two performances on Saturdays, June 2 and June 9 at 2:00p.m. and 7:00p.m., at Palomar Community College Theater, in San Marcos.  It is an AMAZING SHOW!  Our E.C.D.S. students have worked extremely hard and are INCREDIBLE!  Please order your tickets online. Thank you!
  • Group 2’s Wordly Wise homework will be due on Tuesday, and Group 1’s Wordly Wise homework will be due on Wednesday. Please remember the switch that we made in class, last week.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 15, in Wordly Wise, for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and May 9 respectively.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 15 of Wordly Wise.
  • Work on the rewrites and illustrations of your Children’s Books.  They are due on Friday, June 11, for those who have received their corrections.

 The love of one’s environment is the secret  social evolution.

~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | May 5, 2018

Thank You, E.C.D.S. Parents and Students!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to Patty Davidowski and her PAC TEAM, to Anne Morasco, and all the E.C.D.S. Parents and Students, for making Teachers’ Appreciation Week SO SPECIAL.  Thank you for the wonderful classroom door decorations, the beautiful flowers, the delicious luncheon, the hilarious and precious video, the stunning bouquet, the super bag, the very generous Amazon gift card, and the superb decor in the library.  The time, planning, energy, and love that you expressed is astounding!  You are a very unique and incredible group of parents and students!  MANY,MANY, MANY THANKS! ❤ ❤ ❤

CONGRATULATIONS to Levi Glazer on being chosen for “Student of the Month.”  Levi, you have worked hard and achieved much during this school year.  I am so proud of you! ❤

CONGRATULATIONS to Leela Walker on being chosen for “Student of the Year.”  Leela, you are a great role model for your peers, and I am extremely proud of you! ❤

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue to read Greek Gods and Heroes.   They will also review the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to Inside the Walls of Troy: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone), and they will continue with the A.X.I.S. Method of Analysis.  They will work on their grammar and punctuation/editing workbooks.  They will review the format for Cornell Note Taking, and learn how to structure a persuasive essay.  In addition to this, they will commence watching Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Seventh Graders will continue with rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Monday, June 4, at 1:00p.m., in the Amphitheater.

Reminders:

  • We look forward to seeing our mothers for a Mothers’ Day luncheon, on Friday, May 11.
  • The performances of Willy Wonka, will take place on Friday evenings, June 1 and June 8, at 7:00p.m.  There will be two performances on Saturdays, June 2 and June 9, at Palomar Community College Theater, in San Marcos.  It is an AMAZING SHOW!  Our E.C.D.S. students have worked extremely hard and are INCREDIBLE! Please order your tickets online.
  • The performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will take place on Monday, June 4, at 1:00p.m., in the Amphitheater.  Please mark your calendars.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 18, in Wordly Wise, for Thursday, May 10.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 18 of Wordly Wise for Thursday.
  • Work on your Persuasive essays.

 The love of one’s environment is the secret of social evolution.

~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | May 5, 2018

Thank You, E.C.D.S. Parents and Students!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to Patty Davidowski and her PAC TEAM, to Anne Morasco, and to all the E.C.D.S. Parents and Students, for making Teachers’ Appreciation Week SO SPECIAL. Thank you for the wonderful classroom door decorations, the beautiful flowers, the delicious luncheon, the hilarious and precious video, the stunning bouquet, the super bag, the very generous Amazon gift card, and the superb decor in the library.  The time, planning, energy, and love that you expressed  is astounding!  You are a unique and incredible group of parents and students.  MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS! ❤ ❤ ❤

CONGRATULATIONS to Leela Walker on being chosen for “Student of the Year.” Leela, you are a great role-model for your peers, and I am extremely proud of you! ❤

CONGRATULATIONS to Wesley Adickes on being chosen for “Student of the Month.” Wesley, you have worked hard and achieved much this year.  I am so very proud of you! ❤

This coming week in literature, my Eighth Graders will examine and analyze The Odyssey by Homer, as they finished reading it last week.  They have now read one of the most important books and the first adventure story written and translated into English literature.  Yahoo! They will continue to practice the analysis of literature and how to apply the A.X.I.S. Method and C. (Claim), R. (Reference), and C. (Commentary), with respect to The Odyssey.  They will review the S.I.F.T. Method of literature analysis for The Odyssey: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  In addition to this, they will learn how to write a persuasive speech, and review Cornell Notes.  They will finish watching The Odyssey, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Eighth Graders will continue with rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, at 1:00p.m., in the Amphitheater. Please mark your calendars.

Reminders:

  • We look forward to seeing our mothers for a Mothers’ Day luncheon, on Friday, May 11.
  • The performances of Willy Wonka, which will tale place on Friday evenings, June 1 and June 8, at 7:00p.m.  There will be two performances on Saturdays, June 2 and June 9, at Palomar Community College Theater, in San Marcos.  It is an AMAZING SHOW!  Our E.C.D.S. students have worked extremely hard and are INCREDIBLE!  Please order your tickets online.
  • The Eighth Grade performance of Romeo and Juliet, will take place on Tuesday, June 5, at 1:00p.m., in the Amphitheater.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for Romeo and Juliet.
  • Study for the Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 16, of Wordly Wise, For Monday, May 7.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 16 of Wordly Wise.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD in Lesson 16.
  • Finish writing The Constitution in your own words for Friday, May 11.
  • Decide on the topic of your Persuasive Speech.

 The love of one’s environment is the secret of social evolution.

~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | April 27, 2018

Happy May Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

I cannot believe that we are almost into the month of May.  This school year has flown by so fast.  There is still much to cover academically, as we head towards the summer. 🙂

This coming week in literature, my Sixth Graders will finish reading War Horse, which they have enjoyed.  They will continue to use the A.X.I.S. Method of literature analysis, with respect to War Horse.  They will review how to write a persuasive essay, which is their next writing assignment.  They will work on their grammar and punctuation/editing workbooks, and review the parts of speech.  They will continue to watch The Secret  Garden, which they are enjoying, for Literature on DVD.

Reminder:

  • The Monthly Assembly will take place on Friday, May 4.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 14 in Wordly Wise, for Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 14 of Wordly Wise.
  • Work on the rewrites and illustrations of your “Children’s Books,” if you have received your corrections.

The first duty of educators is to stir up interest in their students, and leave it free to develop. ~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.  Happy May Day, on Tuesday!

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

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