Posted by: aoifelove | February 18, 2019

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

Last week in Literature, my Sixth Graders continued reading The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which they are enjoying immensely.  They finished their Stage Plays. They also worked in their grammar and punctuation workbooks.  In addition to this, they returned to their study of Literary Devices.  They also watched the next installment of Jane Eyre.

This week in Literature, my Sixth Graders will continue to read The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  They will write a S.I.F.T. based on The Twelve Labors of Heracles.  In addition to this, they will learn how to write a Persuasive Essay.  They will also give presentations of their Poetry, to the class (this process will take two weeks, as only two or three students will read each day).  They will work on their grammar workbooks.  In addition to this, they will watch the next installment of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.  My Sixth Graders will have a Literary Devices Test on Friday, therefore, there will be no Wordly Wise homework, this week.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study the Literary Devices for the test on Friday (I am giving you extra time because of the short week).
  • Stage Plays are now past due, please submit, if you haven’t done so already.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. ~ John Quincy Adams

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Fondly,

Miss Susan 🙂

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Posted by: aoifelove | February 18, 2019

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to Maria Ardantz and Brittany Burnett, and all my Seventh Graders, for the beautiful flower arrangement and the lovely bouquet of flowers, that you gave to me on Thursday, for Valentine’s Day.  They both lifted my spirits and warmed my heart.  MANY, MANY THANKS! ❤ ❤

Last week in Literature, my Seventh Graders finished reading The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.   They reviewed Literary Devices, in preparation for the test, last Thursday.   They worked on their grammar and punctuation workbooks.  They also watched the next installment of The Importance of Being Earnest, which they are enjoying immensely.

This week in Literature, I will read an introduction to A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, in preparation for our reading of the play.  My Eighth Graders will analyze and take notes about The Importance of Being Earnest.  They will finish their study of Inside the Walls of Troy.  I will distribute the next writing assignment on Tuesday.  In addition to this, they will watch the next installment of The Importance of Being Earnest, on DVD. I am happy to report that 80% of my Seventh Graders scored A+’s on the Literary Devices Test.  Well done, Seventh Graders! 🙂

Last week in History Class, we continued our study of Black History, and watched a few short documentaries.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the spelling /vocabulary test of Lesson 12, in Wordly Wise, on Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 12 of Wordly Wise.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD at the end of Lesson 12 of Wordly Wise.
  • Screenplays are now past due.  Please submit, if you haven’t done so already.
  • Some students need to turn in their History Papers that were due on Friday, February 8.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. ~ John Quincy Adams

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Fondly,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | February 18, 2019

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

Last week in Literature, my Eighth Graders commenced reading Night by Elie Wiesel.  They  continued to work on their Career Projects.  They studied Literary Devices and also worked on their grammar and punctuation workbooks.  They watched the next installment of The Odyssey, for Literature on DVD.

This week in literature, my Eighth Graders will continue to read Night by Elie Wiesel.  They will also continue to work on the analysis of The Odyssey, for one more week.  They will review Literary Devices for the upcoming test.  Therefore, there is no Wordly Wise homework this week.  In addition to this, they will work on punctuation and grammar.  They will also watch the next installment of The Odyssey.

Last week in History Class, my Eighth Graders continued with our study of Black History, in the United States.  In addition to this, they worked on writing The Constitution, in their own words.

This week in history, my Eighth Graders will continue with Black History, in the United States.  They will continue to write The Constitution, in their own words.  They will also watch short documentaries about The Constitution.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study the Literary Devices for the test on Friday.
  • Research and write up Career 3 for the Career Project, for Friday, February 22.
  • Start your interviews for the Career Project.

FYI to Parents:

The room arrangements have been made for our Washington trip, in April.  We will be staying at two hotels, during the trip.  I will arrange a meeting with you all, closer to the date of departure.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. ~ John Quincy Adams

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Fondly,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | February 9, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

Last week in literature, I finished reading the introductory book of The Tempest.  Then, my Sixth Graders and I went down to the library to check-out The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  This is a great play for an introduction to Shakespeare, as the characters are: two dukes, a magician, a monster, a king, a prince, a duchess, a woodland fairy, a jester, a drunkard, harpies, and servants.  Thus, we began our first reading of the great writer, William Shakespeare.  In addition to this, my Sixth Graders returned to their study of Literary Devices.  They also worked on the grammar and punctuation workbooks.  Some students who are finished writing their Stage Plays wrote a S.I.F.T. about Greek Gods and Heroes, while the rest of the class worked on writing their Stage Plays.  They worked on their grammar and punctuation workbooks.  On Friday, my Sixth Graders watched the next installment of Jane Eyre.

This week in Literature, my Sixth Graders will continue reading The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which they are enjoying.  They will put the finishing touches on their Stage Plays.  They will have Wordly Wise homework on Wednesday this week, in order to get their books back to them before the four-day weekend.  In addition to this, they will continue their study of Literary Devices.  They will also watch the next installment of Jane Eyre.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study the spelling/vocabulary words in Lesson 13 of Wordly Wise, for the test on Wednesday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 13 of Wordly Wise, for Wednesday.
  • Work on your Stage Play, which is due on Thursday, February 14.

Reminders:

  • The Cake Walk will take place on Tuesday, February 12.
  • Valentine’s celebrations lunch will be on Thursday, February 13.
  • Presidents’ Day celebrations will give us two days off school; Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18.

To do good, and to be good, is all we have to do. ~ John Adams

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.  Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

Fondly,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | February 9, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

Last week in literature, my Seventh Graders continued to read The Importance of Being Earnest.  They worked on writing and editing their Screenplays.  They returned to their study of Literary Devices.  They worked on their grammar and punctuation workbooks. Then, they watched the first installment of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

This week in Literature, my Seventh Graders will finish reading The Importance of Being Earnest.  Then, they will begin the analysis of it.  They will review the Literary Devices in preparation for their test on Thursday.  They will return to their study of Poetry.  They will work on their grammar and punctuation workbooks.  They will watch the next installment of The Importance of Being Earnest.  There will be no Wordly Wise homework this week, due to the Literary Devices Test, on Thursday.

Last week in History, my Seventh Graders took a History Test on Chapter 5, about Medieval Japan.  The majority of them scored A+.  Well done, Seventh Graders!  Then, they continued note-taking for Chapter 6, about Medieval Europe.  They also began the study of the plight of African Americans for “Black History Month.”  They watched two short documentaries about Black History in the United States.

This week in History Class, we will continue our study of Black History, and watch short documentaries.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the Literary Devices Test, on Thursday, February 14.
  • Screenplays are due on Thursday, February 14.
  • Some students need to turn in their History Papers that were due on Friday, February 8.

Reminders:

  • Cake Walk will take place on Tuesday, February 12.
  • Valentine’s celebration lunch will be on Wednesday, February 13.   Many thanks to our wonderful PAC Team!
  • Presidents’ Day celebrations will give us two days off school; Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18.

To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do. ~ John Adams

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Fondly,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | February 9, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

Last week in Literature, my Eighth Graders continued their study of The Odyssey, and took notes.  They worked in their punctuation and editing workbook.  They wrote three questionnaires, for their interviews for the Career Project.

This week in Literature, my Eighth Graders will commence reading Night by Elie Wiesel.  Mr. Wiesel was awarded a Nobel Prize for Peace, for writing this incredible book.  They will continue to work on their Career Projects.  They will study Literary Devices and work on their grammar workbooks.  They will watch the next installment of The Odyssey, for Literature on DVD.

Last week in History Class, my Eighth Graders finished reading The Constitution. Great! They also gave their  their history presentations, which took from Monday to Thursday.  February is Black History Month, therefore, we began our study of Black History.

This week in History Class, we will continue with our study of Black History in the United States.  In addition to this, my Eighth Graders will work on writing The Constitution in their own words.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 12 in Wordly Wise, for Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 12 of Wordly Wise, for Thursday.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD at the end of Lesson 12.
  • Research and write up Career 3 for the Career Project, for Thursday, February 14 (I am giving you an extra day).

Reminders:

  • Cake Walk on Tuesday, February 12.
  • Valentine’s celebrations on Wednesday, February 13.
  • Presidents’ Day celebrations will give us two days off school; Friday, February 15, and Monday, February 18.

To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do. ~ John Adams

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Fondly,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | February 2, 2019

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS! To all our Sixth Grade Students who were awarded for the work you did for the Science Fair.  Incredible work, Sixth Graders!  I am so proud of you!  Congratulations to Ms. Lida, too!  Well done! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS! To the two Sixth Graders who made it to the E.C.D.S. Spelling Bee Final. Well done! The best of luck to our wonderful Eighth Grader, who will represent our school at the next level of the Spelling Bee. 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS! To our Sixth Grader who was recognized for Student of the Month.  It was well deserved.  Keep up the great work! 🙂

Last week in literature, my Sixth Graders listened to an introduction of The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which I read aloud to them, but I only read half of the book, due to absenteeism.  This reading is a preparation for our next book that we will read: The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  My Sixth Graders worked on writing their Stage Plays.  They also worked on their grammar workbooks.  In addition to this, they returned to Wordly Wise and a spelling/vocabulary test.  On Friday, they watched the next installment of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, on DVD.

This week in literature, I will finish reading the introductory book of The Tempest.  Then, my Sixth Graders and I will go down to the library and check-out The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  This is a great play for an introduction to Shakespeare, as the characters are: two dukes, a magician, a monster, a king, a prince, a duchess, a woodland fairy, a jester, a drunkard, harpies, and servants.  Thus, begins our first reading of the great writer William Shakespeare.  In addition to this, they will return to their study of Literary Devices.  They will also work on the grammar and punctuation workbooks.  They will write a S.I.F.T. about Greek Gods and Heroes.  On Friday, my Sixth Graders will watch the next installment of Jane Eyre.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study the spelling/vocabulary words in Lesson 12 of Wordly Wise, for the test on Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 12 of Wordly Wise, for Thursday.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD at the end of Lesson 12, for Thursday.
  • Work on your Stage Play, which is due on Thursday, February 14.

Reminders:

  • Valentine’s celebrations on Thursday, February 14.
  • Presidents’ Day celebrations will give us two days off school; Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18.

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

I hope you all have a great Super Bowl Sunday! May the best team win!  Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Fondly,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | February 2, 2019

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS! To all our Seventh Grade Students who were awarded for the work you did for the Science Fair.  Incredible work, Seventh Graders!  I am so proud of you!  Congratulations to Ms. Lida, too! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS! To all the Seventh Graders who participated in the Future Cities Contest.  Twelfth place!  Great job, Seventh Graders! Thank you, Mr. Sullivan! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS! To the Seventh Graders who made it to the E.C.D.S. Spelling Bee Final. Well done! The best of luck to our wonderful Eighth Grader, who will represent our school at the next level of the Spelling Bee. 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS! To our Seventh Grader who was recognized for Student of the Month.  It was well deserved.  Keep up the great work! 🙂

Last week in literature, my Seventh Graders continued reading The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.  They also worked on writing their Screenplays.  In addition to this, they worked on their grammar workbooks.  They watched the next installment of Helen of Troy, which brings to life, Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren.  They also returned to their weekly homework and spelling/vocabulary test in Wordly Wise.

This week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue to read The Importance of Being Earnest.  They will work on writing and editing their Screenplays.  They will return to their study of Literary Devices.  In addition to this, they will write a Two-Chunk Paragraph about Inside the Walls of Troy.  They will work on their grammar and punctuation workbooks. Then, they will watch the next installment of Helen of Troy. 

Last week in history class, my Seventh Graders continued to read Chapter 6, which focused on Medieval Times in Europe.  Then, they took notes.  They also worked on their next History Projects.  For fun, one of the three groups acted out the historical play, set in Rome, that they had collaborated in writing, back in October.

This week in history, my Seventh Graders will take a History Test on Chapter 5, about Medieval Japan.  Then, they will finish the notes for Chapter 6, about Medieval Europe, which will be divided into two separate tests later, due to its length.  In addition to this, a second group will act out their historical play, which is also set in Rome.  If time permits, they will watch short documentaries about Medieval Japan.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the History Test, on Monday, February 4.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 11 in Wordly Wise for Wednesday, February 6.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 11 of Wordly Wise, for Wednesday.
  • Work on your History Projects.

Reminders:

  • Valentine’s celebrations on Thursday, February 14.  Please turn in your orders for pizza by Friday, February 8.  Many thanks!
  • Presidents’ Day celebrations will give us two days off school; Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18.

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

I hope you all have a great Super Bowl Sunday! May the best team win!  Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Fondly,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | February 2, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

Last week in Literature, my Eighth Graders continued their study of The Odyssey, and took notes.  They worked in their punctuation and editing workbook.  They wrote three questionnaires, for their interviews for the Career Project.

This week in Literature, my Eighth Graders will commence reading Night by Elie Wiesel.  Mr. Wiesel was awarded a Nobel Prize for Peace, for writing this incredible book.  They will continue to work on their Career Projects.  They will study Literary Devices and work on their grammar workbooks.  They will watch the next installment of The Odyssey, for Literature on DVD.

Last week in History Class, my Eighth Graders finished reading The Constitution. Great! They also gave their  their history presentations, which took from Monday to Thursday.  February is Black History Month, therefore, we began our study of Black History.

This week in History Class, we will continue with our study of Black History in the United States.  In addition to this, my Eighth Graders will work on writing The Constitution in their own words.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 12 in Wordly Wise, for Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 12 of Wordly Wise, for Thursday.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD at the end of Lesson 12.
  • Research and write up Career 3 for the Career Project, for Thursday, February 14 (I am giving you an extra day).

Reminders:

  • Cake Walk on Tuesday, February 12.
  • Valentine’s celebrations on Wednesday, February 13.
  • Presidents’ Day celebrations will give us two days off school; Friday, February 15, and Monday, February 18.

To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do. ~ John Adams

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Fondly,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | January 21, 2019

Final Examinations Week!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS! To all our Sixth Grade Students on the wonderful work you did for the Science Fair, last Wednesday.  I was impressed by the high standards and your great presentations.  Well done, Sixth Graders!  I am so proud of you!  THANK YOU, to Ms. Lida, too!  Well done! 🙂

I hope that you all have enjoyed your day off school in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.  He was a remarkable man who did much fo Civil Rights and Liberties, in this great country.

Last week in literature, my Sixth Graders finished reading Greek Gods and Heroes. They continued to work on writing their Stage Plays.  They also worked on their grammar and punctuation workbooks. In addition to this, they finished watching Skellig on DVD.  They reviewed for the Final in English.  We will return to the Wordly Wise workbook after the Finals.

This week is a short academic week, only Tuesday.  My Sixth Graders will be given the Spelling Bee first, then, they will review for the Final in English.  The next book for reading is The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the Final in English.
  • Stage Plays are due on Thursday, January 31.

Reminders:

  • The monthly Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, January 22 (tomorrow).
  • The Middle School Spelling Bee will be given on Tuesday, January 22.
  • Finals will be given from Wednesday, January 23 to Friday, January 25.
  • A “Field Trip” is scheduled for the San Diego Zoo, following Finals, on Friday, January 25.  Departure from E.C.D.S. will be 10:30a.m. approx.
  • E.C.D.S. will host an Open House on Sunday, January 27, from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.  All are welcome to attend!

The time is always right to do what is right. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Fondly,

Miss Susan 🙂

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