Posted by: aoifelove | January 5, 2013


Dear Sixth Grade Parents,

Happy New Year!  I hope this new year will bring you all much love, happiness, laughter, success, and surprises.  I trust that you all had a relaxing and merry Christmas vacation with your families.  It is time to start a new year of education for your child.  I am looking forward to returning to O.M.M.S. on Monday, January 7, as we have a lot of new and exciting work to learn, ponder, explore, and discuss before June, 2013.

This week, the Sixth Graders will continue to read Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves, in which we will read the following myths: “The Birth of Hermes,”  “Orpheus,”  “Deucalion’s Flood,”  ” Orion,”  “Asclepius,”  “Melampus and Phylacus.”  In addition to this, they will continue their work in their grammar, note-taking, outlining, and analogies workbooks. We will also continue our study of Literary Terms and apply them to the literature that we will read in class. The “Stage Play” is due on Thursday, January 31, so they should be working on it every week of this month in order to meet the deadline (guidelines were distributed in December).

The majority of the Sixth Graders scored high on the History Test of Chapter 4.  Yahoo!  Well done! Keep up the great work! This week, we will prepare for the History Test of Chapter 5, which focuses on “The Ancient Hebrews and Judaism.”

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling and vocabulary test of Lesson 10 in Wordly Wise on Thursday, January 10.  I am giving an extra day to study for the test because of the Christmas vacation.  Thereafter, spelling and vocabulary tests will resume on Wednesdays.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 10 of Wordly Wise for Thursday.
  • Work on the “Stage Play” writing homework.  Due date is January 31.

Thank you all, once again, for my great gift of the iPad.  It is a lot of fun to explore and a wonderful educational tool for the classroom, too.  I will enjoy sharing it with my students.  Thank you also for the additional Christmas gifts and treats.  I truly appreciate your very generous hearts.  I hope that you have received my Thank You cards via your child on December 20.

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Have a GRAND week ahead!


Miss Susan