Posted by: aoifelove | January 5, 2013


Dear Seventh 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 merry Christmas 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.

Thank you to Mary Rudick and all the parents who helped her at the making of  the “Gingerbread Houses” on December 19.  It was a lot of fun!

This coming week, the Seventh Graders will continue to read Inside the Walls of Troy by Clarence McLaren.  In addition to this, they will work in their grammar workbooks, start a new comprehension workbook, and finish the punctuation workbook.  I am happy to report that the Seventh Graders  scored extremely high on the Literary Terms test that was given on December 18.  Well done!  Yahoo!  I am so proud of you!  Those who missed that test will take it on Wednesday, January 10.  This coming week, the class will also return to their study of Literary Terms.  The deadline for their “Screenplays” was December 20, and some students missed that deadline.  Therefore, those late screenplays are due on Monday, January 7, please.  The next writing assignment is “Design a Magazine.”  The guidelines will be distributed this coming week.

In our Social Studies class, the Seventh Graders will prepare for the Chapter 5 test, which focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana, and The Rise of Mali.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Late screenplays are due on Monday, January 7, please.
  • Spelling and vocabulary test of Lesson 13 in Wordly Wise on Thursday, January 11.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 13 of Wordly Wise for Thursday.

Thank you, once again, for the great gift of the iPad.  It is a lot of fun to explore and a wonderful educational tool, 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 that were given to 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