Posted by: aoifelove | January 19, 2013

Dear Sixth Grade Parents,

I hope that you all are enjoying Martin Luther King, Jr.’s three-day weekend.

This week, in Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves, we will read “The Labors of Heracles.”  This past week, the Sixth Graders started to work in their cursive books, and they appeared to enjoy it.  They will continue to work on their cursive skills in class until the end of January, and then, it will become homework (one page per night), as they will need the class time to finish their curriculum by June, 2013.  There will be a Literary Terms Test on Tuesday, January 29, so, during this past week, we commenced our review for it.

There will be a History Test of Chapter 5 on Tuesday, January 22.  Please encourage your child to study for this test.  Many thanks!  Next week in history, we will finish reading the last section of Chapter 6, which focuses on India’s Vedic Age.  The questions for the next test will be distributed on Thursday, January 24.

Reminder: The Middle School Dance is on Friday, January 25.  It will be held in The McKeon Center, and will start at 6:30p.m. and end at 9:30p.m.  Thank you to Ami Small’s mother who has agreed to be the D.J. for the dance.  Great!  Thank you to all the parents who have offered to chaperone.  Thank you also to Paul Friedman who has agreed to run a Photo Booth for the students.  Thank you also to Michelle McGowan who will assist Paul with this booth.  The theme for the dance is “Galaxy.”  Admission is $5, and each student is asked to bring one item, for the Refreshment Booth.  Many thanks!

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Study for the History Test of Chapter 5 on Tuesday, January 22.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 12 in Wordly Wise on Wednesday.
  • Write fifteen sentences; one for each vocabulary word.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 12 of Wordly Wise.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD in Lesson 12.
  • Work on the Stage Play that is due on January 31.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance,

and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


Miss Susan