Posted by: aoifelove | January 19, 2013

Dear Seventh Grade Parents,

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

This week, the Seventh Graders will continue to read Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren (we are almost finished).  This past week, they started their cursive books and appeared to enjoy working in them.  They will continue to work in them in class until the end of January, and then, cursive will become a nightly homework (one page).  There will be a Literary Terms Test on Wednesday, January 23, so please encourage your child to study for it.  Many thanks!

The Seventh Graders scored extremely high overall on their History Test last Wednesday.  I am so proud of them!  Well done!  Their memorization skills have improved dramatically.  This week we will finish reading the last section of Chapter 6, which focuses on “Storytelling and the Arts of West Africa.”  We watched a program on the Smart Board, which encompassed West African Culture and the Arts.

Reminder:  The Middle School Dance is on Friday, January 25, in The Martin McKeon Center.  It starts at 6:30p.m. and ends at 9:30p.m.  The theme is “Galaxy.”  Admission is $5.  Each child is asked to bring one item, for example, chips or cookies etc. for the Refreshment Booth.  Thank you to Ami Small’s mother who has agreed to be the D.J. for the dance.  Thank you to all the parents who have agreed to chaperone.  Thank you also to Paul Friedman and Michelle McGowan who will run a Photo Booth for the students.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Study for the Literary Terms Test on Wednesday, January 23.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 15 in Wordly Wise on Thursday.
  • Write fifteen sentences; one for each vocabulary word.
  • Complete all the sentences in Lesson 15 of Wordly Wise.

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