Posted by: aoifelove | February 23, 2013

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

I hope that you all are enjoying this three-day-weekend.  This week in literature, we will examine and discuss the Trojan War.  In addition to this, we will continue our study of poetry.  Our next book is Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest, which is a comedy.  Last week, your child received the guidelines for his/her next writing assignment, “Design a Magazine.”  We discussed the guidelines in detail during class time.  We will continue to work in our grammar, journals, and comprehension workbooks.

I am sad to report that only 50% of the Seventh Graders scored very high on the History Test last Tuesday.  I am very proud of those who studied for the test!  Please encourage your child to study for his/her tests, as it would be a shame to ruin an overall high grade.  One low grade on a test doesn’t do too much damage to an overall high grade, but two low grades will reduce an overall grade by a full grade.  For example, an “A” will become a “B” etc.  There will be many more History Tests before the end of the school year, so there is time to repair any damage to one’s overall grade in history.  This week in history, we will finish Chapter 8, which focuses on the Inca Empire.  We will enhance this study by using the Smart Board to bring this study to life.

Reminder: There is a P.T.G. meeting in the McKeon Center on Thursday,

                                                           February 28, at 6:30p.m.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 19 in Wordly Wise on Thursday.
  • Write fifteen sentences using the vocabulary words from Lesson 19 in Wordly Wise.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 19 of Wordly Wise for Thursday.
  • Write up the history notes for Chapter 8 into the history notebooks.
  • Start work on the magazine project.

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.

~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

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

Sincerely,

Miss Susan

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