Posted by: aoifelove | March 1, 2013

Science Invention/Art Fair Week!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

It is hard to believe that we are already into March!  Time flies when you’re having fun!  Hee!  Hee!

We finished reading our book Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Nye, but we are not finished with our study of mythology.  I will continue to read mythological stories (from various cultures) to your child throughout the school year.  We are still waiting on our next book, The Tempest by William Shakespeare, from Barnes and Noble.  Apparently, the books have to come from New York.  While we wait for the books to arrive, we will keep busy with our poetry study of William Wordsworth.  This week, we will read and analyze his poem, “Upon Westminster Bridge.”  I will also continue to read children’s books aloud, in preparation of the next project, “Write A Children’s Book.”  Your child should be working on this project for thirty minutes every night.  The due date is March 28.

This week, the cursive books will go home as homework.  Two pages per night will be required of you child.  I am happy to report that my students’ cursive has already improved since the implementation of these cursive books.  Yahoo! I am not crazy! Cursive writing is a skill worth practicing and saving!

There is a History Test of Chapter 7 (Hinduism) on Tuesday, March 5.  Please encourage your child to study his/her notes and definitions for this test, as it will develop your child’s memory skills and self-esteem, if he/she scores high on the test.  Thank you!

Unfortunately, last week, we did not have time to explore Hinduism on the Smart Board.  Therefore, we will do so this week.  We are already into Chapter 8 of the history book, which focuses on Buddhism.  This week, we will finish reading  Chapter 8 of the history book.

Reminder: The Science Invention/Art Fair is on Thursday night, March 7, in the McKeon Center, at 6:30p.m.  See you there!

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the History Test of Chapter 7, on Tuesday, March 5.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 17 in Wordly Wise, on Wednesday.
  • Write fifteen sentences using the vocabulary from Lesson 17.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 17 of Wordly Wise.
  • Some rewrites of the Stage Plays are due this week.
  • Work on the plot and writing of the “Children’s Book.”
  • Two pages of cursive per night in the Cursive Book.

Praise youth and it will prosper. ~ Irish Proverb

Enjoy your weekend and have a GRAND week ahead.


Miss Susan