Posted by: aoifelove | March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day for Sunday.  I hope that you will all take some time out for the wearing of the GREEN!

Our books are in at Barnes and Noble, and I will pick them up on Monday, when I receive a check from Mrs. King.  Commencing on Tuesday, the Seventh Graders will be reading the hilarious play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, in which he satirizes the English aristocracy.  His characters are Victorian snobs: arrogant,  formal, prim, and status-conscious.  It is also a play that is full of frivolity, confusion, and love.  My students will be required to read it aloud in an English haughty accent.  This past week, we read a brief biography of Oscar Wilde, and I also read aloud one of his children’s stories, The Nightingale and the Rose, in preparation for our study of Oscar Wilde.  We will discuss its meaning on Monday.

The cursive writing homework is working out great.  I believe that we are well on the way to saving the art of cursive writing.  Yahoo!  Please remind your child to work on his/her “Magazine Project,” which is due on March 28.  This week, we will continue our study of Literary Terms and general work in our classroom workbooks.

There is a History Test of Chapter 8, on Monday, March 18.  Please encourage your child to study his/her notes and definitions in preparation for this test.  Many thanks!  This week, we will review Chapter 9, which focuses on the Aztec Empire.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the History Test on Monday, March 18.
  • Two pages of cursive in the Cursive Book each night.
  • Study for the Review Test of the vocabulary in Lessons 3 and 4 of Wordly Wise. (I will assign the vocabulary on Monday as we ran out of time on Thursday).
  • Work on the “Magazine Project,” which is due on March 28.
  • Write up the history notes for Chapter 9, which will be distributed after the History Test on Monday.

May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go, and guide you in whatever you do…and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Enjoy your weekend and have a GRAND week ahead!


Miss Susan