Posted by: aoifelove | September 14, 2013

Great Start!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents,

Your children are settling into their Middle School routine with ease and enthusiasm.  I am thrilled to inform you that the Sixth Graders scored very high on their spelling and vocabulary test on Wednesday.  I am so proud of them!  Keep up the great work, Sixth Graders!

This past week, we continued to read Skellig by David Almond, which my students are enjoying.  In addition to this, they have started to work in their grammar and analogy workbooks in class, and they are writing about themselves in their journals.  This coming week, I will continue to read fables to them, as we prepare for the first writing assignment, Write a Fable, which will be due on Wednesday, September 25.  Last week, I distributed the guidelines for this assignment, and I will discuss it in great detail this coming week.

In Chapter 1 of our history book, Ancient Civilizations, we will read about early man as hunters and gatherers.  A history test will be assigned upon completion of the chapter.  Then, your children will have a week to study the definitions and questions for the test.  This coming week, your children will learn about taking notes in their history notebooks for their history test.

The Sixth Graders had a blast during their first drama class on Friday.  They learned about expressing different emotions and gestures, using their faces, hands, and legs.  They also made up skits which were hilarious.  They will receive their scripts for A Christmas Carol during their next drama class.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling and vocabulary of Lesson 2 in Wordly Wise for Wednesday, September 18.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 2 of Wordly Wise for Wednesday.
  • Study the definitions words in the history notebooks for Chapter 1 of Ancient Civilizations, in preparation for the test.  This will be assigned on Monday, September 16.

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

~ William Butler Yeats (Irish poet)

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


Miss Susan