Posted by: aoifelove | October 4, 2013

Happy St. Francis’ Day!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU very much to all the parents who donated to our St. Francis’ Day basket. I truly appreciate your generosity.  A special THANK YOU to Michelle Acosta and Jud Fidellow who took all the items and put them together to create a beautiful basket for the auction tomorrow.  THANK YOU also to Jud Fidellow and Karen McKinsey who share their precious horse with us for the Horse Drop Picnic every year.

Congratulations to my Eighth Graders who scored A/A+ and B/B+ on the Wordly Wise homework today. I knew you could do it!  Well done!

This coming week, we will finish reading Animal Farm by George Orwell.  We will watch Animal Farm on DVD at the end of our study.  The Eighth Graders continue to enjoy Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  There are two more episodes left in the series.

I am happy to report that 75% of the Eighth Graders scored A+’s and A’s on their History Test on Monday.  I am so proud of them!  Great job!  Those students who did not study for the test will have a retake on Monday.  This is the only history retake that will be offered this school year.  This week, we will finish Chapter 2 in history, which focuses on independence and the new nation.

This past week, we examined the fifth and sixth Commandments in our religion class. This week, we will focus on the seventh through tenth Commandments.

The following is the homework for this coming week;

  • Spelling/vocabulary of Lesson 5 in Wordly Wise for Friday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 5 of Wordly Wise.
  • Write a summary of Episode IV of Pride and Prejudice.
  • Write up all the history definitions into the history notebook.

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, and the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.  ~ Aldous Huxley

I look forward to seeing you at the St. Francis’ Day celebration and the Horse Drop Picnic tomorrow.  Have a great weekend and a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan