Posted by: aoifelove | October 4, 2013

Happy St. Francis’ Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

The Sixth Graders continue to settle into Middle School, and each week, they are exposed to something new and different,  This past week, we started our poetry unit with “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes.  We have read and analyzed Part 1.  This coming week, we will read and analyze Part 2.  In addition to this, we are almost finished reading Skellig by David Almond.  Our classroom workbooks cover grammar, punctuation, and analogies.  All the fables have been corrected and returned to the Sixth Graders for rewrites, except for four.  Those students will receive their corrected fables on Monday.

The Sixth Graders did a GREAT JOB on their first History Test on Thursday.  79% of the class scored A’s and high B’s.  Yahoo!  I am so very proud of my Sixth Graders! Those students who did not score well, will have an opportunity to retake the test on Monday.  Please encourage your child to study for the retake test.  This week in history we will read Chapter 2, which focuses on the beginning of early civilizations.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 4 in Wordly Wise on Wednesday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 4 of Wordly Wise.
  • Rewrites if the “Fables” are due on Wednesday, with a colored illustration.

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

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


Miss Susan