Posted by: aoifelove | October 13, 2013

ITBS Testing Week!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all the parents and students who attended our St. Francis Day/Horse Drop Picnic last Saturday.  It was a grand success!  A special THANK YOU to the Bugawan, Elder, Fidellow, McKinsey, Osorio, and Shebest families.  We truly appreciate your support for O.M.M.S.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and all present appeared to be enjoying themselves.  Such a wonderful variety of stunning animals!

The Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Monday, October 28, and on Friday, November 1.  You should have received a flyer about them this past week.  The “Sign-Up” sheets will be at the top of the stairs, on the right hand side, on Monday.  Thank you to those parents who have signed up already.  The conferences will be held in Room 218.  We look forward to meeting with you.

This past week, the Sixth Graders continued their study of narrative poetry.  We read and analyzed “Little Boy Blue” by Eugene Field.  We will read more narrative poems this week, before I assign a narrative poem for homework.  The next writing assignment is “Write a Spooky Story.” I distributed and discussed the guidelines for it last Tuesday.  This week, I will read several spooky stories aloud in class.   The majority of the Sixth Graders are scoring high on their weekly homework.  Keep up the great work, Sixth Graders!

We are almost finished reading Chapter 2 of our history books, which encompasses early agriculture, cities, civilizations, and the Maya civilization, in particular.  The next History Test is scheduled for Thursday, October 24.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 5 in Wordly Wise for Wednesday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 5 of Wordly Wise.
  • Write a “Spooky Story” typed and double -spaced for Wednesday.
  • Write up the history definitions from Chapter 2 of Ancient Civilizations.

Education happens when hope exceeds expectation.  ~ Andy Hargreaves

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan