Posted by: aoifelove | November 3, 2013

Sock Hop on Friday!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all the parents who attended our Parent/Teacher conferences last Monday and Friday.  It was lovely to meet and chat with you all about your children’s academic and social progress.  We had an amazing turnout; thirty-six out of forty families attended.  Yahoo!

Last week in literature, the Seventh Graders commenced reading Inside the Walls of Troy by Clarence McLaren, and they appear to be enjoying it immensely.  It is the story of the Trojan War, which is told from two points of view, i.e. Helen of Sparta and Princess Cassandra of Troy.  In addition to this, the Seventh Graders returned to their study of “Literary Terms.”  They will have a Literary Terms Test on Wednesday, November 6.  Please encourage your child to study for this test.  Many thanks!

The Seventh Graders did a great job on their Heroic Poems, I was very pleased with their work.  The next writing assignment is “Write a Screenplay.”  Last week, they learned about camera angles, locations, special effects, story boards, casting, and directors.  This week, we will focus on how to write the script itself (format), transportation, props, music, lighting, and wardrobe.

This week in history, the Seventh Graders will continue to learn about the Middle Ages from the book, Medieval Chronicles.  In addition to this, they will prepare for their next History Test, which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13.  I will distribute the guidelines on Monday.  They should have written up the history definitions from Chapter 16 by now.  Please encourage your child to study for this test.  Thank you.

Reminder: The PTG will host a Sock Hop in the McKeon Center on Friday, November 8.   All are welcome to attend. 

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Study for the Literary Terms Test on Wednesday, November 6.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 9 in Wordly Wise on Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 9 of Wordly Wise.
  • Rewrites and illustrations of Heroic Poems are due on Thursday.
  • Start to write the plot for your screenplay.
  • Study the history definitions for the History Test on Wednesday, November 13.

Kindness is the language which the deaf hear and the blind can see.

~ Mark Twain

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


Miss Susan