Posted by: aoifelove | November 22, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all our parents who drove for the field trip to the Star Theater on Wednesday.  I truly appreciate your time and participation.  Our students thoroughly enjoyed the show.  Congratulations to Jenna and Lauren Bell, who gave GREAT performances!  Well done! I am so proud of you!

This past week in literature, the Sixth Graders read about “The Birth of Hermes,” Orpheus,” and “Deucalion’s Flood.”  After the Thanksgiving holiday, we will continue our reading of Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.

The Sixth Graders are doing an excellent job on their weekly spelling and vocabulary test, and on the Wordly Wise homework.  I am very pleased with their progress and their high grade scores.  Keep up the great work!

The Sixth Graders took their first Literary Terms Test (Part 1) last Monday.  The students who studied for the test scored extremely high grades.  Excellent job!   These students will take Part 2 of the test on Monday, November 25, while the rest of the class will have an opportunity to retake Part 1.  As I mentioned during Orientation Night last September, the first Literary Terms Test is usually hard, as the Sixth Graders are only in the early stage of training their memories.  Please do not worry, if your child did not do well on the test, as most of the students admitted that they didn’t study for the test.  This is a learning process for them, they now know that they must study the literary terms, if they want to score high on the next test.  Please encourage your child to study for the test.  Thank you.

This week in history, we read about “The Nile River Valley” and “Egypt Under the Pharaohs.”  This coming week, we will read about “Egypt and Nubia.”

The Sixth Graders are having fun rehearsing for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  This week, we blocked several scenesIf possible, I would like someone to videotape the play on Monday, December 9, so if you know anybody in this field, please contact me.  Thank you.

There is no Wordly Wise homework for Thanksgiving week. However, if time permits, I would like my Sixth Graders to study their cues and lines for A Christmas Carol, as we only have one week to rehearse after Thanksgiving.  Thank you.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~ John F. Kennedy

Dear Parents, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the gift of your children every day.  They bring joy to my world, and they are a credit to you.  I truly love them!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  ENJOY!  RELAX!  HAVE FUN!

Cheers,

Miss Susan

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