Posted by: aoifelove | December 1, 2013

A Christmas Carol!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

I trust that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends, and that you will enjoy what remains of this Thanksgiving weekend.  I wish  a safe trip home to all our families  who will have to brave heavy holiday traffic on Sunday.

Last week, I only had the Sixth Graders on Monday and Tuesday.  I am happy to report that the majority of the Sixth Graders scored A+’s on the Literary Terms Test last Monday.  Well done! I am so proud of you!

This coming week,  the focus for the Sixth Graders will be rehearsals for the play, A Christmas Carol.  However, on Tuesday and Thursday, they will keep up with their literature study before rehearsals, and read from Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Nye.

This week in history, the Sixth Graders will continue to read Chapter 4, which focuses on the history of Egypt.  They enjoy learning about Egypt, they love the stories I share with them about my time spent in Egypt, when President Sadat was in power.  They have so many questions, it’s fun!

Once again, there will be no Wordly Wise homework this week, as the Sixth Graders need to learn their cues and lines for A Christmas Carol.  I want them to feel confident in knowing their cues and lines, so they will enjoy their performance, on Monday evening, December 9.  They will be fitted for their costumes during the week, beginning on Monday.  The play will take place on the stage of the McKeon Center (now, St. Francis Hall), at 6:30 p.m.  Your child should  be at the center between 6:00p.m. and 6:15p.m. in full costume and makeup.  Girls may wear foundation, eye shadow, mascara, and lipstick.  Boys should wear a little foundation and lipstick, but it is not mandatory.  If you have any questions, please contact me during school hours. Thank you.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study your cues and lines for A Christmas Carol.
  • The due date for the “Analysis Outline of Skellig” is changed to Wednesday, December 11.
  • Write up history definitions from Chapter 4, into the history notebook.

Books are the bees that carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.  ~ James Russell Lowell

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


Miss Susan