Posted by: aoifelove | January 17, 2014

Happy Martin Luther King’s Day!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

I hope that you all will enjoy this three-day weekend in honor of the great Martin Luther King Jr.

This week in literature, the Seventh Graders will finish reading Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren.  In addition to this, they will study Literary Terms, and discuss their next writing assignment, “Design a Magazine.”  This past week, they finished watching To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  They were horrified when Tom Robinson was found guilty.  Therefore, to offset this horror, I gave them their parts for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, which they will perform in June. They all appeared to be very happy with their parts.  Phew!

This past week in history, the Seventh started to read Chapter 19, which concentrates on The Age of Exploration.  This week, we will prepare for the History Test of Chapter 18, on Wednesday, January 22.  Please encourage your child to study for this test. Thank you.

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Study for the History Test of Chapter 18, on Wednesday.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 16 in Wordly Wise for Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 16 of Wordly Wise.
  • Work on your “Magazine Project.”

Reminders:

The Progress Reports will be mailed from the school office on Friday, January 24.

The Middle School Dance which was scheduled for Friday, January 24, has been rescheduled for Friday, March 28.  I will need about ten chaperons to help.  If you will be available to help on that date, please contact me.  Thank you.

Catholic Schools’ Week begins on Sunday, January 26, with Mass at 10:00 a.m. in the Serra Center.  We hope that you will join us for the celebration.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance, and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Have fun this weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Cheers,

Miss Susan

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