Posted by: aoifelove | September 27, 2014


Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who ran for the Student Council last Monday.  Your speeches were great!  I am so proud of you!  Well done!  The results of the election will be announced on Monday, September 29, during the school assembly in the Serra Center, at 1:45 p.m.

This past week, the Seventh Graders will finish reading Beowulf by Robert Nye.  Then, we will analyze and have discussions about our hero, Beowulf, and the monsters, Grendel and She.  The next writing assignment will be an outline of Beowulf.  Your child will receive an outline next week and will have to type his /her copy of it in a different font, in order to further learn and review the format of a formal outline.  I look forward to reading the “Myths and Legends” homework that my Seventh Graders will turn in on Tuesday.  The next book for reading will be Inside the Walls of Troy by Clarence McLaren.  It has been ordered from Barnes and Noble.  This past week, I added a comprehension workbook to our classroom work.

The first History Test was a GREAT SUCCESS for those students who studied.  Most of them scored A/A+’s.  YAHOO!  Great job, Seventh Graders!  This coming week in history, we will finish reading Chapter 2, which focuses on kings and nobles, and the religious crusades of the Middle Ages.  In order to enhance our study of the Middle Ages, I will read aloud Merlin, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Your “Myth or Legend” is due on Tuesday, September 30.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 3 in Wordly Wise on Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 3 of Wordly Wise.

One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.  ~ Aristotle

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


Miss Susan