Posted by: aoifelove | October 4, 2014

Happy St. Francis’ Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

HAPPY ST. FRANCIS’ DAY!  This morning, it was lovely to see so many of our students with their precious pets, at our annual St. Francis’ Day celebration.  THANK YOU to the PTG Board and to all the parents who were involved in making this celebration a very special day for all at OMMS.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who were elected to sit on the Student Council.  I look forward to working with you.

This week, the Sixth Graders will continue reading Skellig by David Almond.  In addition to this, we will continue to read and analyze “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes.  Our classroom workbooks cover grammar, punctuation, and analogies.  Great job in writing your fables, Sixth Graders!  This coming week, all the fables will be corrected and returned to the Sixth Graders for rewrites.

The Sixth Graders did a GREAT JOB on their first History Test on Thursday.  Most of the class scored A+’s/ A’s  and high B’s.  YAHOO!  I am so very proud of my Sixth Graders! Those students who scored C/C+ grades, will have an opportunity to retake the test on Thursday.  Please encourage your child to study for the retake test.  This week in history we will finish reading Chapter 2, which focuses on the beginning of early civilizations.

Please note: The curricula for Language Arts and Social Studies are extremely vast.  In addition to this, the Sixth Graders are about to start their rehearsals for the play, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Therefore, Miss Lida has kindly agreed to teach Religion to the Sixth Graders, as she has the time to fit it into her schedule.  Thank you, Miss Lida.  If you have any questions about this change, please contact me or Miss Lida.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 4 in Wordly Wise on Wednesday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 4 of Wordly Wise.
  • Write up the history definitions from Chapter 2, into your history notebook.

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, and the clarity and ruthlessness of their visions. ~ Aldous Huxley

Have a great weekend and a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan