Posted by: aoifelove | October 17, 2014

ITBS Testing!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

The ITBS testing went well this week.  We should be finished with the testing on Monday.  Please ensure that your child is getting lots of sleep, and that he/she is eating a nourishing breakfast every morning, as this helps greatly with his/her concentration for the testing and his/her studies in general.  Many thanks!

This past week, our schedule was greatly impacted by the ITBS Tests, and we didn’t accomplish all that I had planned for the week.  This coming week in literature, we will finish reading Animal Farm by George Orwell.  Then, we will analyze and discuss it in detail.  On Friday, the Eighth Graders will watch the movie of Animal Farm, which will bring the book to life for them.  We are waiting on our order of Night by Elie Wiesel, therefore, we will commence reading (on the Smart Board) the epic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel T. Coleridge.  It is a wonderful poem about the sanctity of life.

I am happy to report that most of my Eighth Graders scored very high on the History Test on Thursday.  Yahoo!  Well done, Eighth Graders!  This coming week, we will commence Chapter 3, which focuses on “Creating The Constitution.”

We will continue to read about The Ten Commandments in detail, in our religious studies.  Then, we will read about the growth of the Church.

Reminder: Parent /Teacher conferences are on Monday, October 27, and on Friday, November 7.  Many parents still need to sign up for the conferences.  Thank you to all the parents who have signed-up.  I look forward to meeting with you.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Rewrites of Episode IV of Pride and Prejudice are due on Monday, October 20.
  • Summary of Episode VI of Pride and Prejudice is due on Monday.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 6 in Wordly Wise and six SAT words for Friday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 6 of Wordly Wise.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.  ~ James Baldwin

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan