Posted by: aoifelove | October 25, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

Thankfully, the ITBS Testing is finished, and the Eighth Graders have survived in tact.  Well done, Eighth Graders!

This coming week, my Eighth Graders will discuss and analyze the characters, themes, and plot of Orwell’s Animal Farm, in preparation for their next writing assignment, “What I Learned By Reading Animal Farm.”   In addition to this, we will return to the study of Literary Terms, along with our classroom workbooks.

This past week in writing, my Eighth Graders started to write their novellas.  They have received their guidelines and are off to a great start.  This will be an ongoing writing project until April, 2015.  They will be doing this work on their laptops or on the classroom computers.

Last week in history, we commenced the reading of Chapter 3, which focuses on “Creating the Constitution.”  This week, we will finish reading the chapter, and prepare for the next History Test.

This week in religion, we covered some very HEAVY DEFINITIONS regarding the Sixth Commandment.  This week, we will continue an in-depth study of the Seventh and Eighth Commandments.

Reminders: 1. The Parent /Teacher conferences are on Monday, October 27 and on Friday, November 7, in Room 218.  I look forward to seeing you then. 

2. No school on Monday, October 27,  for our beloved students.

3. We will have a celebration of Halloween on Friday, October 31, after the Harvest Hoe Down.  All students are welcome to bring a treat for this celebration.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Rewrites of Episode V of Pride and Prejudice are due on Tuesday.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 7 in Wordly Wise on Friday.
  • Study the SAT words for Friday.
  • Complete all the exercises and in Lesson 7 of Wordly Wise.
  • Rewrites of Episode VI of Pride and Prejudice are due on Friday.
  • Write up the history definitions of Chapter 3 into the history notebooks.

Children have more need of models than of critics.  ~ Joseph Joubert

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan