Posted by: aoifelove | November 1, 2014

Mrs. Bush’s Mass on Friday!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all the parents who attended our Parent/Teacher conferences last Monday.  It was lovely to meet and chat with you about your children’s academic and social progress.  We had an great turnout. Thank you!  We look forward to meeting with the rest of our parents for the second day of Parent/Teacher conferences on Friday afternoon, November 7, in Room 218.

This week in literature, the Sixth Graders will finish reading Skellig by David Almond.  Then, after an analysis of it, we will commence reading Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.  The Sixth Graders will be introduced to all the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, in Greece.  We will read about the power, bravery, mischief, greed, and trickery of the gods, goddesses, mortals, and monsters of Greek mythology.  In addition to this, they will commence the study of “Literary Terms,” and will continue the lesson on how to write a formal outline.

Many Sixth Graders still need to turn in the colored illustrations for their “Fables.”  In addition to this, some students need to turn in their “Spooky Stories, ” which were due on Friday and are now late.   The next writing assignment will be a formal outline of Skellig by David Almond.  I have already distributed the guidelines for this assignment.

The History Test results were disappointing, only 46% of the class scored in the A+/A/B+/B range.   Several of the Sixth Graders admitted that they did not study for the test, and some of them waited until the night before the test to study.  I have explained how to study for tests on numerous occasions during class.  Please encourage your child to study for the next test, so their overall score for History will not suffer.  This week in history we will review Chapter 3 of the history book, and then, watch a historical documentary on the Smart Board.

During drama class on Friday afternoon, the Sixth Graders rehearsed two more scenes of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  They did a great job!  Please remind them to study their cues and lines.  Thank you.

Reminder:  There will be a special Mass on Friday, November 7, to honor and celebrate our beloved and precious Mrs. Betty Bush.  It will take place in the chapel at 11:00A.M.  All are welcome to attend.

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 7 in Wordly Wise.
  • Complete the exercises in Lesson 7 of Wordly Wise.
  • Write up all the history definitions and questions into your history notebook.
  • Begin to study the history definitions.
  • Study the cues and lines of A Christmas Carol.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. 

~ Mark Twain

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan