Posted by: aoifelove | December 13, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

‘Tis the season to be jolly!  Fa! La! La! La! La!…La! La! La! La!

There is much excitement in the air, as we approach our Christmas vacation, especially, as our performance of  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens will take place on Monday evening, December 15.

This past week in Language Arts, the Sixth Graders rehearsed every day for A Christmas Carol.  Rehearsals went very well, so you are in for a Christmas big treat on Monday night.  I am so very proud of my Sixth Graders. We had fun during rehearsals!  THANK YOU to all the parents and grandparents who washed costumes for the play.  In case you didn’t read last week’s blog, the following information about the play performance should be helpful:

  • The play will begin at 6:30p.m., in the St. Francis Hall.
  • Please bring your child to the hall between 6:00p.m. and 6:15p.m.
  • Your child should arrive in full make-up and in his/her basic costume.
  • All costume accessories will be on the stage and ready upon arrival.
  • Please bring a change of clothes for your child, as all costumes must be returned to me after the performance.
  • Makeup for girls: Dark foundation, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, and red or deep pink lipstick.
  • Makeup for boys: Dark foundation, eyeliner, and deep pink lipstick.  Makeup is not mandatory for the boys.
  • Girls with long hair: Hair should be pulled up at the sides and long in the back.  No hair is to hang in front of the face or to cover the eyes, please.
  • Hot chocolate and cookies will be served to the actors and actresses AFTER the play.
  • Please do not allow your child to run around the hall before the play, as his/her makeup will run.

This coming week, we will continue to read in Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.  For Literature on DVD, we will start Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  We will continue work in their grammar workbook and journals.  Therefore, there will be no Wordly Wise homework this week, as I would like to focus on the class work that we missed the week of our rehearsals for A Christmas Carol.  Wordly Wise homework will resume after Christmas.

This coming week in history, we will continue our study of Ancient Egypt.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Please turn in any rewrites or illustrations that are past due.


Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home.

~ Charles Dickens

I wish you all  a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Here’s to another fun-filled year of working with your very lovable children.  Have a GRAND week ahead.

Love and hugs,

Miss Susan