Posted by: aoifelove | January 11, 2015

Great Trip To The Getty!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all our parents who drove and chaperoned on the field trip to the Getty Center Museum, last Tuesday.  THANK YOU to Michelle and Raphael Acosta, Karen McKinsey, Riz Bugawan, Carmela Escobar, Jane Morse, Laura Visco, Demet Yelder, Bob Brown, Guadalupe Fanning, and Sandy Young.  It was a great experience for our students, despite the long drive.  Hopefully, they will look at art in a different way now.  They had interesting workshops, saw works of art worth millions of dollars, great photography, beautiful gardens, and amazing views of Los Angeles.  Most of our Middle School students told me that they want to return to the Getty Center Museum.  I distributed free parking tickets to them, which expire on June 30, 2015.  I am so proud of all our Middle School students, their behavior on this field trip was outstanding!  A good time was had by all!  Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Last Monday, the Sixth Graders prepared for our field trip to The Getty Center, with an introduction to the history and appreciation of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.  In addition to this, I showed them the Orientation video for The Getty Center.  Then, they watched a video about an 18th century piece of French furniture, a Mechanical Table, with its many hidden compartments.  Fascinating!

This week in literature, the Sixth Graders will continue to read Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Nye.  In class, they will focus on analogies, grammar, and writing. Last week, we didn’t have time to start the process of writing a stage play, because of our field trip.  Therefore, we will start it this week and write a stage play about the dangers of drug use, in preparation for their next writing assignment, “Write a Stage Play.”

This week in history, the Sixth Graders will finish the last section of Chapter 4, about Ancient Egypt.  In addition to this, they will watch short documentaries about Ancient Egypt, one which includes “How to Make a Mummy.”

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Think about your plot/story for your Stage Play.
  • Spelling/vocabulary of Lesson 10 in Wordly Wise for Wednesday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 10 of Wordly Wise for Wednesday.
  • Study your history definitions from Chapter 4.

REMINDER: On Wednesday, I will send home large envelopes of all the work to date, from the Sixth Graders’ files.  Please sign the envelope, to assure me that you have received the work, and return it to me on Thursday. MANY THANKS!

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~ Aristotle

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan