Posted by: aoifelove | January 17, 2015

Happy Martin Luther King’s Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

I hope that you all will enjoy this three-day weekend, in honor of the great Martin Luther King Jr.

This week in literature, the Sixth Graders will continue to read Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves, which will include stories about: “Perseus,”  “The Hunt of the Calydonian Bear,” and ” The Beef-Eating Contest.”  In addition to this, they will start to watch Jason and the Argonauts, for Literature on DVD, as we have just finished reading the story in our Greek mythology book.  We will also write the first scene of a stage play in class, as we ran out of time for it last week. The play is about the dangers of drug use in high school, and the title of it is Just Say, No!

This past week in history, my Sixth Graders finished reading Chapter 4 about the history of Egypt.  They also watched several short documentaries about Egypt.  This week, we will read the first and second sections of Chapter 5, which focuses on Judaism.  In addition to this, we will review for the History Test (Part 1 – Sections 1-3) of Chapter 4, which will be given on Wednesday, January 28.  Please encourage your child to study for this test.  Many thanks!

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 11 in Wordly Wise for Wednesday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 11 of Wordly Wise.
  • Write up the history definitions, and the questions and answers, into your history book for Thursday, January 22.
  • Study for the History Test (Sections 1-3) of Chapter 4, on Wednesday, January 28.


1. The Progress Reports will be mailed from the office on Friday, January 23.

2. Catholic Schools’ Week begins on Sunday, January 25, with Mass at 10:00 a.m., in the Serra Center.  We hope that you will join us for the celebration.  We would like our students to wear their Mass uniforms.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance, and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Have fun this weekend and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan