Posted by: aoifelove | February 7, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

As you already know, next Saturday is St. Valentine’s Day, so, Happy St. Valentine’s Day!  I hope that you all have a wonderful day with your spouses, partners, and beloved children.  The remains of St. Valentine, the patron saint of love, lie in Whitefriar Street Church, in Dublin, Ireland.

This week in literature, the Seventh Graders will finish Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren.  They will also read and analyze “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, which we didn’t have time for last week.  I will show them a video of the actual battle on the Smart Board, which will truly bring the poem to life.  In addition to this, they will read a detailed biography of Alfred Lord Tennyson.   I am delighted with the Seventh Graders’ Magazine Projects, which are very creative.  Great job, Seventh Graders!  The next writing assignment will be a reaction paper based on Inside the Walls of Troy.  I will distribute the guidelines for this assignment this coming week.  There is a Literary Terms Test on Wednesday, February 11.  Please encourage your child to study for this test.  Thank you.

Last week in history, most of the Seventh Graders scored high on their History Test.  Great job, Seventh Graders!  However, a few failed the test because they admitted that they did not study for it.  I have sent home those tests for a “Parent’s Signature.”  Please sign and return the test to me on Monday.  Thank you.   February is “Black History Month,” therefore, this week in history, my Seventh will watch a biography of the life of Rosa Parks, whose brave action on a Montgomery bus, gave rise to The Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 12 in Wordly Wise for Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 12 of Wordly Wise.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD in Lesson 12 of Wordly Wise.
  • Write up the history definitions and questions and answers for Chapter 19.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.  ~ Lao Tzu

Dear Parents,

I love your children deeply.  They brighten my life every day with their happiness, laughter, and great sense of humor.  Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan