Posted by: aoifelove | March 13, 2015

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS to all my Sixth Graders for turning in your “Stage Plays.”  I am so proud of you!  Well done!

Last week in literature, I read aloud the short story, “The Devoted Friend” by Oscar Wilde, and I was pleased that my Sixth Graders understood the many valuable lessons in its theme of friendship.  This coming week, I will read aloud The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  In addition to this, the Sixth Graders will focus on their in-class workbooks, i.e., grammar, punctuation, analogies, and journals.  This past week, they finished their first list of Literary Terms, so we will review them again this week, to make sure that they understand them, and know how to apply them.

This past week in history, my Sixth Graders watched a documentary about “The Untouchables,” the lowest rank in the social Caste System in India.  They were shocked by the injustice of the system.  They will watch more documentaries in order to bring the history of India to life.  The Sixth Graders will also prepare for the next History Test of Chapter 6, which will take place on Tuesday, March 31.  Please encourage your child to study for this test.  Thank you.


1. Maria Montessori/Shadow Day is on Friday, March 20.  I look forward to seeing you all, then.

2. Don’t forget to order your Yearbook 2015, in order to avoid disappointment.

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 15 of Wordly Wise.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 15 of Wordly Wise.
  • Study the history definitions in Chapter 6 of Ancient Civilizations, for the next History Test, on Tuesday, March 31.

The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us. ~ Hamerton

Enjoy your weekend and have a great week ahead.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Miss Susan