Posted by: aoifelove | March 24, 2015

Science Inventions and Art Fair!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

I apologize for the delay in getting my blog out to you this week, but I spent twenty-three hours working on the Yearbook, this past weekend…and it is not finished yet.  However, it is looking good so far.

A big THANK YOU to all our parents, grandparents, and friends who attended Maria Montessori/Shadow Day on Friday.  Your teenagers truly love having you in the classroom with them.  Although forty minutes in each Middle School classroom is very short, and can only give you a glimpse into their daily work; I hope that you enjoyed their presentations.  Your attendance was very much appreciated.  Many thanks! CONGRATULATIONS to all my Eighth Graders who did an excellent job in giving your presentations.  I am so proud of you!

This week in literature, the Eighth Graders will continue to follow Odysseus in his attempt to take back his home and kingdom in Ithaca. In addition to this, they will start to write The Constitution in their own words.  There will be no Wordly Wise homework this week, as I want my Eighth Graders to study for their History Test, on Monday, March 30.

This week in history the Eighth Graders will prepare for the History Test on Monday, March 30.  Please encourage your teenager to study for this test.  Many thanks!  In addition to this, they will finish reading Chapter 6, which focuses on “Dealing With Other Nations” and “The Age of Jackson.”

This week in literature, my Eighth Graders will read about emotions:  “the good, the bad, and the ugly.”  They will also learn and discuss emotional and spiritual health.  In addition to this, they will rehearse for The Passion play, on Good Friday.


1. The Science Inventions and Art Fair will take place on Thursday, March 26, in the St. Francis Hall, at 6:00p.m.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for your History Test, on Monday, March 30.

The child can develop fully by means of experiences in his environment.  We call such experiences ‘work.’  ~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy your week.


Miss Susan