Posted by: aoifelove | April 18, 2015

Interim Reports!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to Fr. David Gaa, Kathleen Flanagan (C.O.O.), Mrs. Wanda King, the Governing Board members, and the parents and teachers who attended the Town Hall meeting on Thursday evening.  It was a very uplifting meeting, and I was truly impressed by all of the Governing Board members.  It is exciting to hear that O.M.M.S. is moving forward in a very positive direction.

This past week in literature, the Eighth Graders finished reading The Odyssey.  This week, they will discuss and take notes regarding The Odyssey, and they will watch a movie of it, which will bring the book to life.  In addition to this, they will continue to work on writing The Constitution in their own words. Then, they will work in their classroom workbooks.  The next writing assignment is “Write a Speech.”  This week, we will begin the study of how to write a speech, in preparation for Speech Night, in May, as I had to postpone this activity last week, due to absentees.

This week in history, my Eighth Graders will prepare for their next History Test.  In addition to this, they will watch history documentaries about The American Revolution.

This week, Family Life will address controversial issues in society.

Reminder:

The Interim Reports were mailed from the office on Thursday, April 16.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test in Lesson 17 of Wordly Wise, for Friday, April 24.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 17 of Wordly Wise.
  • Study the SAT spelling and vocabulary, for Friday.
  • Write the history questions and answers from Chapter 6, into your history notebooks for Friday.
  • Start the first draft of your speech.

The child, in fact, once he feels sure of himself, will no longer seek approval of authority at every step.  ~ Maria Montessori

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

Cheers,

Miss Susan

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