Posted by: aoifelove | April 25, 2015

Happy May Day!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

This week in literature, my Eighth Graders will continue to take notes regarding The Odyssey, and they will watch a movie of it, which will bring the book to life (I had to postpone the movie on Friday due to absentees).  In addition to this, they will continue to read Lord of the Flies by William Golding, which we started last week.  They are enjoying this book very much so far.  They will continue to work on writing The Constitution in their own words.   Last week, we read the guidelines for their next writing assignment, “Write a Speech.”  This week, we will look at ten different formats for writing a speech.  My whole Eighth Grade class will perform in the Seventh Grade play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as I am short of students.  It will take place on Monday, June 1, at 6:30p.m. in the St. Francis Hall.  They appear to be excited about it.  Please mark your calendars.

This week in history, my Eighth Graders will prepare for their next History Test (Chapter 6).  In addition to this, they will commence reading Chapter 7 of the history book, which focuses on The Industrial Revolution.  They will also watch a history series about The American Revolution (History Channel).

This week, Family Life will address “The Dating Game.”  The discussion should be interesting.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test in Lesson 18 of Wordly Wise, for Friday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 18 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 making use of all that he finds around him, shapes himself for the future.  ~ Maria Montessori

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


Miss Susan