Posted by: aoifelove | September 26, 2015


Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who ran for the Student Council last Monday.  Your speeches were great!  I am so proud of you!  Well done!  The votes were cast on Friday, and the results of the election will be announced on Monday, September 28, during a School Assembly in the Serra Center.  Time…TBD.

THANK YOU to Michelle Acosta and Cheri Bell for organizing the CAKE CELEBRATION for Mrs. King’s birthday, on Thursday.  THANK YOU to all the parents who made delicious cakes for the event.  THANK YOU also to Michelle Acosta, Cheri Bell, Cynthia Gilbertson, Maria McHaffey, and the Seventh and Eighth Graders who served the cake to all the students and teachers.  It was a great success, and a lovely way for Mrs. King to start her birthday.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mrs. King!

This week, the Seventh Graders will finish reading Beowulf by Robert Nye.  Then, we will analyze and have discussions about our hero, Beowulf, and the monsters, Grendel and She.  The next writing assignment will be an outline of Beowulf.  Your child will receive an outline next week and will have to type his /her copy of it in a different font, in order to further learn and review the format of a formal outline.  I look forward to reading the “Myths and Legends” homework that my Seventh Graders turned in on Thursday.  The next book for reading will be Inside the Walls of Troy by Clarence McLaren.  It has been ordered from Barnes and Noble.  The Seventh Graders will start their Poetry Unit, while they wait for the book to arrive.  They will read “The Lady of Shalott” by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Last week during history class, my Seventh Graders watched a documentary about Monastic Life during the Middle Ages.  This week, the first History Test will be given on Thursday, October 1.  We will prepare for the test in class.   In addition to this, we will finish reading Section 3 of Chapter 2, which focuses on kings and nobles, and the religious crusades of the Middle Ages.  In order to enhance our study of the Middle Ages, I will read aloud in class Merlin, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. 

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  •  Study the definitions and questions/answers in Chapter 1 of your history book, for the History Test, on Thursday, October 1.

One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.  ~ Aristotle

Enjoy your weekend and have a GRAND week ahead!


Miss Susan