Posted by: aoifelove | October 3, 2015

Happy St. Francis’ Day!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

HAPPY ST. FRANCIS’ DAY!  Our annual St. Francis’ Day celebration will take place today.  THANK YOU very much to all the parents who donated to our St. Francis’ Day basket. I truly appreciate your generosity.  A special THANK YOU again to Cheri Bell and Laura Visco, who took all the items and put them together to create a beautiful basket for the auction today.  The basket is beautiful!  THANK YOU also to the PTG and to all the parents who were involved in making this celebration a very special day for all at O.M.M.S.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who were elected to sit on the Student Council, especially, Anthony Visco (President), and Kyle Gilbertson (Vice President).  I look forward to working with you all.

This coming week, my Eighth Graders will finish reading Animal Farm by George Orwell.  Then, we will discuss and analyze it.  We will watch Animal Farm on DVD at the end of our study.  The Eighth Graders continue to enjoy the series Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  There are only two more episodes left in the series.

I am happy to report that 61% scored A+’s on the History Test on Friday. These scores have been entered into the new Sycamore System, and will be posted next week.  Some students will need to take a retake of the test.  This week, we will read The Declaration of Independence, which will finish Chapter 2 in history. This chapter focuses on independence and the new nation. We will also watch a documentary about The Declaration of Independence.

This past week, during our Religion class, we examined the First through the Fifth Commandments. This week, we will focus on the Sixth through the Tenth Commandments in detail.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Episode III of Pride and Prejudice is due on Monday, October 5.
  • Spelling/vocabulary of Lesson 4 in Wordly Wise for Friday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 4 of Wordly Wise.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD in Lesson 4.
  • Write a summary of Episode IV of Pride and Prejudice.
  • Write up all the history definitions/questions/answers into the history notebook.

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, and the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.       ~ Aldous Huxley

Have a great weekend and a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan