Posted by: aoifelove | October 9, 2015

Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

Welcome to my blog via Sycamore.  I hope that you enjoy our new system.

The Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Friday, October 16, and on Monday, October 26.  The “Sign-Up” sheets will be at the top of the stairs, on the right hand side, on Monday, October 12 The conferences will be held in Room 218, and will take approximately fifteen minutes per student.  If you have two children in Middle School, please sign up for two slots.  Thank you!  We look forward to meeting with you.

This past week, my Seventh Graders finished reading Beowulf.   Then, we analyzed it.  Their next writing assignment is to write an outline of Beowulf.  We reviewed how to write a formal outline.  In addition to this, we read and analyzed Part One of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s epic poem “The Lady of Shalott.”  This poem ties in very nicely with our study of medieval history. We will continue this study next week.  The next writing assignment will be “Write an Heroic Poem,” based on either of the characters of Beowulf, Grendel, or She.  I have distributed the guidelines to my Seventh Graders.

This week in history, we will watch a documentary about the Crusades and other Medieval conquests.  Then, we will prepare for the next History Test.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 5 in Wordly Wise on Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 5 of Wordly Wise.
  • Rewrites of “Legends/Myths” are past due.
  • Formal outlines of Beowulf are due on Thursday, October 15.
  • Write up the definitions and questions/answers in the history notebook.

Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing. ~ Arnold H. Glasgow

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan