Posted by: aoifelove | October 25, 2015

Parent/Teacher Conferences 2!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

We are still waiting on our next book order to arrive from Barnes and Noble.  In the meantime, my Seventh Graders will continue to read and study our Poetry Unit.  Last week, we finished reading and analyzing “The Lady of Shalott,” by Alfred Lord Tennyson.  Then, we watched two visual versions of the poem on the Smart Board, one version was read aloud and the other version was sung as a ballad.  Both were animated and were excellent!  This week, my Seventh Graders will read “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson.  Then, we will watch a visual version of the poem.  In addition to this, I will read aloud Hamlet by William Shakespeare, as we ran out of time for it last week.  When I am finished reading it, we will discuss the story and there will be a follow up quiz/test to reinforce the storyline and its characters.  I will go over the quiz in class before I give it to my students.  We will return to Literary Terms, as we continue our daily work in the classroom workbooks.  The “Heroic Poems,” based on Beowulf, are due on Thursday, October 29.

The next History Test (Chapter 15) will be given on Thursday, October 29.  Please encourage your child to follow my directions in their studies for this test.  Thank you!  There will be no Wordly Wise homework, in order to give your child time to focus on the History Test.  This week in history, we will read Chapter 16, which focuses on Early Modern Europe.

Reminder: The next Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on Monday (all day), October 26, and on Friday (afternoon), November 6.  Each conference will take approximately fifteen minutes, and will be held in my classroom, Room 218.  I look forward to meeting with you. 🙂

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Study for the History Test of Chapter 15, for Thursday, October 29.
  • The “Heroic Poems” are due on Thursday, October 29.

Children have more need of models than of critics.  ~ Joseph Joubert

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan 🙂