Posted by: aoifelove | October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all the parents who attended our Parent/Teacher conferences last Monday.  It was lovely to meet and chat with you about your children’s academic and social progress.  We had an great turnout. Thank you!  We look forward to meeting with the rest of our parents for the third day of Parent/Teacher conferences on Friday afternoon, November 6, in Room 218.

This week in literature, my Sixth Graders will definitely finish reading Skellig by David Almond.  They will also finish watching the DVD of Skellig, which they enjoyed immensely, this past week.  Then, after a detailed plot and character analysis of Skellig, they will commence reading Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.  My Sixth Graders will be introduced to all the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, in Greece.  They will read about the power, bravery, mischief, greed, and trickery of the gods, goddesses, mortals, and monsters of Greek mythology.  In addition to this, they will commence the study of “Literary Terms,” and will continue the lesson on how to write a formal outline, in preparation for their next writing assignment.

Many Sixth Graders still need to turn in the colored illustrations for their “Fables.”  In addition to this, some students need to turn in their “Spooky Stories, ” which were due on Thursday and are now late.   The next writing assignment will be a formal outline of Skellig by David Almond.

The History Test results were great, only 70% of the class scored in the A+/A range.   Well done, Sixth Graders!  I am so proud of you!  However, some of my Sixth Graders admitted that they did not study for the test, and some of them waited until the night before the test to study.  I have explained how to study for tests on numerous occasions during class time.  Please encourage your child to study for the next test, so his/her overall score for History will not suffer.  This week in history, we will finish reading Chapter 3 of the history book, which focuses on the development of writing.  Then, they will watch a historical documentary on the Smart Board.

During drama class on Friday afternoon, the Sixth Graders rehearsed two more scenes of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  They did a GREAT job!  They truly enjoy drama class.  They are hilarious!  Please remind them to study their cues and lines.  Thank you.

Reminders:

1. Please take great care of my precious Sixth Graders, if they go Trick-Or-Treating tonight, as there are a lot of strange people in the world, and many come out on Halloween night.

2. Parent / Teacher Conferences will commence on Friday afternoon, at 2:00p.m.

3. There will be a Vocations Presentation on Tuesday morning in the chapel. 

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 7 in Wordly Wise.
  • Complete the exercises in Lesson 7 of Wordly Wise.
  • Write up all the history definitions and questions into your history notebook.
  • Begin to study the history definitions.
  • Study the cues and lines of A Christmas Carol.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. 

~ Mark Twain

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!

Cheers,

Miss Susan

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