Posted by: aoifelove | November 28, 2015

A Christmas Carol!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

I trust that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends, and that you will enjoy what remains of this Thanksgiving weekend.  I wish  a safe trip home to all our families  who will have to brave heavy holiday traffic on Sunday.

Last week, I only had my Sixth Graders on Monday and Tuesday, so we were limited in our accomplishments.  I am happy to report that my Sixth Graders appear to be enjoying their new book Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.  Last Tuesday, most students met the deadline for the analysis/outlines of Skellig.  However, some students were late, and need to turn in their outlines, on Monday, please.

This coming week,  the main focus for my Sixth Graders will be rehearsals for the play, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  However, on Tuesday and Thursday, they will keep up with their literature and history studies before rehearsals, and they will read from Greek Gods and Heroes and Ancient Civilizations.

This week in history, the Sixth Graders will start to read Chapter 4, which focuses on the history of Egypt.  They will enjoy learning about Egypt, and I will share stories with them about my time in Egypt (three weeks), when President Sadat was in power.  It is a fascinating culture!

Once again, there will be no Wordly Wise homework this week, as the Sixth Graders need to learn their cues and lines for A Christmas Carol.  I want them to feel confident in knowing their cues and lines, so they will enjoy their performance, on Monday evening, December 7.  They will be fitted for their costumes during the week, beginning on Tuesday.  The play will take place on the stage of the St. Francis Hall, at 6:30 p.m.  Your child should be at the center at 6:15p.m. in full costume and makeup. Girls may wear foundation, eye shadow, mascara, and lipstick.  Boys should wear a little foundation and lipstick, but it is not mandatory.  If you have any questions, please contact me during school hours. Thank you.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study your cues and lines for A Christmas Carol.
  • Write up history definitions from Chapter 4, into your history notebook.

Books are the bees that carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.  ~ James Russell Lowell

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


Miss Susan