Posted by: aoifelove | December 6, 2015

Christmas Is Coming!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,


Our WordPress blog will appear as a NEWS page in the Sycamore Portal, beginning on January 1, 2016.  Therefore, our WordPress blog will not be delivered directly to your cell phones or computers, as in the past, and to date.  You will have to “log in” to the Sycamore Poratl for classroom information.  However, if you wish, you may purchase a Sycamore app. for your phone or visit the official website for access to the classroom news, homework assignments, due dates, and student grades.  I hope that this new method of communication will not be an inconvenience to you.

This week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue to read Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren.  In addition to this, they will work on their various Language Arts workbooks.  I need more time to explain how to write a screenplay, so, this week, we will continue to learn about screenplay writing, and I will teach my Seventh Graders about a SLUG LINE in a screenplay.

This week in history, my Seventh Graders will finish reading Chapter 17 of their history books, which encompasses The Renaissance.  Then, we will watch short history documentaries for this time period.

Reminders: Mass will be celebrated in the chapel on Tuesday, December 8.  It is the feast of the Immaculate Conception.  Please remind your child to wear his/her Mass uniform. Thank you.

The Sixth Graders will perform A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, on Monday, December 7, in the St. Francis Hall, at 6:30p.m.  All are welcome to attend and support our wonderful Sixth Graders.

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 10 in Wordly Wise on Thursday, December 10.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 10 of Wordly Wise for Thursday.
  • Rewrites of the Beowulf Heroic Poems are due on Thursday, with a colored illustration.
  • Write up your history notes and definitions for Chapter 17, if you haven’t done so already.

Always in our presentation, we must give something which does not exceed the child’s power, and yet, at the same time, calls forth effort. 

~ Maria Montessori

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


Miss Susan