Posted by: aoifelove | September 24, 2016


Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

Congratulations to all the Sixth Graders who ran for Student Council last week.  Your speeches were great!  I am so proud of you!  Well done! The elections will take place on Monday, September 26.  Good luck to all!

I am happy to report that my Sixth Graders did a great job in writing their fables.  I am so proud of them!  The rewrites of the fables and a colored illustration are due on Thursday, September 29.

This past week, my Sixth Graders continued to read Skellig by David Almond.  In addition to this, I added a grammar workbook to their in-class work cycle.  They also worked in their punctuation/editing workbooks.

The laptops arrived on Friday, and there was great excitement.  So, I cancelled Literature on DVD, and permitted my students to explore their laptops, instead.  They completed their first writing assignment on the laptops.  A big THANK YOU to Mr. Rick Bychowski for all the hours that he spent in preparing the laptops for our students in Middle School.  We truly appreciate your time and dedication.

This coming week, my Sixth Graders will start their poetry unit.  We will begin with “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes.  It is a wonderful narrative poem about true love.  The next writing assignment for my Sixth Graders will be, “Write a Narrative Poem.”  They will receive guidelines for this exercise next week.  In addition to this, we will continue to read Skellig, work in their classroom workbooks, and use the laptops for writing.  We will resume our viewing of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, on Monday.

Reminder: School Photos this coming week!

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 2, in Wordly Wise, on Wednesday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 2 of Wordly Wise, for Wednesday.
  • Rewrites of your “Fable” (with a colored illustration) are due on Thursday, September 29.

One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.   ~ Aristotle

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


Miss Susan