Posted by: aoifelove | October 9, 2016

A Great Field Trip!!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS to all our Eighth Graders for the great performance that they gave at Thursday’s monthly Assembly.  Their theme was “Service,” and they covered the subject in a thorough and humorous manner.  Well done, Eighth Graders!  I am so proud of you!♥

On Friday, our Middle School trip to Disney’s California Adventure Park was a great success.  Our ECDS students learned many valuable lessons that are required in order to become a truly good leader.  They listened attentively and answered the questions in a mature and intelligent manner.  Their participation was superb!  They were wonderful role-models for our school.  Well done, Students!  THANK YOU to all our parents who drove on the field trip and chaperoned our students around the park.  We are truly grateful to you for your time and energy.♥

This past week, the Sixth Graders continued their reading of Skellig by David Almond.  In addition to this, they also read and analyzed the narrative poem, “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes, which they loved, despite the sad ending.   Their next writing assignment is “Write a Narrative Poem.”  I have distributed the guidelines, and I will discuss them in detail this week.  I will also give them many examples, so they know exactly what is expected of them.  They also worked on their formal outlines, and are making great progress, using their laptops.

This week, my Sixth Graders will continue to read Skellig by David Almond.  They will also watch two short videos of “The Highwayman,” which will bring the poem to life for them.  In addition to this, they will continue to work on their outlines.  They have finished the “Exposition” and the “Rising Action,” this week, they will work on the “Climax.”  There is Wordly Wise homework this week, Lesson 3.  Please remind your child.  Thank you!

Last week, I finished casting for our play, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Every Sixth Grader has one or two parts, and will be in at least two scenes.  This week, I will begin the process of “blocking” each scene.  It should be a lot of fun, as my Sixth Graders are very excited about it.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 3 in Wordly Wise, on Wednesday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 3 of Wordly Wise.
  • Rewrites of the fables and a colored  illustration are past due.
  • Work on your “Narrative Poem.”

Education happens when hope exceeds expectation.  ~ Andy Hargreaves

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

Sincerely,

Miss Susan♥

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