Posted by: aoifelove | October 21, 2016

Fall Festival!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

This past week, my Seventh Graders finished reading the epic poem, “The Lady of Shalott” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, and we analyzed it.  In addition to this, I read aloud an abridged version of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, which they heard with great enthusiasm and excitement.  They also worked on their formal outlines of Beowulf, and many have already finished them.  They reviewed the Literary Terms for the retake of the first test on today.  I have not had time to correct the yet.  The results will be available on Monday.

This next week, we will analyze Beowulf and finish our study of it.  I am happy to report that our next book for reading, Inside the Walls of Troy by Clarence McLaren, has arrived.  We will commence reading it on Wednesday, October 26.  In addition to this, we will return to Literary Terms, as we continue our daily work in the classroom workbooks.  My Seventh Graders will also prepare for a quiz on Hamlet by William Shakespeare, in order to reinforce the plot, setting, characters, themes, symbols, etc.

This week in Drama, my Seventh Graders read lines for their play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.  They also polished their performances for the monthly Assembly in November.  Auditions for the play will commence after the Assembly.

Reminder: Our annual “Fall Festival” will take place on Friday, October 28, from 2:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.  All are welcome to attend!  A great time is guaranteed for all!  THANK YOU to Anne Morasco, Susan Bachand, and the PAC team.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 5 in Wordly Wise, on Thursday, October 27.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 5 of Wordly Wise for Thursday.
  • Rewrites of the Heroic Poems are due on Friday, October 28, with a colored illustration.

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

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan