Posted by: aoifelove | October 21, 2016

Fall Festival!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

This past week in literature, my Sixth Graders almost finished reading Skellig.  However, we have a couple of chapters to read before finishing our novel.  My Sixth Graders also read and analyzed two poems, “Remorse” by Truman Reitmeyer, and “Little Boy Blue” by Eugene Field.  Both poems touched the hearts of my sweet Sixth Graders.  “Remorse” is about a hunter who goes out to shoot for sport.  He shoots two geese who die at his feet.  Before they die, the male cries out to the female, who drags herself to his side to comfort him before their deaths.  The hunter realizes that he has destroyed a loving relationship, and vows never to hunt again.  “Little Boy Blue” is about a toddler who dies in his sleep, and how his parents are still mourning his passing many years later, by leaving his room exactly how he left it on the night he died.  The purpose of reading these sad poems is to develop and evoke compassion, at this crucial age in your children.  In addition to this, they worked on their formal outlines, using their laptops.  Many have finished their outlines already.  Well done!  We also prepared for their first Literary Terms Test, which they took today.  The majority of the class scored extremely high.  The grades are posted on Jupiter.  I am so proud of my Sixth Graders.

This coming week in literature, my Sixth Graders will definitely finish reading Skellig by David Almond.  They will also watch the DVD of Skellig, which will bring the book to life and capture their excitement about it.  Then, after a detailed plot and character analysis of Skellig, they will commence reading Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves, on Thursday, October 27.  This book will introduce my Sixth Graders to all the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, in Athens, Greece.  They will read about the power, bravery, mischief, greed, and trickery of the gods, goddesses, mortals, and monsters in Greek mythology.  In addition to this, they will continue the study of “Literary Terms,” and will continue to write and finish their formal outlines.

During Drama class on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, my Sixth Graders rehearsed two more scenes of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  They did a GREAT JOB!  They truly enjoy drama class.  They are hilarious!  Please remind them to study their cues and lines.  Thank you!

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

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 4 in Wordly Wise, on Wednesday.
  • Complete the exercises in Lesson 4 of Wordly Wise, for Wednesday.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD in Lesson 4 of Wordly Wise.
  • Rewrites of your Narrative Poem are due on, Friday, October 28.
  • Study your cues and lines of A Christmas Carol.

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

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!

Sincerely,

Miss Susan:)

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