Posted by: aoifelove | October 29, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

A BIG THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS on the WONDERFUL SUCCESS of this year’s FALL FESTIVAL to Anne Morasco, Susan Bachand, and the PAC Team!!!  The creativity of the Haunted House was AMAZING!  The costumes, pumpkins, scarecrows, and booths were all SUPERB! What an INCREDIBLE JOB!  THANK YOU also to Mr. Lehmunn for volunteering for the DUNK TANK!  You’re a GREAT SPORT! 🙂

THANK YOU to my Sixth Graders, for all your help in the Haunted House on Friday.  You were both SCARY and FABULOUS!! 🙂

This past week in literature, my Sixth Graders finished reading Skellig by David Almond.  Then, they watched half of the movie Skellig, which they enjoyed, as it brought the book to life for them.  They will finish watching it, on Monday, October 31.  They also finished their Skellig outlines.  I am so proud of them!  They started to write their Spooky Stories, and they will continue to write them in class this week.  In addition to this, they worked on their paragraph-editing workbooks, and had fun playing the Grammar Game.  I am happy to report that most of my students who retook the Literary Terms Test scored extremely high on it.  I loved my Sixth Graders’ “Narrative Poems.”  They were very creative!  Well done, Sixth Graders!

This coming week, my Sixth Graders will commence reading Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.  I know that they will enjoy learning about the Greek gods and goddesses who lived on Mount Olympus.  In addition to this, they will return to poetry and will read “The Daffodils” by William Wordsworth.  This is a pastoral poem, and they will watch a beautiful video of the poem, once we have analyzed it.  They will also return to the study of Literary Terms and they will work in their grammar workbooks and play the Grammar Game.

Last week in Drama Class, I finished blocking the Ghost of Christmas Present’s scenes, and started to block the Ghost of Christmas Future’s scenes.  My Sixth Graders were wonderful!  They appear to love Drama Class and are great little actors and actresses.  This week, we will finish blocking the Ghost of Christmas Future’s scenes, and hopefully, the last scene of the play.  Then, we will be ready to rehearse from the beginning to the end.  Yahoo!

Reminders:

  1. The Halloween Parade will take place on Monday at 11:00a.m.
  2. Please take great care of my precious Sixth Graders, if they go Trick-Or-Treating, on Monday night, as there are a lot of strange people in the world who come out on Halloween night.
  3. Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 17 and 18.  I look forward to meeting with you then.

 The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Rewrites of the Narrative Poems are due on Friday, November 4.
  • Spooky Stories are due on Wednesday, November 9.
  • Study your cues and lines for A Christmas Carol.

No one can be free, unless he or she is independent. ~ Maria Montessori

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

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

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