Posted by: aoifelove | November 20, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the gift of your children.  They are very sweet, precious, and entertaining!!!  They bring joy to my world every day. They are a credit to you and your parenting skills.  I truly love every one of them! 🙂

THANK YOU to all our parents who attended the Parent/Teacher conferences last Thursday and Friday.  It was lovely to meet with you, and to discuss your child’s progress at ECDS. 🙂

THANK YOU to all our parents who donated books to my classroom library.  My students are excited about them.  It was very thoughtful of you, and I truly appreciate your generosity.  Many thanks! 🙂

This past week in literature, my Seventh Graders continued to read Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren, which they continue to enjoy.  They also worked in their grammar workbooks, and they started to learn how to write a screenplay.

In addition to this, my Seventh Graders took the second Literary Terms Test, which took two class periods.  Some students scored A+’s/A’s/B+’s on the test, while others did not study enough.  Therefore, I will allow those students to retake the test on Tuesday.  The grades for this test are posted on Jupiter Grades.  Please encourage your child to study for the retake test, as my students need to know and understand these literary terms.  Many thanks!

This week will be a very short week…Monday through Wednesday.  There will be a field trip to the Museum of Man, in Balboa Park, on Monday.  Therefore, there will be no time for academics.  However, the field trip will be fun and educational.  On Tuesday, some of my Seventh Graders will work in their grammar and paragraph-editing workbooks, while others retake the Literary Terms Test. We will return to learning to write a screenplay, after the break.  On Wednesday, my Seventh Graders will be busy serving the Thanksgiving Feast to the younger children at ECDS.  Then, they will participate in the feast, too.

There will be no homework during the Thanksgiving Break!  Relax!  Enjoy spending time with your children and your wonderful families. Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

~ President John F. Kennedy


Miss Susan